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Dorothy Fennell
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Monostitch poem

   Thread Started November 6 at 10:33AM

Hi anybody - Is the rule 'one line' mean just that - or could it be 'one sentence.



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RE: Monostitch poem

Reply on November 11, 2017 09:55 PM
Good question, Dorothy;)


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RE: Monostitch poem
Reply on November 20, 2017 02:48 PM
I'd say "one line" because a sentence could grow to many lines. Take Shakespeare's long sentence in Richard II,
"This royal throne of kings, this scepter'd isle,
This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars,
This other Eden, demi-paradise,
This fortress built by Nature for herself
Against infection and the hand of war,
This happy breed of men, this little world,
This precious stone set in the silver sea,
Which serves it in the office of a wall,
Or as a moat defensive to a house,
Against the envy of less happier lands,
This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England,
This nurse, this teeming womb of royal kings,
Fear'd by their breed and famous by their birth,
Renowned for their deeds as far from home,
For Christian service and true chivalry,
As is the sepulchre in stubborn Jewry,
Of the world's ransom, blessed Mary's Son,
This land of such dear souls, this dear dear land,
Dear for her reputation through the world,
Is now leased out, I die pronouncing it,
Like to a tenement or pelting farm:
England, bound in with the triumphant sea
Whose rocky shore beats back the envious siege
Of watery Neptune, is now bound in with shame,
With inky blots and rotten parchment bonds:
That England, that was wont to conquer others,
Hath made a shameful conquest of itself."

Stan