Thursday, May 10, 2007

I Am the Sonnet

I just clicked on a link to a personality test sent to me today. The idea is that you answer several multiple choice questions, and the results compare you to your most compatible poetry form. Okay. Why not. When you finish, the site then gives you some html to paste into your own site so you can share your personal form with the world (and send others to the test).

Here's what came up for me:

I am the sonnet, never quickly thrilled;
Not prone to overstated gushing praise
Nor yet to seething rants and anger, filled
With overstretched opinions to rephrase;
But on the other hand, not fond of fools,
And thus, not fond of people, on the whole;
And holding to the sound and useful rules,
Not those that seek unjustified control.
I'm balanced, measured, sensible (at least,
I think I am, and usually I'm right);
And when more ostentatious types have ceased,
I'm still around, and doing, still, alright.
In short, I'm calm and rational and stable -
Or, well, I am, as much as I am able.
What Poetry Form Are You?

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