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Eight lines, staggering syllables


Write an eight-line poem or flash piece using the following constraints: 

  • The first and last lines should use only one-syllable words.
  • The second and seventh lines should use only two-syllable words.
  • The third and sixth lines should use only three-syllable words.
  • The fourth and fifth lines should use only four-syllable words (yes, you can count hyphenated words as one word).


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