Friday 15 December 2023

Timelessly Rhymeless: HOMOPHONOUS REVELRIES

This blogpost will give you more understanding and helpful examples related to a type of creative limerick variation indulged in by the authors. To see the whole spectrum of our efforts, you might want to take the time to review "A Corner of the Poet's World: LIMERICK VARIATIONS".

In some circumstances, identity rhymes, e.g. perverse / reverse, are regarded by critics as "not even rhymes". Our opinion differs. 


CURRENT CONTENTS
Bypassed glitches
Corrective
Deserving
Here and there
(Hippo's) hip replacement
Identity rhymes
Self-Indulgence
Toast to French homophones




Authors' Note: Of course, the concept that bribes would be of benefit to authors submitting to the collaborative website OEDILF (Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Format)is patently nonsensical. There are a certain number of identity rhymes that appear in the database of edited verses there. The prosaic explanation, however, is that these bypassed initial glitches, being rather subtle in comparison with other flaws, are often under-observed and overlooked.






Authors' Note: 

syll: jargon used in the doggerel trade; a short form of syllable

Although the adjective deserving has come euphemistically to be applied to the needy, it classically was applied to people or things that were commendable or admirable
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Author's Note: Hip replacement has become a surgical procedure that is frequently performed in humans, and is making inroads into veterinary practice in dogs and cats. Its role in jungle creatures and zoo inhabitants remains to be developed, parenthetically.




Authors' Note: Instead of the usual A1,A2,B1,B2,A3 pattern. the above verse has lines ending in identity rhymesA1,A1,B1,B1,A1. Some critics would say that such end-of-line parallel words, e.g. perVERSEely conVERSEly are not rhymes at all. But when bunched up they have a definite musicality, and can be entertainingly sung at open-mike at a bar. 









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Sunday 10 December 2023

DEFINING OPINIONS, fifth octet, in progress

 

previous poetic posts (see previous posts for the complete story..)
hormones
hors d'oeuvres
horticulturist
hose
hostile
hot
hourly
housewife

CURRENT CONTENTS  (fifth octet, WIP):

Hover
Hoyle, Edmond (according to ... )
more to follow

other possibilities include homily, hominy, homonym, hot-headed, hot-blooded, holistic, hookworm







Authors' Note: 

according to Hoyle: an idiom alluding to Edmond Hoyle's books as the ultimate authority on the rules of social games, particularly cardgames such as whist

according to: a less frequent use of the expression, in this case meaning '"attributable to"

  There are few verifiable details of the early life of Edmond Hoyle (1672–1769). As a tutor in social card games, he published A Short Treatise on the Game of Whist at the age of 70. Other books of rules followed, primarily involving cardgames, but also chess and probability theory. Hoyle died at age 97 in London, England. 



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Tuesday 5 December 2023

Progress in Poetry: "LIMERRHOIDS"

 This blogpost will give you more understanding and some helpful examples related to a type of  limerick-variation indulged in by the authors. To see the whole spectrum of our efforts, you might want to take the time to review "A Corner of the Poet's World: LIMERICK VARIATIONS".

Note that "limerrhoid" is a neologism, i.e. a concocted word invented by the authors for various types of extensions to limerick verses; it has no genuine medical significance, although it sounds as if it should. 


Authors' Note: an apocryphal tale. The authors offer their apologies to any extant persons in Ireland or elsewhere named Seamie O'Malley, or their descendants.
















More Examples









Further collections of such verses by the authors using an extended limerick format have been made available to readers recently; click HERE


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Wednesday 15 November 2023

Cardiologic Tracings: AT HEART, part #2, in progress


previous poetic posts (part #1)
arteriopath
atrial fibrillationbypass grafts
dipyridamole (stress)
dobutamine (stress)
ejection fraction (left ventricular)
heart block
Holter monitor

CURRENT CONTENTS
Hyperlipidemia
Hypertension
Myocardial ischemia
Torsade de pointes
More to follow


Authors' Note: Jealousy at the flight of birds has apparently resulted in expressions suggesting that human social responsibility is analogous to having one's wings clipped, or flying straight, as here.

