Monday, March 16, 2009

Cautionary Tales

Danny's literature lesson today was entitled "They Should Have Listened: Three Cautionary Tales in Poetic Form".

Loved it.

The first was "Rebecca" by Hilaire Belloc. subtitled "Who Slammed Doors For Fun and Perished Miserably".

The second was "The Story of Augustus: Who Would Not Have Any Soup", by Heinrich Hoffmann. Yes, he died also.

The third and final was "Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout Would Not Take The Garbage Out", by Shel Silverstein. She met an awful fate.

Daniel's assignment, after reading those, was to compose his own cautionary tale - either in prose or poetry.

What would you write a cautionary tale about? (I'm a living embodiment of a cautionary tale right now) .


m_perfect said...

I feel I am a cautionary tale...but (hopefully) with a happier ending. I offer myself in the prose, non-poetic form.

Keira said...

Having children. (I've heard pregnant women referred to as "The Cautionary Whale".

You would be done do death. (Which has always amused me as I don't know how painful being "done" would be.)

BeeGee Babe said...

Mine would be on the number of times that I am not listened to and something happens and I could say I told you so but don't. Okay, so sometimes I do but it's only in fun! Tee-hee!