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Divine what i have hid over this verse must you go. utter each

  1. Jun 28, 2004 #1

    Gokul43201

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    divine what i have hid...

    over this verse must you go.
    utter each line so you
    believe you are not dumb.
    look up; look down; all !
    every which way you see,
    a pattern will be. just as a
    circle be twice an arc.
    right and left appear
    overtly identical, so
    such a verse as this,
    twice, may be told apart,
    in just the way i
    call a circle twice an arc.
     
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  3. Jun 28, 2004 #2

    AKG

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    Is it something other than the fact that the first and last letters of each line are the same?
     
  4. Jun 29, 2004 #3

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    You're half-way there.
     
  5. Jun 29, 2004 #4

    AKG

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    double acrostic
     
  6. Jun 29, 2004 #5

    i believe that the answer to this is in these four lines.
    bcoz 'o' and 'c' are the only 2 alphabets occuring twice at begining of the lines, and the answer could be obtained if they are told apart.

    also, i am not sure but is it that by the words "circle" and "arc", you mean 'o' and 'c'.

    in any case i am not able to find out what this will finally conclude as, but i hope i am on the right track of thought or else i will have to start all over again.
     
  7. Jun 29, 2004 #6

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    AKG has it.

    The verse is of a form known as a double acrostic. I could have made it harder by having the last letters spell the answer from the bottom upwards.
     
  8. Jun 29, 2004 #7

    Gokul43201

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    vikas, you tried to read more into my verse than I put into it. Unfortunately, I didn't take the time to compose anything especially intelligent (with perhaps the connections you suggest). Interesting observations though - but they are just coincidental !
     
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