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February 24, 2006

Blank Verse

Ex 1-4c: A Clever Blank-Verse Entry on Your Blog (10pts) -- Jerz: Intro to Literary Study (EL150)

Today it seems that we could run and play,
Instead we stare to a familiar screen.
Thus flat and still for hours on hand
It is boring and hated for typing.

The keys are worn from the busy fingers,
That move rapidly from the a to z.
O, writing for me will never finish,
Iím an English literature major.

The long nights spent on papers for classes,
It will lead me to stress and an old home.
The crazy sentences evoked from me
Pays off in the end for I get an A

An English teacher is what I will be,
To read and to write will bring joy to kids.

Posted by Denamarie at February 24, 2006 12:34 PM

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I wonder, Dena, would you, then, prefer
To write your verses out by hand instead?
The tapping keys could drive us all insane,
But reading my own hand-scrawl hurts my brain.

Posted by: Dennis G. Jerz at February 24, 2006 02:26 PM

Denamarie, you're blank verse is really creative. However, are all of your lines iambic pentameter? "It is boring..." This seems to be unstressed, unstressed, stressed, unstressed. What do you think?

Posted by: ElyseBranam at February 25, 2006 01:30 PM

The tapping keys may drive us all insane
but yet, we will not be the ones to blame
the kids will learn to type real quiet
if not we will put them on a strict diet
diet? yes DIet! fat fingers pounding
on letters such as X, Y, T and Z.

Posted by: ElyseBranam at February 25, 2006 03:39 PM

Elyse.. you mentioned that some of her lines didn't contain the right syllables but the emaple that you wrote up there is also incorrect. Line 3 only contains 9 syllables and line 4 contains 11. Good Try though!! :)

Posted by: brittney Aller at February 26, 2006 05:44 PM

Oh Denamarie, you silly ol' girl,
you better get used to typing away
for english majors' fingers never rest
except when your students will take a test.

Posted by: AmandaNichols at February 26, 2006 06:27 PM

Dena Dena how can you be so cruel?
You talk about your fingers in such pain.
Although your fingers are so short you have
To keep in mind that you at least have them!!!!!

Posted by: Andy LoNigro at February 26, 2006 11:28 PM

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