Shawn L. Bird

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micropoem-taxes March 29, 2015

Filed under: Poetry,Teaching — Shawn L. Bird @ 8:48 pm
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Doing the taxes hurts my synapses.

All the receipts for exemptions

I will greet (sweet redemption!)

as brilliant sun, shining to my refund!

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POETRY LESSON:

Playing with rhyme today.

Internal rhyme occurs two ways, either inside one line (taxes/synapses, greet/sweet) or inside two consecutive lines (receipts/greet).  

End rhyme: exemption/redemption.

Imperfect rhyme: taxes/synapses, receipts/greet, sun/refund.  

Feminine rhyme: exemption/redemption.  (Rhyme over 2+ syllables, ’cause women are more complex, of course) 🙂

Masculine rhyme: greet/sweet.  (Rhyme on a single syllable).

 

Shawn/Sean/Shaun for XX not XY November 6, 2011

Filed under: Commentary — Shawn L. Bird @ 11:32 am
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I’ve be told all my life from the ill informed that “Shawn is a boy’s name!”  My mother found the name in the girls’ section of her baby book, and according Wolfram Alpha data, 30,000 females in the US are named Shawn or Shaun.  Sure, ten times that number are male, but so what?  There are  ten times more female Shawns than there are Aurelias and Rosalees for example.  If those are girls’ names, Shawn is ten times moreso…

We may not be great in number, but there is some talent represented. So here are some well-known female Shawns or Seans or Shauns.  If you have any to add, or you’re one yourself, please leave the information as a comment!

Sports:

Gymnast: Shawn Johnson

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Music:
bassist: Sean Yseult
Singer: Shawn Christopher

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Actor/Model:
actess: Sean Young
Miss USA, Miss Universe (1980): Shawn Weatherly
Miss Tennessee State University (2010): Shawn Montgomery

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Writer:
Author: Shawn Lamb
Blogger: Shawn Allison
Blogger/columnist & artist: Shawn Dell Joyce
Author: Shawn Lane

Author: Shawn Kirsten Maravel

Author: Shawn MacKenzie

 

 
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