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I love the English language; Well I usually do,
The chance to express my thoughts in poem,
But it always helps if I remember a rule, or maybe two.

With sixteen punctuation marks which help to pave the way,
And with about a million words which I can use,
I can usually share the things I'd like to say.

Yes there are those sentences which I must construct,
They'll be complex, compound independent or some such,
The countless words I can add, or maybe I'll deduct.

I always must remember; I before E, except after C,
The homophones must be straight and no other way,
I must remember the subject and verb, may never disagree.

There are periods, question marks, and ellipses too,
Apostrophes, parenthesis, braces and brackets,
Perhaps I'll need a dash or a colon just might do.

I'll use nouns, pronouns, prepositions and such,
And with verbs, adverbs, and adjectives at hand,
A well placed interjection might just add that touch.

As I pull my keyboard closer mixing meter, rhyme and verse,
With Ibuprofen and grammar check to help as yet they may,
I'll try to remember all the rules, for better or for worse.

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The poem demonstrates a solid understanding of the English language's complexities and nuances, using a playful tone to explore the rules of grammar and punctuation. The structure is consistent, which aids in the poem's flow and readability.

However, there are areas where the poem could be improved. For instance, the line "They'll be complex, compound independent or some such," could benefit from clearer phrasing. The term "some such" is somewhat vague and could be replaced with more specific language to enhance the reader's understanding.

In the line "The homophones must be straight and no other way," the use of the term "straight" could be confusing. It might be more effective to use a term that more directly conveys the concept of correctness or precision.

The poem's rhythm could also be more consistent. For example, the line "With Ibuprofen and grammar check to help as yet they may," disrupts the rhythm established in previous stanzas. Adjusting this line to fit the established meter could enhance the poem's overall flow.

Lastly, the poem could benefit from more vivid imagery. While it effectively communicates the challenges of writing in English, incorporating more descriptive language could make the poem more engaging and memorable for the reader.

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Hello, William,
Fun poem! Very unique rhyme and rhythm. Love the references to all the different rules and suggestions for writing. My only suggestion would be to somehow truly have a "well place interjection" in there somewhere. (Yes! That might be so clever!)
Wonderful poem and a lot of fun to read.
Thank you!

It was so much fun to write. No pressure to get some point of view across. Just plain screwing around and havi ng fun with words!. Thanks! - Bill

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Indeed - all those words, punctuations, rules... this feels like a lovely, dashing poem - full of humour and very clever.

Jenifer Jaspa James

Thanks for taking the time to read! - Bill

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