Indira Renganathan


Alankar(Decor) -154 Poem by Indira Renganathan


Whose Mistake Was It Anyway

A school of good students and good teachers
It was running with good name and fame
Once but turned fateful with some bad features
When a student stole and got a bad name
Angry teacher beat him nicely on shame
Just to make him right to be a good boy
But soon a report filed against the dame
That she got expelled for beating the boy
So, whose mistake was it? tell me, teacher or boy?

Submitted: Thursday, June 06, 2013
Edited: Thursday, August 01, 2013

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Whose Mistake Was It Anyway(Spenserian Stanza)

The Spenserian Stanza is:
a narrative. It tells a story centered around a single theme, often in a time frame that includes a beginning, middle and end. It is usually written in the 3rd person.
stanzaic, written in any number of 9 line stanzas.
metered, most often iambic. L1-L8 are usually pentameter and L9 is always an Alexandrine line a hexameter (6 feet) with a caesura division creating 2 commonly, equal hemistiches (half lines) .
rhymed. There is a fluid interlocking rhyme scheme a b a b b c b c c

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