Tuesday, April 10, 2007

61. A Poetry Quiz-or what form of poetry are you?

There's this funny little quiz to determine what form of poetry you might be. Find it here. poeticform (Thanks to Brooklyn Arden and Fuse 8).

So I took this quiz. I am this poetic form:

If they told you I'm mad, then they lied.
I'm odd, but it isn't compulsive.
I'm the triolet, bursting with pride;
If they told you I'm mad, then they lied.
No, it isn't obsessive. Now hide
All the spoons or I might get convulsive.
If they told you I'm mad then they lied.
I'm odd, but it isn't compulsive.
What Poetry Form Are You?

But if I weren't that, I'd be this:

I, as a clerihew,
Tend to be merry; too
Merry, it might, perhaps, by some, be claimed;
But I'm sure that these people are wrong, and need to be grievously maimed.
What Poetry Form Are You?

Hmm. Sounds as if my sanity is in question. But then, I took the quiz immediately after a frustrating encounter with a computer system that has been driving my batty.

Apparently it's much more common (according to Fuse 8) to be a terza rima, at least in library-writing-reading circles. Let me know what poetic form you are.


geek goddess said...

I am this:

The ballad, I; I shun the world,
   Its bustle and its noise,
Its busy hasty rushing crowds
    And bright consumer toys.

Indeed, I sometimes like the old
    Because it's not the new;
And if you think that's strange or wrong,
   I might not much like you.

Samatakah said...

I am the terza rima, which actually describes me pretty well... If not that, then a sonnet, but that describes huzzleban a lot better!

Bev said...

I am this:

I am, of course, none other than blank verse.
I don't know where I'm going, yes, quite right;
And when I get there (if I ever do)
I might not recognise it. So? Your point?
Why should I have a destination set?
I'm relatively happy as I am,
And wouldn't want to be forever aimed
Towards some future path or special goal.
It's not to do with laziness, as such.
It's just that one the whole I'd rather not
Be bothered - so I drift contentedly;
An underrated way of life, I find.

So I guess I don't know where I'm going!?? Mind if I link to you?!

writtenwyrdd said...

Aaah! I'm boring! I'm a terza rima!!!

BoReGo said...

I'm a Tanka, I took it again and It's pretty consistent. If I'm not a Tanka, I'm a Rubai. I'd always thought of myself as a Blank Verse. Hmmm

Anonymous said...

I'm a Terza Rima!!! WOOHOO!!! datte bayo! Cause' I can talk for like five days straight!!! Terza Rimas are NOT boring!!! They ROCK!!! ......or if not, I'm a ballad, cause' I don't like change.. but WOOHOO I'M A TERZA RIMA!!!!!!