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NaPoWriMo: Persuasion

REjoicE!! The second book of Tara Grayce’s Elven Alliance series is out!! *dances* Oh, and you get a poem, too. *stops dancing and flings it out*

Day 21 of NaPoWriMo! And I am sad to say that out of all those I know, I’m the only one who’s been consistently posting *glowers at people* (unless Maya or Ellery or people have been privately poeming on their own. Then, you are forgiven.)

But I shouldn’t throw shade at them. 😎 I should throw a poem, instead….

Prompt pic (March 11, 2020)

And we’ve got persuasion! The prompt being inspired by Jane Austen’s Persuasion. Which is my favorite out of her novels (yes, more than Pride and Prejudice).

Perhaps it’s because I like reading about Anne just watching all the people around her suffer.

Whatever the case, here we go!

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Go on and try it
With your sparkling words
Go on, persuade me
With gifts? With smiles? With birds?
I laugh and see you
Scramble to do the right thing
Go on, try to touch me
In heart and soul—do you sing?

It’s funny to watch you stumble
Were you not so self-possessed?
Though you shake in fear and tremble
You still count yourself so blessed

So go on, try it
With your sparkling vitality
Try and persuade me
Though I know it ends with fatality
You cannot move me with your smile
You could not hope to move a stone
And though you say it’s so worthwhile
It will end with you and your words alone

So I smile and see you go on.

And then you left me on my own
You left me to my lonely tones
You found a better life to call home
You have persuaded me
Why won’t you go on?

Because, darling, you weren’t very nice.

Yes, I responded to my poem.

It was fun to write a lighter one with cruel sass, even though it did end…happily, in my opinion.

Go wallow in your own tear, sweet cheeks! Your rejection was accepted!

Hehehe…sorry. Feeling a bit snarky I am, today. 😉 I’m always snarkastic anyway

Maybe I’ll feel better tomorrow! 😉

Lemon Duck (Jan 21, 2020)


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8 thoughts on “NaPoWriMo: Persuasion

      1. Absolutely! 🙂 I love answering “why” questions!

        I think Persuasion presents Strength & Virtue very well in a female. After I read it, every time when someone mentions strong female protagonists, I have Anne Elliot towards the top of my list. She’s loving, kind (despite the mistreatment her family heaps upon her), patient, quiet, understanding, but still have a very strong sense of Right and Wrong. (Basically look up the Corinthians definition of Love.) Plus the story’s about restoring a (romantic) relationship that had been, well, cut off for a long period of time. And since I’m a huge fan for Redemption and Second Chances in stories 😉 I love how Austen did it. And in a culture where physical strength in women is so unequally emphasized (i.e. Is it truly Good to measure a woman by a man’s norm/standard? It’s paradox at its best.), reading about Anne is a breath of fresh air. 🙂

        On the other hand, P&P is highly entertaining in terms of the drama among the family members in the Bennett family as well as between Lizzie and Darcy. And I love how Austen gave us multiple couples: Lizzie/Darcy, Jane/Bingley, Charlotte/Collins, and even Lydia/Wickham for analysis/contrast, which truly increase my understanding of the nature of healthy vs. unhealthy (romantic) relationships. Really a work of genius. ❤

        Both include a heavy dose of mannered, or subtle, satire, especially aimed at the aristocracy and etc. And both also explores the concept of Virtue extremely well (although one can argue that Austen does this for each of her works, which probably explains why I love every one of her writing so much ;).

        What about you? (See – now you have my curiosity up as well 😉

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      2. P.S. I forgot to mention that for P&P, Darcy is very well presented as an INTJ, which is the same as my personality, and so it’s quite the lesson for me to know that it’s important to look beneath people’s surface and really dig deeper into their values and personality and virtues (and vices) before forming an opinion on who those people are. 🙂 And in the same way, I hope others will do the same for me. Despite any shortcomings in my initial impression.


      3. Ooh!!! All that is a YES!! And XDD. It’s super cool that you’re an INTJ. All the INTJs I know are so fun to me (an INTP)! And ahahaha…as for whyyyy….

        You already said it wayyy better than I could but I love how kind Anne is. She doesn’t have to know how to fight well to be, as you said, strong. She’s practical, cool-headed, but always so gentle…and Captain Wentworth is just so Captain Oblivious it’s kind of adorable to see his and Anne’s personalities clashing and rediscovering love and their mutual forgiveness/apologies. Rather than the awkward dance around first love, this is a rediscovery and it’s SO GOOD! Breaking stereotypes before it was cool, Austen. Awesome!

        I will also do a bit of P&P and say that…well…sarcasm + sibling banter? YES! (Not a romantic but Darcy and Elizabeth have a hilariously great romance).

        Your answers were so fun to read! Thanks!!! 🙂

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      4. Ahhhh…. YAS. INTJs and INTPs typically get along really well 😉 Probably why I love all the stuff I read from you (so far). 😀

        Exactly. You said it!! (I was going to say, you said it girl, but I want to confirm if you are a she or he first :P).

        Yep – no prob! It was super fun to put into words my thoughts on those two books. Thanks for the opportunity, Lemon Duck!

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      5. Yes, I’ve heard that!! It’s adorable…And thank you! *wipes tears* I’ve been enjoying your blog as well! Very nicely laid out 🙂

        XDD. Yep. I’m a girl. Only a girl would jump to gender-assumption based on icon and be this insane (or perhaps that’s just me ;))

        Welcome! And right back at you for asking!

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