Stanley Cooper

Rookie - 20 Points (August 4th,1926 / New York City)

Punctuation - Poem by Stanley Cooper

Punctuation, stepchild tool of writing
Does not get it’s write-ful due
If we stopped this literate slighting
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Comments about Punctuation by Stanley Cooper

  • Freshman - 943 Points Stephen W (7/11/2015 6:45:00 PM)

    Very true, so it's odd that the author leaves so much of it out himself. There should be a period on the end of the 2nd line, and a few others. I heartily commend punctuation to rhymers, it makes your stuff easier to read. Leaving it out is just arty-farty, in my view. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 75 Points Rhona Aitken (7/11/2015 9:29:00 AM)

    Yes! Yes! Yes, I really enjoyed this and agree whole-heartedly. Is anyone taught it any more? (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 50,465 Points Chinedu Dike (4/19/2015 5:38:00 AM)

    Nice piece on the essence of punctuation marks. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 4,048 Points Kevin Patrick (10/3/2014 9:03:00 PM)

    A delightful read, a nice little trip down memory lane for all those times my English teachers would interrogate my use of grammar. This is not just a good poem but its a nice little note for all those poor students that need a little refresher about the proper use of punctuation. Great choice for members poem of the day. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,118 Points Michelle Claus (10/3/2014 1:55:00 PM)

    Cute and clever. Somewhat perplexed by the incorrect use of it's in Stanza 1, Line 2. The use of it's is used for it is, rather than the possessive form its. Since this is an instructional poem about punctuation and writing, ... (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,190 Points Kay Staley (10/3/2014 9:46:00 AM)

    Nice job. I could see teachers showing this to their students to help them remember what different punctuation marks are for. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 50,058 Points Akhtar Jawad (10/3/2014 8:10:00 AM)

    Without proper punctuation, sometimes meaning of a sentence is completely changed. A nice write. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 107 Points Dare Onadele (10/3/2014 7:13:00 AM)

    This is creative. I like it (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 45,206 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (10/3/2014 1:32:00 AM)

    A poem on writing skills and correctness of grammer and averting the literal disaster a beutiful one. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,647 Points Jasbir Chatterjee (10/3/2014 1:19:00 AM)

    Punctuate with punctuation...beautiful, very nice poem indeed... (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 703 Points Guy Lip-more (6/20/2014 11:43:00 AM)

    Loved this, a clever write. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 867 Points Liliana ~el (10/3/2013 5:51:00 PM)

    Perfect! ! ! Lovely and great use of the punctuation in demonstrating your point and meaning! Fun and rhyming but with depth :) ... Now, if only there's a poem like this for the grammar of you're, they're, too, and loose, among others! ! ! Very enjoyed :) (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 4,678 Points Valerie Dohren (10/3/2013 5:12:00 PM)

    Some like it, some don't - great poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Deci Hernandez (10/3/2012 3:36:00 PM)

    If you master this poem, you master english. i love it.10. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Caroline Bulleck (10/3/2012 2:23:00 PM)

    I absolutely love this. You incorporated a grammar lesson in a poem and it worked beautifully. Keep up the good work! (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,647 Points Jasbir Chatterjee (10/3/2012 6:09:00 AM)

    Quite an interesting poem and certainly deserves to be the poem of the day! Hats off, Stanley! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 49 Points Anita Sehgal (10/3/2012 5:37:00 AM)

    top marks... outstanding (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,030 Points Dr.subhendu Kar (6/6/2010 11:44:00 PM)

    oh what a wonderful write that enlightens a poet/writer by knowledge, i make my salute to thee.superb.thanks for sharing (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,389 Points Adeline Foster (2/5/2010 10:32:00 AM)

    A great poem without punctuation: a poet's prerogative, I do believe. Voices my exact feelings.
    Well done.
    Adeline (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Lime and Tequila with a Splash of Pineapple (2/4/2008 12:51:00 PM)

    This is a great learning mnemonic, clever and fun to read (you have a great, inspiring biography by the way) .


    L&T (Report) Reply

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