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Print Apology Poetry
By Brenda B. Covert
How can I apologize? Let me count the ways.
1. I'm sorry.
2. I apologize.
3. I was wrong.
4. Please forgive me.
Another way to say I'm sorry is to write a poem about it. That's what William Carlos Williams did. He was a poet during the early and mid-1900's. His poem called "This Is Just to Say" sounds as if it might have been a note, from a man to his wife, stuck on a refrigerator door.
This Is Just to Say
I have eaten
that were in
you were probably
they were delicious
and so cold
A poem is an apology poem if it follows these three rules:
1. The writer confesses what he or she did.
2. The writer offers an apology.
3. The writer explains why it happened.Paragraphs 4 to 10:
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