History Creator / OgdenNash

2nd Feb '16 6:12:44 PM Jeduthun
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* LittleMissBadass: The heroine of "[[http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/adventures-of-isabel/ The Adventures of Isabel]]" (named after Nash's own daughter) is an unflappable little girl you don't want to get on the wrong side of, see her dealings with an enormous bear:
--> Isabel, Isabel didn't worry\\
Isabel didn't scream or scurry.\\
She washed her hands and straightened her hair up\\
Then Isabel quietly ate the bear up.
26th Dec '15 11:56:59 AM ZarbiNerada
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* AdHominem[=/=]DontShootTheMessage: "Yes-and-No Man" is about a man who wants to be concerned about the direction the country is headed--but cannot stand all the mutual demonization between left and right.
4th Jun '15 4:18:51 PM Micah
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* LiteralMinded: "Very Like A Whale" is all about the narrator's dislike of metaphor.
13th Aug '14 7:26:38 AM Morgenthaler
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He was also verified by the ''GuinnessBookOfWorldRecords'' as having composed the shortest published poem: "On the Antiquity of Fleas", which consists of the single line "Adam had 'em."

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He was also verified by the ''GuinnessBookOfWorldRecords'' ''Literature/GuinnessWorldRecords'' as having composed the shortest published poem: "On the Antiquity of Fleas", which consists of the single line "Adam had 'em."
23rd Nov '12 10:17:06 AM ZarbiNerada
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** DoubleSubverted with Pinball Pete in ''A Tale of the Thirteenth Floor'':
--->"...[[spoiler:''I'' turned the heat upon Pinball Pete]]\\
"[[spoiler:You see, I had a daughter, too]]."
1st Nov '12 11:35:03 PM videogmer314
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--->Romeo and Juliet.

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--->Romeo and Juliet.--->Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet.
28th Aug '12 11:53:23 AM ZarbiNerada
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* AssholeVictim: In the first verse "Polterguest, my Polterguest", the narrator claims such exasperation as to tempt him to throw the bitch under a train. In the last verse, we learn that [[spoiler:he has already tried, unsuccessfully, to drown her]].
14th Jul '12 3:17:38 AM LordGro
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He was also verified by the ''GuinnessBookOfWorldRecords'' as having composed the shortest published poem: ''On the Antiquity of Fleas'', which consists of the single line "Adam had 'em."

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He was also verified by the ''GuinnessBookOfWorldRecords'' as having composed the shortest published poem: ''On "On the Antiquity of Fleas'', Fleas", which consists of the single line "Adam had 'em."



* AnalogyBackfire: The poem ''The Romantic Age'', about a lovestruck teenage girl who:

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* AnalogyBackfire: The poem ''The "The Romantic Age'', Age", about a lovestruck teenage girl who:



* LittleDidIKnow: ''Don't Guess, Let Me Tell You''.
* MissingFloor: ''A Tale of the Thirteenth Floor''.

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* LittleDidIKnow: ''Don't "Don't Guess, Let Me Tell You''.
You".
* MissingFloor: ''A "A Tale of the Thirteenth Floor''.Floor".



--->''The Self-Effacement of Electra Thorne'':

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--->''The --->"The Self-Effacement of Electra Thorne'':Thorne":



* StuffyOldSongsAboutTheButtocks: ''The Clean Platter''

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* StuffyOldSongsAboutTheButtocks: ''The "The Clean Platter''Platter"



* TermiteTrouble[=/=]FloorboardFailure: ''The Termite''

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* TermiteTrouble[=/=]FloorboardFailure: ''The Termite''"The Termite"



* TheSoCalledCoward: ''Custard the Dragon'' is about a woman named Belinda who lived with a kitten, a mouse, a dog, and a dragon. Counter-intuitively, the kitten, mouse, and dog were all described as being very brave, while the dragon was a coward. However, when a pirate broke into the house and threatened Belinda, the three supposedly 'brave' animals ran and hid, and Custard stood his ground, fought the pirate, and ate him.
* TheThingThatWouldNotLeave: ''Polterguest, My Polterguest''[[http://www.eecs.harvard.edu/~keith/poems/polterguest.html]].

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* TheSoCalledCoward: ''Custard "Custard the Dragon'' Dragon" is about a woman named Belinda who lived with a kitten, a mouse, a dog, and a dragon. Counter-intuitively, the kitten, mouse, and dog were all described as being very brave, while the dragon was a coward. However, when a pirate broke into the house and threatened Belinda, the three supposedly 'brave' animals ran and hid, and Custard stood his ground, fought the pirate, and ate him.
* TheThingThatWouldNotLeave: ''Polterguest, My Polterguest''[[http://www.[[http://www.eecs.harvard.edu/~keith/poems/polterguest.html]].html "Polterguest, My Polterguest"]].
14th Jul '12 3:15:42 AM LordGro
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* PainfulRhyme: [[Invoked]] Though done deliberately, and often lampshaded by changes in the spelling.

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* PainfulRhyme: [[Invoked]] [[invoked]] Though done deliberately, and often lampshaded by changes in the spelling.
14th Jul '12 3:14:58 AM LordGro
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* PainfulRhyme: Though done deliberately, and often lampshaded by changes in the spelling. [[Invoked]]

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* PainfulRhyme: [[Invoked]] Though done deliberately, and often lampshaded by changes in the spelling. [[Invoked]]
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