Monday, March 5, 2012

"An ode to _______"; Apostrophes dedicated to the turrible.

"My dearest toilet, how I adore thee;
How oft all others thrones compare so poorly;
Your heated seat, your porcelain skin,
Your bowl I put my old food in..."

Ah,the apostrophe--how incredible that one can simple write a poem to a non-living, inanimate object, and still create such art. Amazing, isn't it? Well, that's what I think, at least, and hopefully, you'll think so soon, as well.

Your job is to write a minimum 20-line poem dedicated to a terrible, not-particularly-worth-of-being-written-about-in-a-poem object. It must have a distinct, labeled rhyme scheme, and must reveal a truth about humans, even though it is directed to the object. Finally, it should include a few of the following schemes and tropes we discussed in class:

Got it? Oh, and by the way--at the end of this, we'll do a poetry contest where you will all read everyone's poems, and you'll all vote for the best worst poem of them all!

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