Epideictic Rhetoric

Central Library, Manchester, U.K., by Robin Gosnall

Epideictic Rhetoric

(students and their study habits)

palate superstructure of the day;
vehicle of the visitors;
a gallery to favor Aeneas,
to let Diana eat well,
often to let Bacchus drink.

auricular masses
chewed moral and mental comparisons.
ballistic bedroom crowds
reiterated unrepeatable profanity.

who jumped off the roof
for the sake of
three tragedies,
one satire, five dramas,
and three comedic theatrical events?

eschew the epideictic rhetoric.
ignore the melodies of the epifonèma.
let them speak euphemisms silently
as we give them time to catch up and read.


Hear this on chirbit


Written for:

Magpie Tales – Mag 154

Also posted on:

OpenLinkNight ~ Week 82

Also posted on:

Introducing E

About zongrik

For those of you who do not know the handle "zongrik," that would be Bat-Ami Gordin. Most people call me "Tammy." Bat-Ami means "daughter of my nation" in Hebrew. It's a heavy name to carry around. I answer to either name. I also answer to "mama." Some Basic Things about me: Animal lover, mom, poet/writer, dramatic soprano, photographer, teacher/tutor, CERT/Technician and, oh yeah, aerospace engineer. I consider myself "The Astro-Poet." To learn more about the origins of the word "zongrik" see whats-a-zongrik?

Posted on February 3, 2013, in ABC wednesday, D’verse Poets Pub, Magpie Tales, Poetry and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 22 Comments.

  1. Wiw, Zong, that was cool, have no idea what some of those words mean, which is just how i like it. Funny, i think corporate jargon is very Euphemistic, must investigate this ancient spirit somewhat more closely. Thanks mate

  2. Coming through again for another read… needed to get out my dictionary.

  3. ha i rather like the question there…i guess they could be moving enough to make it happen you know…you hurt my head a bit with big words…perhaps ineed to visit the library more…smiles…

  4. Ah yes, indeed, give them time to read….always a good choice.

  5. Big words are fun under your sun and one should take the time to read at their feed.

  6. Very powerful words. I love all of the references and the closing line.

  7. I need to catch and look up these words too ~

    Good to see you at the Pub ~

  8. I like it, but will have to look up some of the words and read it again just to make sure I guessed right on the meanings of them.

  9. This made me smile….great ending!

  10. The gods… the masses… theater and vocab. You covered it all!

  11. Casting a wide net expanding here and sounding much like my average day as a student 😀
    as ever, i find your reading really catches my ear and draws me into the ideas

  12. haha…students and their study habits…think books could be written about this…how it changed over the years and how some things didn’t change so much..

  13. fun piece. Love the mix of terminology here, really mixes well. Great references used and enjoyed the reading. Thanks

  14. Among the lovely long words I think I got the drift! Students must be a pain in the altogether to their professors!

  15. I reiterate the other entries… A little bit challenging vocabulary. Fun though with with nice poetic rhythms

  16. Absolutely, read, read and read some more!

  17. There’s a PhD in this for you if you persevere!

  18. I liked your reading on this – had me convinced you know what the hell you’re talking about, even if I don’t!

  19. Wonderful ending. I think the vocabulary fits the theme perfectly

  20. There was a bar in my college town called Bacchus; always thought it was well-named.
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  21. I’ll have to brush off my study habits to look up the meaning of some of the words!

  22. That’s gorgeous!

    Catching up with ABC Wednesday entries on Valentine’s day!

    I hope you’d come and check out my Eskimo

    Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

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