Sunday, December 9, 2012

Post 6: Sonnet Parody

Recalling the notes from our introduction to Comedy, a parody is a style of comedy that mocks a subject through imitation. A good example would be Weird Al Yankovic's song 'Smells Like Nirvana,' which is a parody of Nirvana's 'Smells Like Teen Spirit.' In this case, the song by Weird Al imitates the instruments and lyrics of Nirvana's original to a comedic effect.

For this week's blog, you will be posting a parody of Shakespeare's 'Sonnet 18'

Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate;
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer's lease hath all too short a date;
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimm'd;
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance or nature's changing course untrimm'd;
But thy eternal summer shall not fade,
Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow'st;
Nor shall Death brag thou wander'st in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou grow'st:
So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.

Your sonnet must be in iambic pentameter (10 syllables per line) and 14 lines long (3 quatrains and a couplet) with the following rhyme scheme ABAB CDCD EFEF GG. 

Here is an example:

A Sonnet for Sherbert

Shall I compare thee to a chocolate cake?
Thou art more fruity and more exotic.
Good cake is often difficult to make
Especially for me, I'm moronic...
Sometime I will find a good recipe
And make the best cake in the whole wide world,
But until then we'll have to wait and see
And to sherbert land I will be hurled.
But my dreams of chocolate will never fade
With sherbert ready in my freezer,
It is easier to get delayed
If only making cake were easier!
So long as I continue on the path
I'll eat sherbert, and await chocolate's wrath.

Sonnets are due by 3pm, Friday 12/14.


  1. Shall I compare thee to my monthly pay?
    Thou art cheaper and more desperate.
    Rough times do come our way,
    And we shall part ways at any rate.

    Sometime too hot the oven bakes our dine,
    And often is the pie’s gold complexion burn’d;
    Your cooking, looks and smell continually decline,
    Through chance or time, you’ve never learn’d.

    But thy idiotic comments are never late,
    Nor lose their place as the lowest;
    Nor shall I brag thou know me, or that you’ve ever been near my shade,
    When in reality I see everyday those facial wrinkles growest.

    So long as you can breathe and I can see,
    So long my mission is never over till I take life from thee.


    1. Evaughn

      I like that you combined multiple sonnets. I like that you compare someone to a months pay. Your sonnet has meaning that could be true.


  2. Shall I compare thee to a tornado?
    Thou art more frantic and disasterous.
    Thou come and go, whilst turn my heart to play-doh;
    a tornado is much less monsterous.
    Every time thou stop by and try my might,
    thou turn my world upside-down and furled.
    But a tornado is worth the hard fight;
    it brings new life and hope to the cruel world.
    All thou bringest is hurt and dumbfoundedness.
    A tornado may ruin everything,
    but at least it can give thou time to breathe.
    Because of your mind changing and babbling,
    And as long as thou breathe and talk to me,
    a tornado will be better then thee."

    -Amber.( Signed it!! :D)

    1. Wow Amber you wrote so Shakespearean that I'm beginning to wonder if you were alive then! Good job! I like the part about a tornado bringing new life and hope.

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    Shall I compare thee to my big brother Stanley?
    Thou art more chunky and more beautiful
    He is quite speechless and not so manly.
    Stanley is really really wonderful!
    He is like a sack of potatoes.
    Stanley never moves or utters a sound.
    Just like potatoes he doesn't have foes.
    Stanley is fat like a ball all round.
    He is the best brother in the world.
    He makes me happy and is like candy.
    Without him, my life would be all unfurled.
    My brother is nice and comes in handy,
    What would I do without my best brother?
    I don't know what we'd do without each other!

    Brittany Hauser

    1. Brittany you are so mean to your brother, I would start being nicer. :P
      -Remington :D

    2. Brittany I can tell you and stanley are close. you campared him to a sack of potatoes :).

  7. Shall I compare thee to a school day?
    Thou art more boring and I can't wait for removal.
    Most would say, we all feel like cast aways,
    Sitting and waiting for others disapproval.
    Better in the afternoon then the morning.
    The morning, dragging my feet to class.
    Let this be a tragic forewarning,
    Spanish first, like breathing carbon monoxide gas!
    You don't mind at first, then just collapse.
    Laying on your back yelling, "No entiendo!"
    Then waiting for study hall and a Tumblr relapse,
    Almost like winning in a casino.
    So as long as men can find "x" and hear,
    I will never hold school so dear.


  8. Shall I compare thee to a Giants fan?
    Thou art way cooler and smarter.
    Cowboys are better, it makes you a man.
    Tony Romo's a boss, and works way harder.
    You watch every game, and hope they win.
    Every touchdown, you hop up and scream.
    All of those men running, buff and slim.
    You are a great fan, it's your favorite team.
    The channel is always on football.
    Mom can't stand it, it makes her mad,
    but you have control of the remote, you never stall.
    You are a true fan and great dad.
    Don't ever stop beleiving in the cowboys.
    You wish you had them, but they're not toys.



  9. Shall I compare thee to my comfy bed?
    Thou art more lovely and more fluffy.
    When I have to leave you my mood turns red,
    I just can't lay on you enoughy.
    Your sheets with five hundred thread count,
    Make you feel just like a cloud in the sky.
    I can't imagine my life without,
    I promise I will never break out tie.
    Oh my Scooby Doo blanket is so fine.
    You would get lost in my pillow land.
    I don't like to share, my bed is all mine,
    If you touch my bed you will lose a hand.
    So as long as I drift off to paradise,
    I will always and forever be nice.

