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Friday, September 12, 2014

Rhyme scheme

Just like businesses and corporations have earnings strategies, efficiency targets, mid-year goals and fiscal outlooks, poets have rhyme schemes. Chaucer had the Rhyme Royal. Pope had Heroic Couplets. Spenser had his own Spenserian Stanza. Dante had Ottava Rima. Whitman didn't have any, but he made so much noise and waved his arms about in a wild and distracting manner, so people thought that he did. Auden had pretty much all of them. I thought it was about time we gave this blog a rhyme scheme, too.

cat hat
pit-a-pat
mat
sat
fat
flat
contrived to have an uzi hidden beneath his gaily-coloured cravat
dog log 
fog
mog
smog
snog
Dutch clog 
Dirk Harthog
night light
flight
might
blight
height
bright
kite
sight
spite 
sprite
Vegemite
incentivise itemise
synchronise
corporate enterprise
exercise 
estuarise
strategically advise
mild surmise
"Smithers, I can't help but feeling that this once-proud institution is full of spies"
sad demise

The results of this rhyme scheme will shortly be released in a growth-profit matrix, with Powerpoint, a three-day workshop presentation, and a little blue booklet. I really think we're going places with this one.

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