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Shall I compare thee to a piece of toast?

Shall I compare thee to a piece of toast?
Thou art more scrumptious and delectable:
Unevenly the elements may glow’st,
And sticking levers are detestable:
Sometimes too long the slice of bread doth roast,
And seldom do the crumbs not make a mess;
And often it is much too sweet for most,
If one should drizzle honey in excess;
But thy eternal warmth shall never cool,
Nor shall thee lose thy lovely golden hue;
And I’ll rejoice that fate hath not been cruel,
Each morning on beholding thee anew;

On this perception all the world agrees,
That no delicious bread’s divine as thee.



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dgeileenThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Sep. 18 at 9:53 pm:
This is such a fun spoof on Shakespeare xD
 
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OpticalillusionThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Feb. 25 at 11:25 am:
I love this, it flows a marvelously. Eloquent but humorous, truly good work sir. Keep writing, I loved this piece.
 
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xG4RY said...
Oct. 29, 2013 at 9:52 pm:
Wicked good, dude!
 
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TheLightestBlue said...
Jul. 28, 2013 at 10:07 pm:
I LOVE this poem! Great how you modeled it after Sonnet 18! I also love how you took something as simple as toast and compared to something big (someone you love). :)
 
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HiddengoldTee This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 3, 2013 at 1:01 am:
Beautifully done!
 
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KatsK This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 15, 2012 at 1:54 pm:
This is great. It's funny and it still maintains the rhythmic meter required of a sonnet, as well as the rhyme scheme.
 
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KatsK This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 15, 2012 at 1:54 pm:
This is great. It's funny and it still maintains the rhythmic meter required of a sonnet, as well as the rhyme scheme.
 
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nikkigonefishin said...
Oct. 22, 2011 at 5:32 pm:
This is AWESOME! I was smiling the whole time as I read it. Great job!
 
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purpleink said...
Jul. 26, 2011 at 7:57 pm:
lol, I love this!
 
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beavers said...
Jun. 12, 2011 at 6:06 pm:
This may just be my new favorite poem.
 
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Carwen said...
May 21, 2011 at 8:42 pm:

That was hilarious--sonnet 18 was one of my favorites--though I might have just chanced my mind!

Shakespeare would be proud.

 

 
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missscribbles said...
May 21, 2011 at 9:09 am:
This is a really hilarious poem. I think people really underestimate the power of humour
 
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JaneDoeYo! said...
Apr. 29, 2011 at 7:29 am:

WOW!!!!

(not a good wow =__=)

 
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Sonofheracles said...
Apr. 7, 2011 at 10:12 am:
That was a fun poem.
 
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NoxInviticus said...
Mar. 16, 2011 at 3:22 pm:
you are my idol <3
 
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WenUlookmeIntheEyes said...
Jan. 9, 2011 at 10:04 pm:
this is freaking A-mazing!!! :D wow.. i dont know hat else to say ^^ Great Great jobb!!!!
 
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nprasad said...
Jan. 9, 2011 at 12:30 pm:
that was amazing. i clicked on the link cuz i thought it would be impossible to write a poem comparing someone to toast. but Thou hath succeeded(: good job!
 
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moonpetal said...
Jul. 17, 2010 at 3:20 pm:
Sweet! LOL! My friend was just talking about a radio song the brodcaster did in the 90's called "Toast" Every line they screamed I LIKE TOAST!" ahhhhhhhh nice. Sonnets r hard to write, you did great on thet. REALLY funny! :D
 
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Liz_N11 said...
Oct. 4, 2009 at 5:12 am:
Shakespeare would be proud
 
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Gillian C. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 30, 2009 at 6:27 pm:
thanks, that was the idea :)
 
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