What Happened To My Snappy Title?
Being forced into a generic container might be the best thing that could happen to [Diablo] Cody‘s overly precious writing. As my college poetry teacher used to say, it’s always easier to write good sonnets than good free verse — and this particular sonnet has a naked high-school demon-cheerleader in it.
A few things:
- A review of a trailer?
- Once you can write a sonnet at all, it is easier to write a good sonnet than it is to write good free verse — because the form itself, when well-handled, does a lot of work for you.
- For the same reason, I don’t think the best possible free verse poem of 140-or-so syllables could ever get as much done as a really good sonnet.
- Who says poems have to do work?
- Now I want to write a sonnet with a naked high-school demon-cheerleader in it.
But I have to work, so the sonnet has to wait.