Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Terza Rima

Am I feeling lazy today? Yes. I was going to post something theological and ask a crazy question, but I'll save that for another day. So for now, take this quiz to find out which poetry form you are. The link is in this post. Here's my result. I've never even heard of this form before in my life.
I'm terza rima, and I talk and smile.
Where others lock their rhymes and thoughts away
I let mine out, and chatter all the while.

I'm rarely on my own - a wasted day
Is any day that's spent without a friend,
With nothing much to do or hear or say.

I like to be with people, and depend
On company for being entertained;
Which seems a good solution, in the end.

And apparently if I weren't this terza rima thing, I'd be "blank verse." And I do know what blank verse means.
Enjoy, and please post your results (just copy/paste the text that here appears in the pink box, and then tell us what it said you'd be if you weren't what it claled you. If that sounds too complicated, just post what it said you were, and what it said you would be if you weren't the first thing. (So if I were posting abbreviated I'd say "terza rima - or blank verse."

Good day and God bless.

6 comments:

llgp said...

I am heroic couplets; most precise
And fond of order. Planned and structured. Nice.

I know, of course, just what I want; I know,
As well, what I will do to make it so.

This doesn't mean that I attempt to shun
Excitement, entertainment, pleasure, fun;

But they must keep their place, like all the rest;
They might be good, but ordered life is best.

Not particularly a shocker, is it?
If I was not Heroic Couplets, I'd be Triolet - also not terribly surprising.

Given the rest of the language used in the exemplar poem, I'd probably substitute "This means not that I attempt to shun..." for "This doesn't mean that I attempt to shun..." and "Good they might be, but ordered life is best" for "They might be good, but ordered life is best."

Not that I'm picky or anything.

k-po said...

The following is me.Tell me what it means

I'm terza rima, and I talk and smile. Where others lock their rhymes and thoughts away I let mine out, and chatter all the while.

I'm rarely on my own - a wasted day
Is any day that's spent without a friend, With nothing much to do or hear or say.

I like to be with people, and depend On company for being entertained; Which seems a good solution, in the end.


(If you were not Terza Rima you would be a Sonnet.)

L-Po said...

I scored terza rima, but if I wasn't that, I'd be a rubai, which I think sounds more like me (see below).

I know I should be telling you that I'm
A rubai - but perhaps some other time.
It sounds like work, and anyway, it's late -
Unless I sleep, I'll be too tired to rhyme.

Besides, there's plates to clear and cups to clink,
And when that's done I have to sit and think,
Since then it won't be long before I need
To sleep again and eat again and drink.

llgp said...

Oh my goodness! I'm surrounded by Terza Rima! (I've got to get some Terza Rima cootie spray.)

nana said...

i am the Haiku:
short, terse, unfriendly
yet sometimes quite emotive

if i wasn't Haiku i would be triolet (which i think is really more me) as follows;
If they told you i'm mad then they lied
I'm odd, but it isn't compulsive
I'm the trilet bursting with pride;
No, it isn't obssessive. No hid
All the spoons or I might get convulsive.
If they told you i'm mad then they lied
I'm odd but it isn't compulsive.

that would be me.

nana said...

i see i would also be a bad speller.