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  11. A Sonnet for Steak

    Shall I compare thee to a big fat steak,
    Thou art more juicy and more delicious.
    Good steak is often difficult to make,
    Often in an oven to be nutritious.
    When I find a recipe I will rest.
    Making the steak will make you eat it all,
    But you will have to wait to see the best.
    And to pick the steak I will punch the wall,
    But my dreams of a fat steak will not end.
    Wtih the steak ready to make I will cook.
    It is faster to bake then to not lend,
    To you the recipe will make you look.
    Like a fool that has stolen a new car,
    I will not forget the best of you far.


    1. I like the words that you used to describe steak. I like how you said my dreams of a fat steak will not end. I love steak also.

  12. A sonnet for Harry
    Shall i compare thee to One Direction?
    Thou art the best singer in the whole band
    Only you Harry have my affection
    Niall, Liam, Louis, Zayne, hand in hand
    If only you saw what I could see
    Tonight lets get some and live while were young
    I'm looking at you and I can't believe
    The verses of these songs love to be sung
    From Britain is where Harry is from
    I love his accent it is so very cute
    Harry is cheating on me T-Swift is dumb
    To get Harry though i have to keep mute
    I love Harry Edward Styles so much
    I would probably die if we were to touch
    -Remington :D

    1. Rem, this is probably the funniest thing ever, and a little on the creepy side, but oh well :P Your blog is delightful to read, and I enjoyed it.

  13. Shall I compare thee to a gangster's bling?
    Thou art more shiny and more exotic
    The gangsters don't really sing
    Especially Drake he is moronic
    Eminem thinks he is a true white rapper
    But in my opinion he is not
    Sometimes his rhymes are in the crapper
    In my opinion he should rot
    His dreams shall never fade
    For he shall be know the greatest of them all
    All of the gangsters have it made
    Their drug dealers are on speed dial call
    So as long as there are words to rap
    White rappers will deliver nothing but crap

  14. A Sonnet For My Wife, Kylie.

    Shall I compare thee to a winter's night?
    Thou art more cold and soulless.
    Bad people are often a fright.
    Thou art full of weirdness.
    Your awful looks in the morning,
    Your ways that make all babies cry
    Puts everyone in a state of mourning.
    You make all good things want to die.
    I have never heard anyone say you're stunning.
    The way you walk even shows you're bad.
    Everything flees when you come running.
    That crazy scowl when you are mad.
    When you leave everyone is full of glee!
    Yes, even all of the flees.

  15. Shall I compare thee to the color red
    Thou art more unique and beautiful
    For red is the color upon my bed
    It is so rich as well as wonderful

    Red is a new album by Taylor Swift
    She explains my troubles in her lyrics
    Her music happens to be a great gift
    She also reminds me of the basics

    My eternal love for red will not fade
    Nor my possession of Taylor’s music
    People shall be jealous of my suede
    Bedding and pillows are a great classic

    So long as you can see, or be alive
    So long lives this poem red, that will survive


  16. Shall I compare thee to a butterfly
    With beautiful polka dots and bright reds
    So exotic and flying in the sky
    Flying in the sky over my big head
    It goes by going way too fast for me
    I try to grab it but I can not reach
    When I jump to the sky I have to pee
    I almost get there but suddenly breech
    I grab this magestical red creature
    Then bring it close to smell the delightness
    So excited that this I have procured
    I look up to the sky and say "God Bless"
    I frolick though the green field so happy
    I no longer have to be so sappy


  17. Shall I compare thee to some Taco Bell?
    Thou art more beefy and full of cheese
    If thou deny me you shall go to hell
    I will eat Taco Bell when I please
    And if thou don't like mexican cuisine
    I would much rather your head on a plate
    We'll roll up to Taco Bell in my limousine
    And I promise you it will be great
    I like the tangy and spicy taste
    All steaming great and very greasy
    Thou art as mushy just like the taco paste
    Nothing more beautiful and cheesy
    I want you and Taco bell nothing more
    Just bring some Taco Bell to my door


  18. Shall I compare thee to a boy I miss
    I think of him and miss im all the time.
    I love him a lot, we were so much alike
    I miss you a lot we were partners in crime

    We always had a good time together
    I wish you were still here living life with us
    I always think of you when i see a feather
    hen we used to fight it was such a fuss

    Daniel will always be in my heart
    Nor will I love the love I have for you
    I miss you so much you were so very smart
    I liked it when we went to the zoo

    I will never forget but always remember
    that very scary day the tenth of october

  19. Shall I coompare thee to a good night sleep?
    Thou art more relaxing and calm.
    Although it is often hard to keep.
    Before I go to bed I use my lip balm.
    Sometimes I can never even sleep.
    I also eat before I go to bed.
    Even if no one is making a peep.
    Then I go lay on my nice clean washed head.
    Then i wake up to the beautiful sun.
    I sometimes am hungry so I eat food.
    Sometimes I decide to go for a run.
    It always seems to put me in a good mood.
    After all that I guess I shall head to school.
    All of these teachers seem to be so cruel.

  20. Shall I compare thee to a Friday.
    Though are not more exciting.
    You are way better than Tuesdays.
    The school day ending is so exciting.
    Do not even get me started on Mondays.
    On Friday there are many Rebecca Black sightings.
    Followed by Friday is the weekend.
    Were sleeping in is such a thing.
    Then waking up halfway through the days end.
    Because of so much sleep my ears will usually ring.
    Next comes the last day of the end of the week.
    No matter how enjoyable it was.
    I no more can enjoy, for I have my homework to seek.
    I really enjoy every weekend no matter how it was.


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