Thursday, December 25, 2014

horrifying Yuletide epiphany

I only just realized that

It rubs the lotion on its skin
Or else it gets the hose again*


He thrusts his fists against the posts
And still insists he sees the ghosts**

are both in iambic tetrameter.

This bears examination. What if iambic tetrameter is the natural rhythm of horror stories? What if iambic tetrameter is the rhythm of Cthulhu's leprous, rotting, cosmic heart?

*From "The Silence of the Lambs," starring Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins.

**From Stephen King's bloated meganovel It.


1 comment:

Donald Rhodes said...

Have a very good day, Kevin, no matter how you decide to celebrate the day. Meli Keuliseumaseu.