Fairy-tale Logic by A.E Stallings Presented by Randy Mccon Fairy-tale Logic Fairy tales are full of impossible tasks: Gather the chin hairs of a maneating goat, Or cross a sulphuric lake in a leaky boat, Select the prince from a row of identical masks, Tiptoe up to a dragon where it basks And snatch its bone; count dust specks, mote by mote, Or learn the phone directory by rote. Always it’s impossible what someone asks— You have to fight magic with magic. You have to believe That you have something impossible up your sleeve, The language of snakes, perhaps, an invisible cloak, An army of ants at your beck, or a lethal joke, The will to do whatever must be done: Marry a monster. Hand over your firstborn son. What is the poem about ? A lady who has disbelief in fairytales , and talks about how fake they are . Who is the speaker ? The gender is not specific. I can make a guess that the speaker is a woman because girls grow up listening and liking fairytales more than boys. What is the theme/lesson? That fairytales are all lies and made up , and they also present unlikely scenarios. What is the purpose of this poem ? -To be sarcastic and make fun of fairytales Choose at least three unknown words and define them here Sulphuric - powerful acid Basks – To enjoy sitting or lying in the heat of the sun or a fire Lethal – Causing death , or able to cause death How did the title connect to the content of the poem ? It talks about Fairy tales and how they are made up and absurd. What questions did you have when you first analyzed and t4 the poem ? Was the poet trying to be funny ? In a way she’s trying to be funny by making fun of fairytales. Was the poet being sarcastic ? She’s being sarcastic because she lists all the absurd things that happens in fairytales. What does the poet have against Fairytales ? Maybe she grew up not likeing fairytales. Image -I chose this image because it looks like a fairytale book and the poem is about fairytales. - The image shows a castle and a newborn, which are both mentioned in the poem. -The book says “Once upon a time, far, far away” which is the way most fairytales start. The movie Shrek starts like this because the entire movie makes fun of fairytales, just like the poem. Song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bem gqJ5U75o I chose this song because it is called “Fairytales” and it is used in the movie Shrek, which is a movie that makes fun of fairytales, just like the poem does.