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Unread 11-28-2022, 10:32 PM
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Default Unusual poem by Ogden Nash

I came across a reference to this in an article about Starr Faithful, a celebrated cold-case from the 1930s.

https://allpoetry.com/A-Tale-Of-The-Thirteenth-Floor
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Super stuff. I loved reading that.
Thanks for posting it, Sam.
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What an interesting poem! So rhythmic and shivery -- I like it.

I'm also intrigued by the shifting tenses; Nash moves back and forth between past and present tense several times over the course of the poem. It contributes to the dreamy/nightmare atmosphere, I think.
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Sonics! And rhyming! And meter! Oh my!
...Sonics! And rhyming! And meter! Oh my!
......Sonics! And rhyming! And meter! Oh my!
.........Sonics! And rhyming! And meter! Oh my!
............Sonics! And rhyming! And meter! Oh my!


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That's a terrific (and terrifying?) ballad, Sam. I really like the twist at the end. Thanks for posting the link.
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