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The Rise and Fall of Minuschitae

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The Rise and Fall of Minuschitae: The Longest Moment


An epic poem by Tycho Brahe detailing the happenings of the Kingdom of Minuschitae during The Longest Moment.


Ambitious and psychedelic, the poem's form maintained a blend of iambic pentameter, sonnet, and haiku combined with random punctuation (although Brahe did not restrict himself to following all the rules of all these forms at all times). To maintain the ryhme scheme Tycho began making words up adding to the ELotH:TES lexicon, for which he added new words later to ryhme with those. This resulted in an exponentially increasing quantity of new words. Experts speculate that as many as 10 new languages were created in the writing of this one poem alone.


Brahe intended this poem to be a full entry in The Elemenstor Cycle, likely taking the place of Book 5, but his publishers rejected it, relegating it instead to a 320 page appendix to The Temptations of the Bix the End Table, and other tales.




Introduction: Of the Ur-Formation of Minuschitae


1. First,, Minuschitae!

2. Was not--and then? next it was

3. Thanks to Minuthrim;

4. Thus the blordinae)

5. Of the land, tiny. and fawes

6. Did greatly please: Him

7. Be that as it may:

8. Dark and frumptious things would cause?!.

9. Events blorg and glim(

Chapter 1, verse 8, intrasignet 2

1. An lo upon brow

2. Heav'd 'pon sleep's dark distant shores

3. A kingdom's lone frow.

4. Besotted on boars

5. Crowned toiling minuschitae

6. A life's work sans goors.

7. Set to labor now

8. The little one works her chores

9. To hirol her plough.


Does anyone remember exactly what iambic-haiku sonnet form is? I believe it is as follows. Intrasignet 1: abc abc abc ddd Intrasignet 2: efe ghg ifi jhj. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
Intrasignet 2 is always this: efe fgf hfh

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