multisyllabic

So how do y'all feel about multies?
  • So how do y'all feel about multies? Personally, I like them. I use them and they offer a more creative challenge to your writing, especially when starting out. I find them easy when staying simple, but once you add more syllables to rhyme to like 4 or 6, well, I sometimes find myself stuck in a rut after that. Then once you use certain rhyme schemes like a..."ABBACC" rhyme scheme, you get a kinda good feel about yourself. For the record, I've never done that.

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If you're using syllable structured form in poetry....
newyearsjay answered your question: I get confused with syllables…is the word neon one or two?

I would say two

elibird replied to your post: I get confused with syllables…is the word neon one or two?

2 in my book. Knee-on.

That’s what I thought, but the first and third syllable counters I tried indicated one. I guess with poetry, you can play hard and fast with the specifics of syllables to make the phrase work.

So I’m trying out creating some Tanka poetry. It’s a five line Japanese form in which the syllables you use in each line works like this; 5, 7, 5, 7, 7. I had the bare bones of a poem sitting in my drafts page for over a year, and decided to restructure it into Tanka when I couldn’t get to sleep last night.

"Neon" is a strange one, because if you think of the sounds of a word starting and ending with the opening and closing of the mouth, then neon would just be one syllable. If you say it faster than you would usually say it, it feels like just one syllable, but in regularly speed it feels like it should be two.

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Yo it’s Edgar Allan Poe with a flow so poetic

Melancholy wordsmith - style so phonetic

Got a raven on my shoulder - gothic thematics

Demonic alcoholic - multisyllabic 

It’s a habit - take a look and

I’m sure you’ll find

That the mechanics of rap are the mechanics of rhyme

And when we analyze the rhythm of the units to the meter

Long short, short long - doesn’t matter, look at either

An iamb is two syllables unstressed, stressed which

The words insane, explain and delight all express

A trochee on the other hand, goes stressed, unstressed

Words like coffee, crazy, giant - so prepared to be impressed

(But Poe what’s an anapest?)

Words like tambourine

cavalier and Marianne, and by that I mean

two unstressed, stressed syllables in succession

that’s our first lesson, okay any questions?

Flow like Poe (I’m going hard on that tetrameter)

Flow like Poe (I’m going hard on that tetrameter)

Flow like Poe (I’m going hard on that tetrameter)

This is lit-hop 101 with MC Edgar Allan Poe