Iambic pentameter Word game anyone? Word games

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Iambic pentameter Word game anyone?
  • Sust Larki at 2015-09-11

    I remember that 3-5 years ago we had this word game where people would write poetry with 5 iambic pentameter, followed by 7, then 5 again (3 lines in all). I can not recall the actual name of the game, but i am certain that old players do remember it. It was a very interesting game, and i wish to play it if we have enough players opting for it. If  we mange to get that game started, I would appreciate if someone can put the rules for new players. Thanks.

  • Richard Moxham at 2015-09-11

    Are you sure it was iambic pentamer?  It sounds like the Japanese form haiku, which comprises three lines of (successively) 5, 7 and 5 syllables.

  • Sust Larki at 2015-09-11

    Yes, that was it! I just recall it as being iambic pentameter because of word stress in that game. So what you say? Want to play Haiku again?

  • Richard Moxham at 2015-09-11

    I didn't play it last time, but sure, why not.  What are the rules exactly? Does each player contribute one line?

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