Not Iambic….Do Not Accept…
These tags I’ll pop, and boast in rhyming verse
that what I wear puts swagger in my gait;
though twenty shillings have I in my purse,
my self-esteem and manhood both inflate
when lofty furs I purchase for a cent.
Thy grandpa’s clothes are worthy salvage, though
they smell a trifle musty. Still, I spent
much less to dress myself from head to toe.
To save or not to save? The question’s moot.
I’ll never give my coin to high-street crooks.
These dusty shelves will yield their hidden loot
to those, like me, more frugal in their looks.
Like ancient coins washed up on distant shores,
I’ll find my treasures in these thrifty stores.
- Macklemore, “Thrift Shoppe”
*Crying with laughter*
ITS IN IAMBIC PENTAMETER. SWEET JESUS THIS IS MY NEW FAVORITE THING.
THIS IS THE MOST BRILLIANT POSY I HAVE EVER SEEN.
Guys, that’s not only Iambic, that’s a fucking sonnet. *claps*
Grammatically correct for the period and a couple of references to Shakespeare’s actual works.
I’m sincerely impressed.
they’re so CUTE
If Lupita is the real life Disney Princess, can Jennifer be the real life quirky side kick?
the sass is strong in this one
when the teacher says “you have to be pretty stupid to get this question wrong” and the whole class laughs but i don’t understand it at all
Have you ever had someone you care about say something about you that you didn’t believe? That even if they’re kind to you, and they think that you’re something special, you feel deep down that you’re not living up to what they think of you. But you want so badly to be the person that they think that you are. And it kills you because it doesn’t feel as much like you’re being lied to as it does that you’re lying, yourself.
So finally, you can’t stand it anymore and tell them to just. Stop. Don’t say that anymore. You know it’s not true, stop being nice.
And then even after that, they smile, and calmly tell you that you’re wrong. And for a minute all your doubts are brought to silence by the desire to, at the very least, become their vision of you.
That’s what this scene is.