Sunday, January 12, 2014

Review of "Lines on Nonsense" by Eliza Lee Follen

"Lines on Nonsense" by Eliza Lee Follen (1787 - 1860) (pictured), a Boston poet and abolitionist, was offered by Poets.org's Poem-A-Day on January 12, 2014.  A link to the poem may be found here:

http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/23838?utm_source=PAD%3A+Lines+on+Nonsense+by+Eliza+Lee+Follen&utm_campaign=poemaday_011214&utm_medium=email

"Lines on Nonsense" consists of nine quatrains with an abab cdcd efef &c rhyme scheme.  The poem praises nonsense as one of life's pleasures and warns against allowing reason to diminish its importance, for there can be much good reason in good nonsense.

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