My Poem: Last Revision

To study
The lines,
And lines,
And lines,
And lines,
And lines,
And lines, and lines,
And lines, and lines, and lines, and lines,
And lines, and lines,
And lines,
Of this,
This poem
For reason
Or meaning
Is ridiculous.

--William E. Roland, 2018

(Author's note: After initial analysis by the publishing algorithm, my masterpiece of literature above lacked length and substance and required additional content. Ah, the critics of poetry are ubiquitous! --WER)

Ri*dic"u*lous (?), a. [L. ridiculosus, ridiculus, fr. ridere to laigh. Cf. Risible.]


Fitted to excite ridicule; absurd and laughable; unworthy of serious consideration; as, a ridiculous dress or behavior.

Agricola, discerning that those little targets and unwieldy glaives ill pointed would soon become ridiculous against the thrust and close, commanded three Batavian cohorts . . . to draw up and come to handy strokes. Milton.


Involving or expressing ridicule.


[It] provokes me to ridiculous smiling. Shak.

Syn. -- Ludicrous; laughable; risible; droll; comical; absurd; preposterous. See Ludicrous.

--- Ri*dic"u*lous*ly, adv. -- Ri*dic"u*lous*ness, n.


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