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Retort (Poem by Paul Laurence Dunbar)


Retort (Poem) Facts:
  • A humorous poem by the great American poet Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906).
  • Dunbar's conversational tone & style shows through in this poem.

Retort

Thou art a fool," said my head to my heart,
"Indeed, the greatest of fools thou art,
To be led astray by trick of a tress,
By a smiling face or a ribbon smart;"
And my heart was in sore distress.

Then Phyllis came by, and her face was fair,
The light gleamed soft on her raven hair;
And her lips were blooming a rosy red.
Then my heart spoke out with a right bold air:
"Thou art worse than a fool, O head!"

by Paul Laurence Dunbar


Retort



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