Academic Validation



I’ve been staring at my computer screen
For 3 hours now,
And my eyes kind of sting.
There’s pencil shavings everywhere,
And far too many tabs open,
But there’s no sign of tears,
Yet.

And I rub, and rub, and rub my eyes again,
For the billionth time.
But I can’t stop now,
Because my score of tomorrow’s paper must be high,
And if not, then I’ve committed-
I’ve committed a heinous crime.

And if my teacher doesn’t tell me “Good Job”,
Then I’ve done something horribly wrong,
And so I’ve threatened myself that I can’t get below a 90,
Because that will be a B.
And God Forbid I get a B.
God Forbid I’m worth nothing.
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Written on February 12, 2022

Submitted by dvanmeter. on March 01, 2022

Modified on May 02, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme XABXXXX XCAXXC XXXDDB
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 649
Words 136
Stanzas 3
Stanza Lengths 7, 6, 6

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