Afghan HoundPremise/plot: A collection of poems about dogs/dog breeds. Each poem is short. Some poems are just two lines; other poems are all of four lines. All rhyme--for better or worse.
Although he's noble and aloof,
He's still a dog, so he still says, "Woof!"
For things she can smell,
She's a comer and goer.
She's much like a Beagle,
But longer and lower.
The beagle is bent
On tracking a scent.
He follows his nose
wherever it goes.
My thoughts: I like the idea of liking this one. I do. But sometimes I wish authors knew that poems don't always, always, always have to rhyme in order to be poetry. Sometimes poems come across as forced. You can always tell when a poem chooses a word just because--only because--it "rhymes."
That being said, there were definitely quite a few poems in this one that I really enjoyed.
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