Background: this weekend, I am taking a poetry class with my old high school English teacher. Seeing as my dearest friend, Ellie, is an English teacher. I asked her for assistance.
me: did you do my poetry homework yet?
i got annoyed that your english teacher didn’t properly punctuate ted hughes’s name
and gave up
i need something smart to say
Ellie: say something about art mimicking life
and life mimicking art
me: is that specific to these poems? or does that apply to all poems?
Ellie: then throw around “pathos,” “logos,” and “ethos”
english teachers eat that shit up
me: i only know “ethos”
can i just say that three times?
Ellie: no definitely say all three