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(for 3/22 Tea Time) Why I post in Shakespearean sonnets PART 2


My case for posting in rhetorical verse. (Part II) [I rest my case<g>]
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Mar 22, 2002, 4:35 PM

CONTINUED FROM PART 1


(3) AND NOW FOR REASON THREE TO WRITE IN VERSE --

it says you've taken time and care to speak.

To make it fit iambic, you rehearse

the possibilities, and then you seek . . .


. . . the best among your options to express.

Which leads to REASON FOUR: and that's surprise.

You may discover that you must confess

the point you thought you'd make was in disguise.


A "silly rhyme" can force you to new views --

to thoughts you'd never have without "the rules."

Ironic'ly the freedom that you lose

is amplified, returned. So it's not fools . . .


. . . who would make sonnet-arguments.


(So make slams of folks' "poetry" past tense.)


(4) THIS IS A SONNET SEQUENCE. Sonnet 4

shall be the peroration of my case.

As should be clear by now, I could write more --

but then somebody'd smack me in the face.


I smile at that, but that is what this is.

I slap the status quo upside the head.

I answer questions for which there's no quiz.

I ask why it is that we feel so wed . . .


. . . to tiny-type, prose paragraphs on screen.


Like passing notes in high school typing class.

Come on! Dress up our words like Halloween!

Or must we stay the same as Latin mass?


So last: "I mock you with my monkey pants."

Don't stand there scowling -- get out here . . . and dance!.


you speak



Responses


no higher honor would I seek than your response in verse
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Mar 22, 2002, 6:28 PM 1 of 2

and the moments of your life's attention
made self-evident by your care.

I.E., Bless you British heart. <sincere smile>



A weak reply to your glorious words, well a cat may look at a king...
Posted by: skull_uk - Mar 22, 2002, 5:46 PM 2 of 2

Tho' a sonnet's not my scene,
(The skill's beyond my humble brain),
I 'knowledge your superior poet's gene
-Your talent's displayed in each refrain.
You shine your light on our discourse
Of all things in the Buffyverse,
Setting to work our feeble minds
to seek out views of other kinds.
From old 'uns like me to those of teen
A new way for us to vent our spleen.

A poor attempt at a reply
But I was impressed enough to try.




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