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Poetry Sunday: ‘Sins of Grammar & Usage,’ by Ellen Doré Watson

By Rebecca Foust
“Sins of Grammar & Usage” is free verse, three stanzas of nine lines of roughly equal length except that the last line in each stanza is about half the length of the others. I love the poem for its heightened use of and very canny look at language; that is, words and the grammar and syntax that govern how those words are used.
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