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Rhetorical verse for Tea Time in
L.A. #29- Please do not post comments here (use
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Apr 22, 2002, 6:48
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(LIVES) (inspired by BtVS #17/2.5 "Reptile
rhetorical verse in
Shakesperean sonnet form
ALTHOUGH IT'S TRUE that Cordy wants the
of worldly wealth and well-bred
husband prize --
dear Buffy wants
"the rest" so bad, her destiny she'll
aside so casually . . . to go in
search of guys . . .
. . . or as she'd
put it "normal girly stuff."
reluctant heroes are the norm in Screenplay
so these decisions can't be blamed on
(Also cliche: "Girls just want
to have fun.")
fateful cards too hot to deal,
"Sargeant" Giles' tough training wearing
Good Lord, this high school girl
just wants to feel
sometimes. Can she never win . .
. . . a pony ride of pure, "plain
Instead of danger ev'ry
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forensicpopouri - Apr 22, 2002, 6:54
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PART 2 of 4 (sonnet sequence) CHARMED
forensicpopouri - Apr 22, 2002, 6:52
(2) SO TO
ESCAPE the drudgery of fate,
Buffy tells a lie and takes a drink
a pit of vipers who deflate
a girl's defenses
with smooth talk. Their kink . . .
. . . is
how their worldly grace must be maintained.
women seeking "more" are sacrified
Boy." And so our hero's chained
Cordy and another who had priced . .
. . . the merchandise -- yet overlooked
(The metaphors are
slanderous of course --
the rich don't
quite deserve the writers' axe
so bluntly. Their
luck's not by evil force . . .
The source of
their good fortune's more mundane
reptile gods. Today, I won't
PART 3 of 4 [sonnet sequence] CHARMED
forensicpopouri - Apr 22, 2002, 6:51
TO SAY that Buffy saves the day.
lucky that her bonds were not too
Or she, like Cordy could just
kneel and pray:
when ev'rything about your
day goes wrong.
I say that with some
the prayers in Sunnydale are
just a joke --
and only evil folk need sacred
(Each Reptile lover wore a monkish
No, violence is always
No pow'r beyond her
muscles is required
except a pointy stake of any
I'm sure her fated role would make her
tired . . .
. . . of the whole business, and
just want to be
a charmed boy's girl with no
PART 4 of 4 [sonnet sequence] CHARMED
forensicpopouri - Apr 22, 2002, 6:50
THE TIME is
running out as TEA TIME comes
and somehow all my
points have run away --
my calculator will not do
And so this final sonnet's just for
The reason for extending this
is that I've reached the midpoint
of this path
along the way to Shakespeare's num.
these lines along . . . I'm sure
incurring wrath . . .
. . . of poets
everywhere who scream: "No More!
Why do you
pour these words in Shakespeares's form?
take these awful lines. Get out the door
we lose our minds. Go find a dorm . . .
. . .
in some insane asylum, where no harm
will be done
by your verse. How 'bout a
AND THUS WE REACH THE END
OF 77 SONNETS ... ONE HALF OF 154