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    Posted by Jane Doe on 9/3/2012
    Lost and Found by Ted Scheu makes me laugh.  Its short 4 line stanzas with alternate end-rhyme scheme (ABAB -- lines with words at the end that rhyme) has a fun rhythm.  I like how the poet uses a simile (using "like" or "as" to compare two things) to describe and create imagery for the box of lost and found items--like a stinky mouth, and the way he uses alliteration (when words have the same beginning sounds.   He cleverly uses  personification (objects having human qualities) when he describes the box spitting out clothes.  His word choice is perfect for a scary mood at first, but then the ending is hilarious.  The narrator of the poem is obviously a sibling of the child found in the lost and found box.
     
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