ShakesQuiz: Shakespeare quiz & complete works presents (1) a highly challenging quiz on all things Shakespearean – the Bard’s works, life, era and legacy – and (2) the complete texts of the plays, sonnets and other poems by the poet and playwright widely acclaimed as the greatest writer in the English language. And with each release I hope to make it more useful to students and Shakespeare readers and performers.
I had hoped to post again about emotional design for web sites but I’m delaying that a scosh. So now for something somewhat different:
Behold the duck.
It does not cluck.
A cluck it lacks.
It is specially fond
Of a puddle or pond.
When it dines or sups,
It bottoms ups.
The cow is of the bovine ilk;
One end is moo, the other, milk.
The rhino is a homely beast,
For human eyes he’s not a feast.
*Farwell, farewell, you old rhinoceros,
I’ll stare at something less prepoceros.
*Note: Some versions have farewell for the first word of the poem’s third line.
Behold the hippopotamus!
We laugh at how he looks to us,
And yet in moments dank and grim,
I wonder how we look to him.
Peace, peace, thou hippopotamus!
We really look all right to us,
As you no doubt delight the eye
Of other hippopotami.