Saturday 20 January 2018

The Origins of TRIGONOMETRY (LS)

WORDPLAY post #99, A concoction to honour Robbie Burns Day
LIMERICK VERSE:  The corresponding poem by Giorgio Coniglio was originally web-published  at the OEDILF website 
'LS' = Limerick Saga. On this blog, we will be using this abbreviation to designate poems whose verses, each in limerick form (5-line AABBA stanzas), number three or more.  These lengthier poetic endeavours give more room for the development of relevant details, and the inclusion of further elements of plot and character, when compared with the single-verse form. Readers are asked to note that for a limerick writer, 15 lines of poetry seems like a lot. 
  The Omnificent English Dictionary ILimerick Form is an online humor dictionary that has accumulated over 105,000 carefully edited single-stanza poems, including three hundred or so by Giorgio.  In general, OEDILF is not terribly keen on the submission of multiverse limericks, but Giorgio seems to be trying to corner the market on this particular poetic modality. 

SONGLINK: Another song (to the tune of "Auld Lang Sine") about Simon Lang and his trigonometric adventures in later life can be found on an earlier blogpost on our sister blog "SILLY SONGS and SATIRE". 

*  The mathematical expression in the second line of the fourth verse should
 be read as "sine-over-cos", cos being the mathematical abbreviation for cosine. The mathematical abbreviation for tangent is tan.

SINGABLE VERSION -double click on thumbnails to enlarge.

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