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5th Oct '17 9:29:01 PM PaulA
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--->Presses lips and tosses head,
--->Declares she's not too young to wed.
--->Informs you pertly you forget
--->Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet.
--->Do not argue, do not shout;
--->Remind her how that one turned out.

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--->Presses -->Presses lips and tosses head,
--->Declares
head, \\
Declares
she's not too young to wed.
--->Informs
wed. \\
Informs
you pertly you forget
--->Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet.
--->Do
forget \\
Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet. \\
Do
not argue, do not shout;
--->Remind
shout; \\
Remind
her how that one turned out.



--->We might love the people upstairs wonderous
--->If, instead of above us, they lived just underus.

to:

--->We -->We might love the people upstairs wonderous
--->If,
wonderous\\
If,
instead of above us, they lived just underus.



--->There are no rhymes for orange or silver,
--->Unless liberties you pilfer.

to:

--->There -->There are no rhymes for orange or silver,
--->Unless
silver,\\
Unless
liberties you pilfer.



--->More than a catbird hates a cat,
--->Or a criminal hates a clue,
--->Or the Axis hates the United States,
--->That's how much I love you....

to:

--->More -->More than a catbird hates a cat,
--->Or
cat, \\
Or
a criminal hates a clue,
--->Or
clue, \\
Or
the Axis hates the United States,
--->That's
States, \\
That's
how much I love you....



* SpotlightStealingTitle:
--->"The Self-Effacement of Electra Thorne":
--->As for egocentricity, good heavens!
--->What's egocentric about wanting the marquee to read
----->ELECTRA THORNE
----->IN
----->OPHELIA AND HAMLET
----->WITH
----->MAURICE EVANS
----->?

to:

* SpotlightStealingTitle:
--->"The
SpotlightStealingTitle: "The Self-Effacement of Electra Thorne":
--->As -->As for egocentricity, good heavens!
--->What's
heavens!\\
What's
egocentric about wanting the marquee to read
----->ELECTRA THORNE
----->IN
----->OPHELIA
--->ELECTRA THORNE\\
IN\\
OPHELIA
AND HAMLET
----->WITH
----->MAURICE
HAMLET\\
WITH\\
MAURICE
EVANS
----->?--->?



--->Some singers sing of ladies' eyes
--->And some of ladies' lips,
--->Refined ones praise their ladylike ways,
--->And coarse ones hymn their hips.

to:

--->Some -->Some singers sing of ladies' eyes
--->And
eyes \\
And
some of ladies' lips,
--->Refined
lips, \\
Refined
ones praise their ladylike ways,
--->And
ways, \\
And
coarse ones hymn their hips.



--->Some primal termite knocked on wood
--->Tasted it, and found it good
--->And that is why your Cousin May
--->Fell through the parlor floor today.

to:

--->Some -->Some primal termite knocked on wood
--->Tasted
wood\\
Tasted
it, and found it good
--->And
good\\
And
that is why your Cousin May
--->Fell
May\\
Fell
through the parlor floor today.



--->The Wendigo, the Wendigo
--->I saw it just a friend ago
--->Last night it lurked in Canada
--->Tonight on your veranda!

to:

--->The -->The Wendigo, the Wendigo
--->I
Wendigo \\
I
saw it just a friend ago
--->Last
ago \\
Last
night it lurked in Canada
--->Tonight
Canada \\
Tonight
on your veranda!
5th Oct '17 9:23:00 PM PaulA
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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]].
** 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]]."

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* AssholeVictim: 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]].
** DoubleSubverted with Pinball Pete in ''A Tale of the Thirteenth Floor'':
--->"...[[spoiler:''I'' turned
Floor''. A man comes to the heat upon hotel where Pete resides, seeking revenge for one of the many women Pete has ruined. The lift operator attempts to persuade him that murder, even of a man like Pete, is not worth the price, and succeeds -- [[spoiler:then admits that he's already murdered Pinball Pete]]\\
"[[spoiler:You see,
Pete himself. "You see -- I had a daughter, too]]."too."]]
4th Jul '17 8:20:13 AM ZarbiNerada
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* SomewhereAnOrnithologistIsCrying: The malediction against hotel managers in "Mr. Purvis Dreads Room Service; or, Mrs. Purvis Dreads it Too". Alas, scarlet tanagers do not apparently go after Japanese beetles, invasive bugs that are a major frustration to American gardeners.
23rd Dec '16 9:30:23 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate: One of Isabel's foes in the poem is a doctor who applies shock therapy to her; he gets a TasteOfHisOwnMedicine (literally) by the heroine.

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* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate: One of Isabel's foes in the poem is a doctor who applies shock therapy to her; he gets a TasteOfHisOwnMedicine ATasteOfHisOwnMedicine (literally) by the heroine.
21st Dec '16 4:35:55 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* BearsAreBadNews: Isabel's first foe in "[[http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/adventures-of-isabel/ The Adventures of Isabel]]" is a hungry bear who tries to eat her (only to have the tables turned on him.)


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* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate: One of Isabel's foes in the poem is a doctor who applies shock therapy to her; he gets a TasteOfHisOwnMedicine (literally) by the heroine.


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* WickedWitch: Isabel meets one on a "a night as black as pitch", who tries to turn her into a toad.
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]]."
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