4.23.2005

Pop Song Assignment

Write a poem with the following epigraph:

"My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard."
        —Kelis

7 comments:

  1. I could write one, but I'd have to charge. [grin] I love this song. I'm afraid that until I saw it reviewed in Rolling Stone I thought it was about an actual milkshake, like Kelis worked at Dairy Queen or something (My Blizzard brings all the boys to the yard?)

    So, I'll work on this. Yeah.

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  2. I think you've got your poem right there.

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  3. Thanks, Charles. Now that song is stuck in my head . . . again.

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  4. "milkshake" is on my snazzy ipod shuffle *right now*...too weird.

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  5. PS: It is not lost upon this reader that the line is almost perfect IP.

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  6. Peter,

    I'd call it tetrameter, as I only hear four stresses.

    "My MILKshake BRINGS all the BOYS to

    the YARD."

    It's a line of tetrameter with a couple of dactylic substitutions. I think.

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  7. Yeah, I'm with Tony. Gosh, what nerds.

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