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What is unique/unusual about the following strange couplet?

a serene summer moon waxes over a wave-worn azure sea.

an orca moans an arcane verse as mermen caress a venomous sea anemone.

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All the letters are "short" lowercase letters and don't extend below the line. E.g. no l's, t's, k's, g's, etc.

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  • $\begingroup$ Indeed, indeed. $\endgroup$
    – Luke
    Apr 1, 2015 at 1:36
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In addition to what @Ben said,

None of them drop below the line, no "p", no "q"

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  • $\begingroup$ Yeah I must have been in the middle of editing mine when you posted yours. Also it's good to see a fellow Coloradan on here! $\endgroup$
    – Ben
    Mar 31, 2015 at 21:46
  • $\begingroup$ Huzzah for CO! Not much longer for me though. $\endgroup$ Mar 31, 2015 at 21:49
  • $\begingroup$ Sad to see you go :( $\endgroup$
    – Ben
    Mar 31, 2015 at 21:50
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Also, a serene summer moon waxes over a wave-worn azure sea.

Three words each begin with the letters "a", "s", and "w" with an "o" as the only solo

an orca moans an arcane verse as mermen caress a venomous sea anemone.

a 6, v 2, m 2, s 1, o 1 The sum of the number of words that do not start with "a" equals the total number of words that start with "a"

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  • $\begingroup$ Downvoted just because it's the wrong answer? $\endgroup$ Apr 1, 2015 at 13:33

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