BlackboardHop: Teachable Moments Edition
Written by Bwog Staff
Found in Pupin 424. Bwog has no idea why these lovely verse were written, but we’re certainly having fun trying to guess. Leave us your ideas in the comments!
- Friendly professorial advice: “These are different ways of telling your professor why you didn’t finish your paper on time. Which is the only style you’d get marginal respect for using?”
- A misbehaving student punished with writing lines gets a little creative.
- Odysseus’ excuses to Penelope for taking so long to get back to Ithaca.
- An exercise in meter, as analyzed by Bwog’s Saturday Scansion Expert Matthew Schantz: “The top one is in a Browningesque sloppy trochaic something (5 beat/three beat); the middle one doesn’t seem to have any verse, but the two lines have 8 syllables; the bottom one is in 4-beat accentual verse, and the one on the right is just plain silly.”