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Fairy-tale Logic

Poetry analysis

Kara Marler

on 11 December 2011

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Transcript of Fairy-tale Logic

Fairy-tale Logic By: A. E. Stallings Fairy Tale Land Fairy tales are full of impossible tasks:
Gather the chin hairs of a man-eating goat,
Or cross a sulphuric lake in a leaky boat,
Select the prince from a row of identical masks,
Tiptoe up to a dragon where it basks (lies in warmth)
And snatch its bone; count dust specks, mote by mote,
Or learn the phone directory by rote (routine).
Always it’s impossible what someone asks-
You have to fight magic with magic. You have to believe
That you have something impossible up your sleeve,
The language of snakes, perhaps, and invisible cloak,
An army of ants at you beck, or a lethal joke,
The will to do whatever must be done:
Marry a monster. Hand over your firstborn son.
Bleak Inspiring (speck by speck) Life is hard! You have to believe you are special! You must be strong! A. E. Stallings wrote 2 books named Archaic Smile (1999) and Hapax (2000). She moved to Greece in 1999 and has been living there ever since. Her work evokes startling comarisons to contemporary life. She likes to adress the themes of life, death, mortality, and the problem with being a mortal creature in the eternity of time I believe A. E. Stallings wrote this poem to adress that life is short enough without the fear of failing. Stallings wanted to get out that you have to be strong to live in this crazy world. All In A Hard Life This painting expresses that life may throw you some twists and turns but you always grow higher and higher. Havoc Winds and Strong Tree This artwork shows that winds will be strong but as long as you stand up straight and strong (Tree) you will prevail. By: Michelle Teague This line means..... This line means... This line means.... This painting means..... This painting means...... The End :)
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