Thursday, December 13, 2007
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
trying to organize class materials.
one anonymous student's "feedback."
how I dressed for the first several weeks of the semester before opting for a more casual look. I'll probably go back to this, but it was nice to be able to choose to dress down when I wanted.
Thursday, December 06, 2007
A Poorly-Composed Pseudo-Abcedarian Mnemonic Poem of Prosodic and Literary Terminology for Your Education and Pleasure
An Anacoluthon is—what is Ananym for?
Boustrophedon in write could I or
a Chiasmus—the music of syntax.
Finger-joint Dactyls cut off by an axe.
Epanaleptic repetition where repetition is the norm—
this poem is not in Free Verse nor is it a Fixed Form.
Not really Gnomic, avoiding much judgment,
a Hapax Legomenon—“noncelet” or “nudgement.”
I can add an Ictus to show you the stress
or Jameswords || runningtogethera || Joyceanmess.
A Chorus of Kenemes: and, the, at, thus
messing with text in (Lunulæ): a Logodaedalus.
I could have used Litotes, a sort of Meiosis
or a Neologism, a Nonce-word: “Noöpoesis.”
Eviscerated with Onomatopoetic Obeli ,† † †,
with a ZIP and a SPLASH I open, sacrificed to Prosody.
Not “Quotation Marks,” but Inverted Commas, on
the Recto, the Verso, wait—this ain’t a Roman!
Ain’t is a Solecism, see also Syncope:
a Contraction, Elision, redundant Tautology.
Unvoiced Alveolar Lateral Fricative, the IPA’s curse,
Metrical writing with Stanzas are Verse.
Wit is from Witan: “to know” what is clever,
Xenophanic means witty, but this poem? whatever.
Yoking a phrase with Zeugma to end it,
the poem ends in wisdom—and the last couplet.