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The Ballad Of The Landlord

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Landlord, landlord,
My roof has sprung a leak.
Don't you 'member I told you about it
Way last week?

Landlord, landlord,
These steps is broken down.
When you come up yourself
It's a wonder you don't fall down.
Ten Bucks you say I owe you?
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Mama Nigma 08 March 2020
Great use of dialect, especially with the transition from the negro's speech and the landlord's plea for law enforcement between stanzas five and six.
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Michael Walker 19 September 2019
I take the side of the negro tenant in this dispute. The landlord and the judge are rough on him. I found a few good landlords in Auckland, but some greedy ones, like the one in the poem. A fair and just ballad.
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Steven Kimaro 26 August 2019
good one it is a good examle
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Sylvaonyema Uba 23 May 2018
Landlord Landlord Good use of repetition for the purpose of emphasis. SYLVA-ONYEMA UBA
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lyz johnson 12 April 2018
i was not interrested in that poem
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Anonymous 08 February 2018
If only he was alive. Great poem
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Abhimanyu Kumar.s 24 November 2017
One of the finest poems in literature. Wonderful
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Ahmed Gumaa Siddiek 23 July 2016
A sad story. How justice is applied. This is law. Nice poem well written.
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Margaret O Driscoll 09 February 2016
A portrayal of injustice, superb piece
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Krys Curti 15 August 2013
This is the poem that contributed to the dismissal of a white,4th grade school teacher, Jonathan Kozol, from the Christopher Gibson School in Dorchester, Mass. Mr. Kozol distributed the poem to his 4th grade students to recite at home. One of the students memorizing the poem recited it to his father who happened to be a Copper
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