The Seal

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For class we were asked to deconstruct this poem. I felt like it was a little too serious (though beautiful) so I put all of the words into an alphabetical list generator and started from scratch using the words (I also stole a few letters from unused words to make a word or two). Here is what I came up with:

We sent the seal heavenly tunes,
But when he listens, he finds-

Affliction
Despair
Shadow
Weight

In short, ’twas anything but…

7 thoughts on “The Seal

  1. Megan, you thief! You stole my baby seal! I kid. What a neat approach to the project. It’s interesting how your seal only hear sad words. Is that coincidental?

    • Did you write about a seal too? Now I am going to have to go read yours right away.

      I really wanted to write about a seal (since that was clearly not the seal meant) and I loved the look of displeasure on the seal I found. I imagined him listening to a song that he didn’t like. Of course, a song that I love could produce the exact opposite feeling in another person. For example, I love the song “Eleanor Rigby” by The Beatles. I find it hauntingly beautiful, but some people are too depressed by it to enjoy it. I kind of wanted to create that feel.

  2. Great take on the poem, Meg. I love that you took the “seal” and personified as a literal creature to affect in the poem. I also like that the “’twas anything but” phrase is left dangling at the end!

  3. Megan, I love how you deconstructed this poem into something completely foreign to what it was. Reminds me of my trip to the zoo yesterday šŸ™‚ Question: what’s an alphabetical list generator?

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The Seal

image

For class we were asked to deconstruct this poem. I felt like it was a little too serious (though beautiful) so I put all of the words into an alphabetical list generator and started from scratch using the words (I also stole a few letters from unused words to make a word or two). Here is what I came up with:

We sent the seal heavenly tunes,
But when he listens, he finds-

Affliction
Despair
Shadow
Weight

In short, ’twas anything but…

7 thoughts on “The Seal

  1. Megan, you thief! You stole my baby seal! I kid. What a neat approach to the project. It’s interesting how your seal only hear sad words. Is that coincidental?

    • Did you write about a seal too? Now I am going to have to go read yours right away.

      I really wanted to write about a seal (since that was clearly not the seal meant) and I loved the look of displeasure on the seal I found. I imagined him listening to a song that he didn’t like. Of course, a song that I love could produce the exact opposite feeling in another person. For example, I love the song “Eleanor Rigby” by The Beatles. I find it hauntingly beautiful, but some people are too depressed by it to enjoy it. I kind of wanted to create that feel.

  2. Great take on the poem, Meg. I love that you took the “seal” and personified as a literal creature to affect in the poem. I also like that the “’twas anything but” phrase is left dangling at the end!

  3. Megan, I love how you deconstructed this poem into something completely foreign to what it was. Reminds me of my trip to the zoo yesterday šŸ™‚ Question: what’s an alphabetical list generator?

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