NABOKV-L post 0008896, Tue, 11 Nov 2003 09:57:48 -0800

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EDNOTE. Lovers of the double dactyl will find a bit about the use of Nabokov's name in the NABOKV-L Archive.

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FROM James Fenton's "An Introduction to English Poetry"

The double dactyl, with its fascinating rule that the second part should contain a line consisting of one double-dactyl word, is another form that forbids a straight face:

Higgledy piggledy
Vladimir Nabokov -
Wait! Hasn't somebody
Made a mistake?

Out of such errors, Vla-
dimir Nabokov would
Sesquipedelian

Paragraphs make.

(New Statesman competition)