Hyperlipemia (also known in America as hyperlipidemia), is a medical condition in which high blood levels of fats (lipids), particularly cholesterol, portend cardiac disease, including deadly heart attacks. Hyperlipemia is one of a number of such asymptomatic risk factors including hypertension and diabetes. Fortunately, change in lifestyle including diet and exercise, and judicious prescription of pharmaceutical drugs, such as statins, can reduce risk.



 Authors' NoteHigh blood pressure, or hypertension, a chronic condition generally of unknown cause, is one of the major cardiovascular risk factors playing a role in the development of adult heart disease. It is also of particular importance in the causation of stroke, accounting for up to 50% of the risk for that condition. 






Authors' Note: There is variability in patients' response to the development of blockages in the coronary arteries. Part of this is due to the gradual development of collateral arteries or side branches, which may mitigate the effect of the obstructions to produce chronic symptoms or acute severe damage to heart muscle. The net impact on flow can be assessed through imaging showing blood flow to heart muscle at rest and stress, with nuclear or other studies of myocardial perfusion (‘gated SPECT’).




Authors' Note: 

Torsade de pointes (tor-sad duh PWAnT), is an Anglo-French medical term for twisting of the peaks, named in 1966 by its French cardiologist discoverer. It is a pattern seen on the ECG (electrocardiogram), with 'twisting' or cycling of the height of the ventricular 'QRS' complexes, and is often associated with factors, inherited or acquired, that widen the 'Q-T' interval on the tracing. This pattern is associated with nasty ventricular arrhythmias and sudden death. If you are lucky, you have survived the initial episode and have correctable factors (e.g. electrolyte disorders, certain pharmaceuticals, etc.)

Flying straight is a casual metaphor associated with performing expected or routine function.

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Friday 10 November 2023

EXOTIC TRAVEL DESTINATIONS, part #2

 

previously posted poems (part #1)
Air travel
Cappadocia, Turkey
Chania, Crete
Congolese hippodromes
Discount fares to Australia
Ford Ord national monument
Haifa (Holyland)
Hawai'i, US and Haida Gwaii, Canada

CURRENT CONTENTS:
Iceland
Labelle, Florida
Micronesia
Mt. Pleasant, S. Carolina
Nome, Alaska
Swiss Alps
Chemainus, BC (6 verses, a 'brief saga')



















photo courtesy of Uncommon Solutions
Florida; armadillos; travel destinations

























shoreline of Charleston Harbor,
cruiseship approaching in shipping lane




approachable 'wild' waterfowl,
an attraction at the Shem Creek boardwalk
















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Sunday 5 November 2023

BINOMIAL EXPRESSIONS, part #3, in progress

 

previously posted poems
(part #1 - December 5, 2021)
hale and hearty
hug and kiss
food and drink 
first and last
sin and redemption
down and out
betwixt and between
hem and haw
(part #2 - August 5, 2023) 
flotsam and jetsam
by hook or by crook
poop and scoop
bump and grind
birds and bees
flora and fauna
publish or perish
high and dry


CURRENT CONTENTS
Echoic binomials (3 verses, a 'brief saga' )
Healthy, wealthy and wise (a trinomial)
More to follow


In the following collection, "bigger and bigger" exemplifies nicely the echoic binomial.



And, it doesn't take too much imagination to guess that the whole enterprise can be extended on occasion to three parallel words (nouns, verbs or adjective).



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Sunday 15 October 2023

DEFINING OPINIONS, fourth octet

previous posted poems:
(first octet):
academically
crepuscular
envision
farce
hamuli
haunch
Haversian canals
hoard
hoarding
hoe
holdout
hole#1
hole #2
holler
hollow
homogenized milk
hone
honey
honk
honorifics
hooey
hoot
hop
hopeful


CURRENT CONTENTS (fourth octet):
Hormones
Hors d'oeuvre
Horticulturist
Hose
Hostile
Hot
Hourly
Housewife
(for continuation, see the link below)
















Authors' Note  As the hour is one of the most commonly used measure of time, fitting well with the time-frame of daily human activities, it is used more often in a general than in a scientific or precise sense. Examples of this usage include the appointedhour and happy hour. The derived adverb hourly shares this attribute.




 
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