Another Science Times headline

Not exactly “found poetry” (like the Science Times headline and text in this posting) because it was surely intentional. From November 22nd:

Microscopes and Math
Reveal a Moth’s True Hue

Alliteration and rhyme. And it’s in iambic trimeter (with a short first foot in the first line).

Science reporting is a “ludic locale” (for the term, see here; for more on science writing as a ludic locale, see here), and headlines are especially likely places for language play, but the metrical regulation of this headline pushes it into the area of poetry — poetry meant to be found, and appreciated.

 

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