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Comic Relief for Desperate Students

If you cramming madly for finals (or remembering a time when you once did), here’s a wonderfully witty Philip Appleman poem about the experience.

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Crown My Head with Ample Square-Cap

Christopher Smart’s “On Taking a Bachelor’s Degree” is deliberately excessively self-congratulatory. Still, students should feel proud of themselves for graduating.

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Beware Teachers That Satirize Students

Tom Layman’s “The Students” is a humorous poem but, in the end, mean-spirited. It also lets the teacher off the hook.

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Two Exam Poems To Lift Your Spirits

For students encounter end-of-semester pressure, here are two comic poems about exams. Laughter is an important resource for you at the moment.

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