Different Literary Genres, Their Most Important Parts


Voltaire: no stranger to the knocking of public boots.

Here are three literary genres, and the parts of each most vital to their success:

A Poem
The first line, probably.

A Novel
The first line, probably.

A Daily News Story About a Couple Using a Yankee Stadium Bathroom Stall to the End of a Spirited and Innings-Long Spell of Urgent Lovemaking
Every word, one realizes almost immediately.




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  1. Urban Shocker says:

    All this happened, more or less.

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  2. Well-Beered Englishman says:

    I thought “Yankee panky” was excellent. Then I read the final paragraph.

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  3. KCDaveInLA says:

    I wish Phil Rizzuto was still alive to do the play-by-play over the video.

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  4. Mr. Observant says:

    This is New Yankee Stadium – for god’s sake, they can’t afford to build an exclusive chamber for fornication? They have hand-rolled and delivered sushi at a baseball game but supporters of this well-heeled club need to celebrate their sexuality in a common privy? This, THIS is the legacy of Obamacare, clearly. I’m shaking my head ruefully. The could ask A-Rod to decorate this potential love room – a tasteful mural of Yankee greats as centaurs debauching maidens, perhaps?

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  5. Sociology Degreer says:

    ha

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