‘2’ plus ‘2’ equals ‘5’ | A Bop Poem

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'2' plus '2' equals '5' | A Bop Poem by Ritika Nahata
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‘2’ plus ‘2’ equals ‘5’

A prince truly loved a princess, but
The ways of tis world ain’t so simple
Just love ain’t enough, you need some gut.
Speak-‘n not faint seeing cheek’s dimple.
T’was a task but he had to just ask
Must escape’d bask, don valour’s mask.

Life just doesn’t go by its core where two and two equals four

He popped question, his colloquy cut
“What you are putting, ain’t so simple
For men who desire me, there isn’t glut”
For selection, I’ve test for people
A test that no one so far could pass
If you prove two and two to be five
I would say “yes” and you would surpass
Wise men he asked, mockd’n called’m naive

Life just doesn’t go by its core where two and two equals four

Started with ‘a’ and ‘b’, both times ‘a’
Then reduced both sides by square of ‘b’
solved, found ‘a’ minus ‘b’ common, Yay!
eliminate commons, ‘a’ plus ‘b’ 
is a ‘b’? what? now one equals two?
Adding three both sides, she’ll be mine too!

LOL! Life just doesn’t go by its core where two and two equals four.

A Bop Poem – Meaning

The Bop is a form of poetic argument consisting of three stanzas, each followed by a repeated line or refrain. The first stanza is six lines and presents a problem; the second stanza is eight lines and further expands upon the problem, and the third stanza is six lines and either resolve or documents the failure of resolving the problem.

Rules

1.There are three stanzas.
2.A refrain follows each stanza.
3.The first stanza is 6 lines long and presents a problem.
4.The second stanza is 8 lines long and explores or expands the problem.
5.The third stanza is 6 lines long and either present a solution or documents the failed attempt to resolve the problem.

In This Poem

  • In this poem, the first stanza presents the problem. The prince loves the princess but can’t express.
  • The second stanza elaborates on the problem. Even when he manages to propose to her, she puts conditions to solve a seemingly impossible mathematical problem.
  • In the third stanza, he is able to solve the equation.
  • Following each stanza is a refrain that states a funny life philosophy.
  • Each line in the stanzas is 9-syllable long.
  • There is a rhyming scheme of A-B-A-B-C-C in the first and thirds stanzas.
  • The second stanza follows a rhyming scheme of A-B-A-B-C-D-C-D.

'2' plus '2' equals '5' | A Bop Poem by Ritika Nahata
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