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

  • Dr.subhendu Kar (11/1/2016 4:27:00 PM)


    Really interesting writings, quite eclectic thought! (Report) Reply

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  • Bisy Untan (11/1/2016 6:19:00 AM)


    Happy to read a variety one. Thank you! (Report) Reply

  • Rajnish Manga (11/1/2016 2:57:00 AM)

    Tools of Language
    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. (Report) Reply

  • (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

  • (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

  • Chinedu Dike (4/19/2015 5:38:00 AM)


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

  • (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

  • 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

  • (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

  • 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

  • Dare Onadele (10/3/2014 7:13:00 AM)


    This is creative. I like it (Report) Reply

  • (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

  • Jasbir Chatterjee (10/3/2014 1:19:00 AM)


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

  • (6/20/2014 11:43:00 AM)


    Loved this, a clever write. (Report) Reply

  • (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

  • Valerie Dohren (10/3/2013 5:12:00 PM)


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

  • (10/3/2012 3:36:00 PM)


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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Anita Sehgal (10/3/2012 5:37:00 AM)


    top marks... outstanding (Report) Reply










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