I will incline mine ear to the parable, and shew my dark speech upon the harpfrom Psalm 49
As small cities go, Oconomowoc isn't as unattractive as it sounds. Nor is Pewaukee, despite the heavy accent on the first syllable.
I've gone through Oconomowoc on an Amtrak train. And Pewaukee is where Jessica Powers, the Carmelite poet, lived.What about Neenah?
I don't know that Oconomowoc would work, since the form more or less requires a dactyl; also, I haven't the foggiest how it's stressed. Neenah, I'm afraid, is right out.However, since Pewaukee is a dactyl (thanks for the tip, Ellyn!):The siren call of PewaukeeAroused me from my lethargy;It sounded with such urgency,I upped and moved to Pewaukee.
Bob,I believe it's uh-CON-uh-muh-woc. Major stress on the CON, secondary stress on the woc.Some of my best friends are from Wisconsin ... well, one of my best friends is from Wisconsin.
uh-CON-uh-muh-woc = duh-DUH-duh-duh-duh.Doesn't work.Darn.
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