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The Right Mask

Rating: 3.6
One night a poem came up to a poet
From now on, it said, you must wear a mask.
What kind of mask? asked the poet.
A rose mask, said the poem.
I've used it already, said the poet,
I've exhausted it.
Then wear the mask that's made out of
a nightingale's song, use that mask.
Oh, it's an old mask, said the poet,
it's all used up.
Nonsense, said the poem, it's the perfect mask,
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markeveis 14 October 2020
The main idea of the story is that this poet trying to find new ideas for himself and is fustraighted i think this because it states that he crshed the papper up and shoulved it in his own face
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Aisha williams 25 August 2020
no matter what kind of mask it was, the person didn't want to wear it until he got so frustrated with trying on mask, and then finally he tried on the perfect mask.
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sydney dellinger 22 August 2020
The mask is speaical and it causes things to happen
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ramsha 17 August 2020
what is meant by not even a ghost of a wing
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Emaan sajjad 25 June 2020
its really good story
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Kate Kennett 06 April 2020
This version of Brian Patten's poem differs from the original in multiple ways. This significantly changes the sense and meaning of it. Very poor copy
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Max D. Hornbogen 26 October 2015
really good, a good story.
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Raynette Eitel 22 May 2005
This strange poem sounds more like a myth; yet it tugs at me until I look in the mirror to find which mask I am reading. I chose this because the name attracted my attention. I wrote about masks in my poem, 'The Widow.' And I do believe we all have different masks, depending on who we see. Thanks for this interesting piece. Raynette
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