Thursday, March 30, 2017

IRONY


Submitted to dVerse Meeting the Bar,
where the subject is irony.
(Image is from a Salt Lake City Tribune editorial cartoon)
March 30, 2017


Isn’t it ironic
That those who think they’re iconic
Are occasionally just demonic
In their approach to fame

In tones somewhat symphonic
Sometimes even harmonic
Occasionally histrionic
Their attempt is simply lame.

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23 comments:

  1. My favorite character for irony. Or sarcasm. He kept Saturday Night Live folks supplied with fresh material.

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  2. Ha... sometimes simply bloated with themselves... love the form.

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  3. Clever little ditty. The best thing you can give some people.

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  4. They're lame to everyone but their fanatic supporters ~ Good one Bev ~

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  5. Haha! But that craving for fame is simply sad.

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  6. Clever indeed! A perfect companion to the caricature!
    Kind regards
    Anna :o]

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  7. loved the rhyming, so well layered! though dont follow politics much

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  8. Heehee. I love all those rhymes.

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  9. Ha ha! You've got that inflated little twerp to a t - he just doesn't get it that everyone is laughing at him but also scared of what he could do with his utter ignorance - and that's ironic.

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  10. That those who think they’re iconic
    Are occasionally just demonic

    DAMN! how good those lines are!!!!

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  11. Oh, the irony of it all ;) A pet peeve of mine is abuse of the English language and he is by far one of the most inarticulate,
    blowhard I've ever heard and he is leading out country!

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  12. such a clever write...rhyme and irony so perfect to pin him :)

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  13. Very nice poem...rhyming and meaning!

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  14. This is sublime. Hugely enjoyable read Bev.

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  15. cute
    though I may suggest you look into the etymology of the word "histrionic", its nuances do not match the man, ironically

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    1. Histrionic is defined by the American Psychiatric Association as a personality disorder characterized by a pattern of excessive attention-seeking emotions ... which seems to me to match the man very well! Not sure what definition you're suggesting.

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    2. Yes, that is very true of course, but for fun, I was alluding to this etymology:

      hysterical (adj.)
      1610s, "characteristic of hysteria," from Latin hystericus "of the womb," from Greek hysterikos "of the womb, suffering in the womb," from hystera "womb" (see hysteria). Meaning "very funny" (by 1939) is from the notion of uncontrollable fits of laughter. For "inclined to hysteria," American English formerly had the colloquial hystericky (1792).

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    3. For fun, an even better academic page which talks about the wandering uterus: http://academic.mu.edu/meissnerd/hysteria.html

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  16. Love the rhyme and clever wordplay. That guy seems to be an unending source of... should I say... inspiration?

    (I updated my last blogspot post after your comment, BTW. I felt bad that I was too lazy to clarify myself.)

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  17. I love all the sonic 'onics' makes me want to keep going! Gin and tonic? Bubonic? thanks for sharing Beverly! ~peace, Jason

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  18. I knew there would be many posts on politics with this prompt. But at least this one has me smiling with your choice of rhyming words. Well done!

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