Depending on the field you're teaching, you could offer the student extra credit if s/he re-writes that play as a sonnet...Would I have sooner seen the due-date printedAnd would the mid September leaves so goldHave waited on the branch while proffies hintedAnd fallen not till you the paper holdAlas the biting winds of cold NovemberHave blown them, time swept, here upon the grassMethinks that F is "fail" and D "December"Two simple letters meet the year to passWould not a second chance be in the makingIf I'd approach you, master, at your doorAnd like the Tempest's Caliban me lickingYour boots, me grov'ling lowly on the floor?'Tis bold to bear your foretold "no" so surelySo cold to hear the fallen leaves so clearly
Middle-Aged: AWESOME.AdjunctSlave: WINNING.
*standing ovation*Bravo! Bravo! Encore! Encore!
I was almost moved to pity for the student, such is the power of your poetry words.
Dr. Jekyll: Bravo! I laughed, I cried, I spit out my cereal!Prof. Hyde: I especially enjoyed the jarring conclusion, which reminded me of "Bambi Meets Godzilla".
AdjunctSlave is a poet! Who knew? And Bravo to MM&M, both for the playlet, and for the succinct answer to the student (I almost always come down at the same place, but I spend a lot of time explaining *why* it makes no sense for the student to do the assignment and/or me to give credit for it now).
Move over Shakespeare.
Wow, AS, that was fabulous!
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