It’s the final Friday of NaPoWriMo!

Our featured participant today is J Luukkonen Poetry, where the six of spades from Day 23’s card-based prompt becomes six spades digging the earth.

Today’s featured resource is the The Library of Congress’ Poetry Resource Page, which will guide you in exploring the poetry-related content of the library’s website. You can find all kinds of things, including the state poem of Tennessee, the emo love poems of a teenage George Washington, and other wonders and oddities.

Our prompt today (optional, as always), will hopefully provide you with a bit of Friday fun. Today, I challenge you to write a parody or satire based on a famous poem. It can be long or short, rhymed or not. But take a favorite (or unfavorite) poem of the past, and see if you can’t re-write it on humorous, mocking, or sharp-witted lines. You can use your poem to make fun of the original (in the vein of a parody), or turn the form and manner of the original into a vehicle for making points about something else (more of a satire – though the dividing lines get rather confused and thin at times).

Happy writing!

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