Punctuation Poem by Stanley Cooper


Rating: 3.4

Punctuation, stepchild tool of writing
Does not get it’s write-ful due
If we stopped this literate slighting
It would be a literal coup

The period we see as a dot
Has such a vital essence
The reason we use it a lot
Is to forestall a run-on sentence.

Colons: are sometimes used
To act as sentencing braces
Colons called semi; help us fuse
Connecting multiple phrases

To combine a compound adjective
The hyphen-comes into play
Question marks? are for the inquisitive
While commas, show delay

If writing is your avocation
And hope writing you will master
Punctuate with punctuation
Averting literal disaster

Liliana ~el 03 October 2013

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 :)

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Jasbir Chatterjee 03 October 2014

Punctuate with punctuation...beautiful, very nice poem indeed...

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Akhtar Jawad 03 October 2014

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

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Dr.subhendu Kar 06 June 2010

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

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Anita Sehgal 03 October 2012

top marks... outstanding

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Dr.subhendu Kar 01 November 2016

Really interesting writings, quite eclectic thought!

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Bisy Untan 01 November 2016

Happy to read a variety one. Thank you!

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Rajnish Manga 01 November 2016

I have had the pleasure of reading poems about Maths, poems about Science and about many other subjects, but this one is unique in its emphasis on linguistic perfection. Thanks, Stanley.

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Stephen W 11 July 2015

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.

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Rhona Aitken 11 July 2015

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

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