I Like Your Shirt (**Etc. **): Quatrains, Threesomes, and Couplets
I LIKE YOUR SHIRT (**Etc.**) is a compilation of 260 samples of highly rhymed iambic-pentameter versifications -- quatrains, threesomes, and couplets written so that each item might seem to be "one sweeping sentence." The roller-coaster-like strangeness of the entire collection may be starkly implied by its paradigmatic title, which promises a kind of barrage in terms of essential formulaics. A very definite attempt was made to push the individual pieces toward much grammatical correctness, so the ultimate effects might seem nearly lapidary even if never absolutely sleek or slick. Much worthwhile entertainment may be had in terms of noticing how at least some of the attempted English, despite multiple egregious enjambment, is handled and rehandled.
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