for those of you who are bored: Ok so Zom was kind enough to write me a poem for my english assignment last time. Im alright with poems but frankly i dont have the time, so for this assignment you'll read a poem about 1920's flappers and then change some things. Here's the rules:
- Choose a segment of modern society today - groups of people you see around school or in your community.
2. Cluster as many ideas as possible surrounding this group: fashion, attitudes, vocabulary, actions, likes and dislikes.
3. Write a poem like the one below. Use an AA BB rhyme scheme. Substitute nouns for nouns, verbs for verbs, and adjectives for adjectives.
4. Copy a few of the phrases from the poem below such as: "The...here we see" to begin your poem, and "[His/Her/Their] golden rule is..." to end the poem.
5. Be specific in the poem so that the reader gets a true sense of the group you are writing about.
by Dorothy Parker
The playful flapper here we see,
The fairest of the fair.
She's not what Grandma used to be,
You might say, au contraire.
Her girlish ways may make a stir,
Her manners cause a scene,
But there is no more harm in her
Than in a submarine.
She nightly knocks for many a goal
The usual dancing men.
Her speed is great but her control
Is something else again.
All spotlights focus on her pranks.
All tongues her prowess herald.
For which she well may render thanks
To God and Scott Fitzgerald.
Her golden rule is plain enough -
Just get them young and treat them rough.