Ft. Lauderdale, Fl USA
Yes, HERE they ARE, sir ESsoRANT.
Some COME to PRAISE, some COME to RANT.
Some ADD bright SUNlight TO our LIVES
While OTHers COME with SHARPened KNIVES.
No MATter...ALL are WELcome HERE.
They're PRETtieR than YOU or 'DEER.
No MATter IF they DANCE or FENCE
We ALways WELcome THEIR two CENTS.
Interesting, Brad. That's the way I read it, everything in perfect iambic. You read several areas differently. That is my fault, not yours. As the writer, I'm supposed to be able to direct you to read it the way I write it by the construction.
There are two area where we differ that I would question.
"sunlight"...you make it iambic. I've never heard it that way. The dictionaries haven't, either. The accent is always on the first syllable....SUNlight. I could buy it being a spondee, if necessary, but never with the first syllable being unaccented.
"prettier"...you make it a two-syllable word. I know that I'm from the South where we tend to draw words out at times but I've never heard it as two syllables, always three. PRETtiER. The following words "than you or deer" set up a comparison. The two things being compared would call for the accents....than YOU or DEER. You chose to accent one and not the other. I don't think it works that way.
I appreciate your taking the time and effort to dissect it and your kind words