YMMV / Patience

  • Moe: Patience and Grosvenor
  • Painful Rhyme: The final chorus rhymes "die" with "lily"— multiple times.
  • Tear Jerker: Patience's second song, "Love is a Plaintive Song", is incredibly depressing.
  • True Art Is Incomprehensible: Parodied. "If this young man expresses himself in terms too deep for me / Why, what a very singularly deep young man this deep young man must be!"
  • "Weird Al" Effect: These days, the "aesthetic movement" is remembered mainly because it is satirized in this play (and as a footnote to some of Oscar Wilde's works).