Poetic Forms: 8. Doggerel

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8. Doggerel

* Although I have heard that good doggerel should cause you to caterwaul, no animals were harmed during the creation of this discussion*

Doggerel is a form of comic verse, characterized by a loose structure and rhyme pattern that makes unlikely choices for humorous effect. It is defined as

1. poetry that does not scan well and is often not intended to be taken seriously


2. something that is badly written or makes no sense at all

For our purposes, doggerel falls in the first category. It should be silly, and groaningly, but purposefully bad.

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Author: fileg

Status: General

Completion: Work in Progress

Era: Other

Genre: Research Article

Rating: General

Last Updated: 02/01/04

Original Post: 06/12/03

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