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Metrical Analysis of Trump Insult Haiku

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A few examples.

This one is a bit awkward in its wording. But same structure ...

In other cases, the third section/stanza is replaced by a verb which is a call to action or threat. But the cadence remains the same.

In still other cases, the structure is different. Yet the same triple cadence is unmistakable.


I am looking for an English professor or perhaps a linguist who can perform a more expert analysis on this.

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