Broadmindedness

Franklin P. Adams 1881 (Chicago, Illinois) – 1960 (New York City, New York)



How narrow his vision, how cribbed and confined!
How prejudiced all of his views!
How hard is the shell of his bigoted mind!
How difficult he to excuse!

His face should be slapped and his head should be banged;
A person like that ought to die!
I want to be fair, but a man should be hanged
Who's any less liberal than I.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme AXAX BCBC
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 327
Words 65
Stanzas 2
Stanza Lengths 4, 4

Franklin P. Adams

Franklin Pierce Adams was an American columnist known as Franklin P. Adams and by his initials F. P. A.. Famed for his wit, he is best known for his newspaper column, "The Conning Tower", and his appearances as a regular panelist on radio's Information Please. A prolific writer of light verse, he was a member of the Algonquin Round Table of the 1920s and 1930s. more…

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