What is the secret of this poem?

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What is the secret of this poem?

Postby ducksan » Mon Mar 19, 2012 12:48 am UTC

A little unsure whether to post here or the Language/Linguistics subforum. Apologies if it's more suitable over there for -any- reason.

I designed this piece of poetry around a unifying theme. See if you can figure it out. I may offer hints, but as I have no idea of the difficulty level (could be instantly solved, or vice versa)
we'll have to see how it goes.


Hail, Hercules, liquefied beautiful badassery
containing no ominous fortune:
neutral, national mgmt.
Although Siamese protests support cloistering Argentina's king,
callous scarecrows, timing violent - crashing - mnemonics,
feed concubines night cures.
Znojmo gapes, gelid as secret breezes.
The science flew off Gordon Freeman's face and landed and blowed up in a BOOM!
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Re: What is the secret of this poem?

Postby bane2571 » Mon Mar 19, 2012 2:22 am UTC

Spoiler:
Periodic Table of the Elements. When you get a text as disjointed as this, the best plan is to look at the first letter.
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Re: What is the secret of this poem?

Postby ducksan » Mon Mar 19, 2012 2:56 pm UTC

You got it. Granted, no one in the real world had any idea how to approach it, but the magical internets do tend to be different.
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