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 Category:  Commentary and Philosophy Poetry
  Posted: January 10, 2020      Views: 120

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Having taught French for seven years, Joan E. went back to graduate school for a Master's degree in Public Administration. She used it in administrative positions at various universities and the Getty Museum and then spent the last fifteen year - more...

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mono-verse rhyme about a vocabulary word
"Sandwiched Into History" by Joan E.

not anonymous
often quite famous
like Rome's Romulus
forever most glorious
and Hamlet notorious
plus quite vainglorious
add the earl's sweater precious
enjoy his cardigan luscious
long live the auspicious

often quite famous
not anonymous



Author Notes
I am reposting this poem, with an edit--a friend suggested I repeat the first three lines in reverse order at the end. Let me know what you think.

Eponymous is an adjective that refers to a person, place or thing that something else is named after. As the title playfully implies even the humble sandwich is named after a dignitary, the Earl of Sandwich (not related to the Earl of Cardigan). My thanks to FanStorian lyenocha for inspiring me with her many examples to make
learning a new vocabulary word fun. The picture is of the bloom of the "cannonball tree," so named because its fruits are as large, round and heavy as its namesake, and when falling to the ground they often do so with loud, explosive noises. I appreciate your sharing our love of words- Joan

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