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Yessir, that's my fic

The Big Reveal for sshg_promptfest went up a little while back, so I can now admit to being the author of "Poetic License," written to a very fun and clever prompt by drinkingcocoa.

Title: Poetic License (on LJ) (on AO3)
Warning(s): Pretentious swottiness.
Summary: Snape never claimed to be a poet. According to Hermione, that's just as well.
Original prompt: 1st-year genfic. Professor Snape receives a thank-you owl for the delightful logic puzzle. To show her gratitude, Hermione has rewritten his clue to make it a much better piece of verse, with earnest analyses of the flaws in his version and suggestions to help him improve as a poet.
Author's note: I'm sorry that this isn't longer, but even Hermione can only go on so long when she's got only sixteen lines to work with. I had no idea what trochaic heptameter was until she made me look it up; if there are any actual lit crit or poetry majors in the audience, I beg forgiveness for her entirely inadequate (and probably inaccurate) ripping-to-shreds of Sev's work.

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teddyradiator
Aug. 22nd, 2013 02:56 am (UTC)
This was one of my favourites of the fest. So beautifully done - I could hear the little madam chirpily reading this aloud. And what's more, I bet Severus could, too.

It was practically perfect in every way - as I said in my delirious review ( I was still high from it), the voice was perfect, and your love for these characters was in every line. The touching thing was that she really, really wanted to show him how much time and effort she'd put into her little 'essay' because she honestly thought it would help. Oh, bless.

Seriously, just a treasure. It should be canon. As far as I'm concerned, it is. ♥
delphipsmith
Aug. 22nd, 2013 08:17 pm (UTC)
You are too too kind -- thanks! I'm sure he found her genuine desire to improve his work the most irritating thing of all :D

Edited at 2013-08-22 08:18 pm (UTC)
shiv5468
Aug. 22nd, 2013 07:43 am (UTC)
I thought that one was cracking.
delphipsmith
Aug. 22nd, 2013 08:16 pm (UTC)
why thenk yew :)
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