Friday, May 22, 2009

Freshbook ottava rima challenge

Here's a job ad -- of all things! -- coming from Freshbooks (an innovative on-line billing company) that calls for job seekers to include a stanza of verse in their application (as proof of paying attention when reading the ad).

Great idea. What about composing the stanza? Let's take the challenge... It's supposed to be abababcc iambic pentameter.

On Freshbook's Job Ad Requesting a Stanza of Verse to Be Included in Response

Including verse in applications is
A sure sign of pure pedantry.
Does one the facts and detail there squeeze,
Or should it be of all such matters free,
And sing the songs that nobler spirits please,
And be like sweet and simple melody?
Whatever is the case, we will conclude
The author is a strange and funny dude.

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