Poetics and Poetry Discussion
(6/16/2005 12:34:00 PM)
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Aha, Kenneth! nice point. The surrealists, who thrived on non-sequiturs and the more bizarre the better, would have been happy with this last-word process. The old 19th century 'Consequences' played mostly in prose, required a complete last sentence. But this, if not broken with phrases rather than sentences, comes out as a series of one-liners. Maybe next time?
A variation suggests iself - tell everyone the last words of all the lines so far.That way, we could ruin Jefferson's day and make it all or partly rhyme...
(6/16/2005 11:13:00 AM)
I agree with you, Kenneth, but it sounds like it's already off and running. Maybe we can try your way next time. I suspect with this one-word approach we'll end up with a list of nonsequitors.