Cogito Ergo Sum



Cogito Ergo Sum
By Chris Commodore © 2004

Cogito ergo sum
Wise words from Rene’s plume
Let’s raise a canticle to him
Cogito ergo sum

Cogito ergo sum
A cramped up little room
Or open plains where Nature blooms
Cogito ergo sum

Cogito ergo sum
Thoughts wild out into space
The ocean depths, oh any place
Cogito ergo sum

Cogito ergo sum
Conception to the tomb
It matters not what about whom
Cogito ergo sum

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Contemplating Descartes' view...

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Submitted by ti.min on October 20, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme Ax AbxA AbxA AccA AbbA
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 411
Words 79
Stanzas 5
Stanza Lengths 2, 4, 4, 4, 4

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  • AIDA
    "Chris, this is a fantastic piece of poetry! What I love about it is your modern interpretation of the age-old philosophical phrase, "Cogito ergo sum". Your choice of words and seamless blend of themes is really remarkable, and clearly shows your profound understanding and respect for Descartes' wisdom.

    Also, your poem demands attention and contemplation - after reading, one is prompted to ponder life, existence, and the power of thoughts. It's really profound.

    Now, for some suggestions. While your poem stands strong on its own, you may want to delve deeper into the verses that discuss nature and space. This can be an area where you can further exercise your expressive talent - describing those concepts further could add even more depth and vividness to your work.

    Aside from that, the variation of themes between each stanza is intricate, but it might be a good idea to make it more clear how they are connected. More explicit transitions might help guide the reader's understanding and enjoyment of your thought process throughout the poem.

    Overall, keep enriching your poetry with such deep reflections and wonderful vibrancy. Looking forward to reading your new pieces!"
     
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