Comparison of Math Courses

March 5, 2011
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If I am Algebra,
Then you must be Geometry,
All sectors and angular views.
Yes, I can see the resemblance
You bear to that course I suffered
From in freshmen year.

I am equations
And equal signs,
Each concept taught
With perfectly moderate sense.
I am absolute values and
Imaginary numbers
When I’m in my
Individualistic mood.

But you are all
Proofs and theorems –
I made flashcards to
Memorize those for the test –
Memorization and right-brain sense,
Neither as easy to forget.

I am a writer
And a landscape painter.
You are a social theorist
And an outspoken prodigy.
I am plain sunny skies,
Clear and blue for all to see.
And you are hard to understand
Like the cloudy sky
Of the darkest, most mystical night.

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BrightBurningCampeador This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 14, 2011 at 2:11 pm

I love this poem, but I don't think the last verse really fits with the others. Maybe because it's not comparing people to math class any more. It might be better as a separate poem.

Could you comment on some of my peices?

OceanFey This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jul. 14, 2011 at 2:30 pm

Yeah...come to think of it, the last verse is a little out of it.

Sure :)

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