## The Essay That Describes Itself

This is the first sentence.  This is the second sentence.  This is the third sentence.  This is the fourth sentence.  This is the fifth sentence.  This is the sixth sentence.  This is the seventh sentence.  This is the eighth sentence.
This is the ninth sentence.  This is the tenth sentence.  This is the eleventh sentence.  This is the twelfth sentence.  This is the thirteenth sentence.  This is the fourteenth sentence.  This is the fifteenth sentence.  This is the sixteenth sentence.
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This is the twenty-fifth sentence and the first one of this paragraph.  This is the twenty-sixth sentence.  This is the twenty-seventh sentence.  This is the twenty-eighth sentence.  This is the twenty-ninth sentence.  This is the thirtieth sentence.  This is the thirty-first sentence.  This is the thirty-second sentence.
This is the thirty-third sentence and the first one of this, the fifth paragraph.  This is the thirty-fourth sentence.  This is the thirty-fifth sentence.  This is the thirty-sixth sentence.  This is the thirty-seventh sentence.  This is the thirty-eighth sentence.  This is the thirty-ninth sentence.  This is the fortieth sentence.
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This is the first sentence of the eleventh paragraph.  This is the second sentence of the eleventh paragraph.  This is the third sentence of the eleventh paragraph.  This is the fourth sentence of the eleventh paragraph.  This is the fifth sentence of the eleventh paragraph.  This is the sixth sentence of the eleventh paragraph.  This is the seventh sentence of the eleventh paragraph.  This is the eighth sentence of the eleventh paragraph and therefore the eighty eighth sentence.
This is the eighty-ninth sentence.  This is the ninetieth sentence.  This is the ninety first sentence.  This is the ninety-second sentence.  This is the ninety-third sentence.  This is the ninety-fourth sentence.  This is the ninety-fifth sentence.  This is the ninety-sixth sentence and if the author were to use the classic two thirds one third ratio point to have the climax, it would be here.
This is the ninety-seventh sentence.  This is the ninety-eighth sentence.  This is the ninety-ninth sentence.  This is the one-hundredth sentence.  This is the first sentence when proper grammar dictates that numerals can be used according to the Chicago Manual of Style and therefore the 101th sentence.  This is the 102th sentence.  This is the 103rd sentence.  This is the 104th sentence.
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This, however, is the 16th paragraph.  This is the second sentence of the 16th paragraph.  This is still the 16thparagraph.  This sentence, too, is part of the 16th paragraph.  As is this one.  And this one, too.  This sentence, also, has the pleasure of being part of the 16th paragraph.  This sentence is also part of the 16th paragraph.  As is this one, the final sentence of the 16thparagraph.
This is the first sentence of this paragraph.  This is the 130th sentence of this essay.  This is the third sentence of the 17th paragraph of this essay. Numerically, this sentence marks the halfway point of this paragraph.  This is the fifth sentence of this paragraph.  This sentence marks three quarters of the way through this paragraph.  This is the seventh sentence of this, the 17th paragraph.  This is the last sentence of this paragraph.
This is the antepreantepenultimate sentence of this paragraph.  This is the preantepenultimate sentence of this paragraph.  This is the antepenultimate sentence of this paragraph.  This is the penultimate sentence of this paragraph. This is the ultimate sentence of this paragraph which is the final paragraph of this essay, the Essay on Nothing.

## Formulas for Poetry

the next time you hear people describe something as poetic, ask them if they don’t really mean formulaic

the lists below are from Wikipedia

A
Action (literature)
Anacreontics
Antilabe
Antistrophe
Arlabecca
B
Balliol rhyme
Balwo
Blank verse
Blason
Bouts-Rimés
Bref double
C
Canto
Carmen (verse)
Chant royal
Cinquain
Clerihew
Cobla (Occitan literary term)
Copla (meter)
Couplet
Cumulative song
Cumulative tale
D
Décima
Dinggedicht
Dodoitsu
E
Elegiac
Elegiac couplet
Elegy
Envoi
Epode
F
Fixed verse
Free verse
G
Ghazal
Gogyōshi
H
Hainteny
Heroic couplet
Heroic verse
Hudibrastic
Humdrum and Harum-Scarum
K
Kantan Chamorrita
L
Lục bát
M
Monostich
N
Nonnet
O
Octonary
Ode
Olonkho
Oríkì
P
Palinode
Pantoum
Pantun
Pathya Vat
Pentina
Poetic closure
Poetic Meter and Poetic Form
Q
Quaternion (poetry)
Quatorzain
Quintain (poetry)
Quinzaine
R
Ragale
Recueillement
Rhyme royal
Roundel (poetry)
S
Saturnian (poetry)
Sestet
Sevenling
Sijo
Silva (Spanish strophe)
Sisindiran
Skolion
Slavic antithesis
Song thất lục bát
Stanza
Stichic
Stichomythia
Strophe
Syair
Synchysis
T
Tanaga
Tanka (poetry)
Tanka in English
Tanka prose
Terzanelle
Thai poetry
Thanbauk (poetic form)
Tristich
Tweede Asem
U
Uta monogatari
V
Villanelle
Virelai nouveau
Y

And if this isn’t enough there are even more, and more, and more, and more

## Pussy Riot

i try soups
Suitor spy strips you, purist soy!