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Commentary on "The Brides of Lesbos"

Henrey is found here in his languorous Soixante-Neuf mode. His iambs are (occasionally) pentametric and his couplets are (vaguely) rhymed so as to foist upon the unwary reader the illusion that what they are experiencing is ‘poetry’. Clearly, one should not allow oneself to be deceived by these clever devices. As Fulmen K. Estrogen of Red Neck University, Anchorage once wrote: