LitHum Study Guide: Helpin’ Out the 12s
Written by Bwog Staff
Bwog remembers its very first final exam as a first-year. As a service to our youngest readers, Bwog staff and friends have compiled summaries of Lit Hum books…in limerick form! Stay tuned for tomorrow’s very special CC study guide.
Achilles, the raging Achaean,
Agamemnon’s war plans was derailin’.
For the city of Troy,
And for Helen, a ploy
With a horse was the Greek soldiers’ way in.
After Troy, brave Odysseus wandered,
Adventured and tarried and pondered,
Saw Calypso and Cyclops
‘Pon Ionian outcrops,
Thence home ere Pen’s honor was squandered!
Father of history, Herodotus
Wrote of wars, and lies and lust:
Scythians were cruel,
But remembering human achievement’s a must.”
Jason was not a good guy.
To Medea he had said goodbye.
So you know what she did?
She killed all her kids
And then she flew off in the sky.
Of war all Greek women had tired,
So together they met and conspired.
They knew what men wanted,
So their husbands they taunted:
“For sex, complete peace is required.”
Some hung-over Greeks had doubt
Over what love was all about
Was virtue correct?
Or trading wisdom for sex?
But “Forms!” was Socrates’ cop-out.
Old Testament (Two verses for the price of one!)
When God said “let there be light”
He showcased all of his might.
He plagued Pharaoh with flies,
Made the Red Sea dry
And then gave Job quite a fright
Job and job are capitonymic words
Like Polish and polish, or Herb and herb
And though this doesn’t have much to do
With the story of that unfortunate Jew
It does make the story a little absurd
So God was feeling frisky,
decided to be a bit risky.
Got in bed with Mary
of course he did not tarry!
You know the rest of the story.