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Shall I compare thee to a rubber duck?
Thou art more noble and more rubbery
The lowly pigs and cows roll in the muck
But thee, thou brave the bathtub's stormy sea;
Thy yellowness is unsurpassed by any
Thine eyes are full of kindly warmth and light
Thy beak: as sharp as knives - and there are many
Who envy thy fair, streamlined, graceful flight;
Thy quack is sweet, calm music to my ears
Thy wings are soft and downy to my touch
Thy bathtub drowneth all my deepest fears
There never was one who I loved so much:
Fair rubber duck, I ask of you one thing -
For you to be my queen, and I your king.
This is a parody of Shakespeare's Sonnet 18... you can read the original here: [link]


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crystal-earth Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2008
This is a great parodie ^.^ Its even written in the same old-style English. And I saw you were having trouble trying to find another word for duck that wasnt :censored: . What about cluck or luck? Anyway, awesome work!
HaikuKitty Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
cuoha Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2008
Awesomeness XDD
tetemeko Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2008
You are fantastic.
cuoha Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2008
Lol, thanks :hug:
twistedxsketches Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2008
Shall I compare thee to a rubber duck?
Thou art more noble and more rubbery


cuoha Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008
:hug: Thanks ;) When I realised rubber duck would fit in the first line I just had to write the rest xD
darkestpoetrylover Featured By Owner May 30, 2008
i've read that sonnet of shakespear's, and this is an excellent parody. i like it more than a bit, and seeing as i'm new to sonnets, i'll do my best on this piece:

line three has nine syllables, sorry, it doesn't work.

okay, seriously funny parody there. i LOVE this parody quite a bit and you did a good job spoofing shakepear. you use some pretty good metaphors here, very well written. however, you say that it braves the bathtubs stormy seas, and then go and say it drowns all your fears. it kind of gives you a mixed emotion there, something i'd try to avoid.

i may be new at this, but i'm not entirely sure i see a volta in here. i know shakespear's sonnet that you parodied (is that a word?) has a volta, but i don't really see one here. the volta is part of a sonnet, and you seem to be missing it, something i'd try to go and fix.

you have two lines with eleven syllables, which still works in a sonnet, so that's ok, but i see two lines that are the same thought. the rest of your lines are independant, so i can't see why these two wouldn'tbe, just a thought.

overall, excellent piece, deservant of it's fav
cuoha Featured By Owner May 31, 2008
Thanks ;)
Yeah, line three is completely rubbish, but there's only one other word I can think of that rhymes with duck... :lmao:

Erm, yeah, the volta went out the window a bit =/ I got a bit carried away xD

Excellent critique, by the way!
darkestpoetrylover Featured By Owner May 31, 2008
you're welcome, and when i saw duck i was thinking 'what's going to be used?"
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