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by Jennyj
Rated: E · Assignment · Home/Garden · #1711384
Freytag's take on a dismembered villennelle
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THE GUINEA WATCH
a true story about my cats' morning fascination!
by Jennyj (38) Avg Rating: (1)
Item Genre(s): Pets, Nature, Other
Access Restrictions: None Intro Rated: E

THE GUINEA WATCH
--a villanelle, dismembered--

My five cats wake each dawn to surprise guests!..
They look for neighbor’s flock of guinea fowl
Hens waddle past,calling with noisy zest!.

Cats only dream of a guinea conquest--
all they’d do if they caught one is just growl!
My five cats wake each dawn to surprise guests!

(They’ve only ever caught a mouse, at best!
The sight of fowl makes one timid cat howl--
Hens waddle past, calling with noisy zest!)

The march is early; causes cats their rest!
They’d like to catch one, but just don’t know how!
My five cats wake at dawn from to surprise guests!.

They study them each day with fervent zest!
as they conspire to catch the guinea fowl;
hens waddle past calling with noisy zest!


Their day has started off wrong; they have guests!
They want a young fowl captured from its nest!.
My five cats wake each dawn to surprise guests!
Hens waddle past, calling with noisy zest!

They’ve only ever caught a mouse, at best!
The sight of fowl makes one timid cat howl--
Hens waddle past, calling with noisy zest!


The Guinea Watch according to Freytag
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exposition

My five cats wake each dawn to surprise guests!..
They look for neighbor’s flock of guinea fowl
Hens waddle past,calling with noisy zest!.

rising action


Cats only dream of a guinea conquest--
all they’d do if they caught one is just growl!
My five cats wake each dawn to surprise guests!


climax

The march is early; causes cats their rest!
They’d like to catch one, but just don’t know how!
My five cats wake at dawn from to surprise guests!.

They study them each day with fervent zest!
as they conspire to catch the guinea fowl;
hens waddle past calling with noisy zest!


Their day has started off wrong; they have guests!
They want a young fowl captured from its nest!.
My five cats wake each dawn to surprise guests!
Hens waddle past, calling with noisy zest!


falling action

They study them each day with fervent zest!
as they conspire to catch the guinea fowl;
hens waddle past calling with noisy zest!



conclusion

They’ve only ever caught a mouse, at best!
The sight of fowl makes one timid cat howl--
Hens waddle past, calling with noisy zest!

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