Going on an adverb hunt

My apologies to Keats and Yeats, and poetry in general 😉
I’m going on an adverb hunt, I really truly am,
It’s completely crazy, but I’m a silly man,
So I hurriedly search for them, hidden by my verbs,
They’ve got –ly on them, so I quickly find the words,
When finally rid of them, my writing sure will gleam,
At least until I read my draft and then I loudly scream,
My verbs are nearly naked now, so ugly and so weak,
Action verbs become the ones that I madly seek,
So when my quest is done, my prose it really soars,
Oh crap, now passive voice is beating down my doors.

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