Cassandra Jasmine

(United States of Awesomeness)

Semester's Delight


Tests, exams, quizzes, assessments!
Such a delightful, tasty little thing.
Essays, papers, problems, textbooks;
Such sweet treats are fit for a king.

Historical texts, resources, and myths;
I gobble up nonstop; full of delight.
Encyclopedias, biographies, ancient folklore,
I shall devour them, all through the night.

Research papers, essays, letters, narratives,
I compose them with vigor, embracing them an old friend.
Algebra, calculus, and math in general;
Hours and hours I'm willing to spend.

There is something I forgot, though.
And that, I'll tell you now.
Just sit tight and huddle under the light.
What I forgot is saying 'Good night'.

Submitted: Thursday, December 12, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, March 05, 2014

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Homework, I love you! Contrasting to a poem I know well... :)

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  • Bri Edwards (1/29/2014 9:53:00 PM)

    C.J., Khairul says it is a sweet, satirical poem. i didn't think satirical was correct. i thought he might mean sarcastic. but [see definitions below] it seems they may mean the same thing, as both definitions mention irony. hmm. maybe i should look up irony.
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    sat·ire
    'sa?tir/
    noun
    noun: satire

    1.
    the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues.
    synonyms: mockery, ridicule, derision, scorn, caricature; More
    irony, sarcasm
    he has become the subject of satire
    a play, novel, film, or other work that uses satire.
    plural noun: satires
    a stinging satire on American politics
    synonyms: parody, burlesque, caricature, lampoon, skit; More
    informalspoof, takeoff, sendup
    a satire on Canadian politics
    a genre of literature characterized by the use of satire.
    (in Latin literature) a literary miscellany, esp. a poem ridiculing prevalent vices or follies.

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    sar·cas·tic
    sär'kastik/
    adjective
    adjective: sarcastic

    1.
    marked by or given to using irony in order to mock or convey contempt.
    sarcastic comments on their failures
    synonyms: sardonic, ironic, ironical;
    derisive, snide, scornful, contemptuous, mocking, sneering, jeering;
    caustic, scathing, trenchant, cutting, biting, sharp, acerbic;
    informalsmart-alecky
    I've had enough of your sarcastic comments

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    i·ron·ic
    i'ränik/
    adjective
    adjective: ironic

    1.
    using or characterized by irony.
    his mouth curved into an ironic smile
    synonyms: sarcastic, sardonic, cynical, mocking, satirical, caustic, wry More
    Edward's tone was ironic
    antonyms: sincere
    happening in the opposite way to what is expected, and typically causing wry amusement because of this.
    it was ironic that now that everybody had plenty of money for food, they couldn't obtain it because everything was rationed
    synonyms: paradoxical, incongruous More
    it's ironic that a former illiterate is now a successful writer
    antonyms: logical

    Origin
    mid 17th cent.: from French ironique or late Latin ironicus, from Greek eironikos ‘dissembling, feigning ignorance, ’ from eironeia (see irony1) .


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    well, DAMN! , they all seem to be the same, or very similar. - - - - -
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    actually, i have the sneaking suspicion that you really meant what you wrote. are you crazy? ? you LIKE school? ? ? ! wow, if it is true.
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    i could pick at the poem a bit, but not now at least. WELL, i can't help myself! i at least have to comment on the last line.
    What is forgot it this: Saying 'Good night'

    my suggestions: 1- change it to is........oops
    2- leave out Saying. it's not needed and, to me, gets in the way.
    thanks for sharing. did i say that already? ? bri :)

    thanks for the rhymes. thanks for remembering to say good night. (Report) Reply

  • Khairul Ahsan (12/28/2013 9:21:00 AM)

    Very nice! It's a sweet, satirical poem, I guess. Deserves 10/10.
    The note is one degree above that. (Report) Reply

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