Jazz Age Vocab Poem:


The 20´s were swell

That is what´s thought

All was just goofy

Mind was for naught


The Flappers were peppy

While cake eaters prowl

Surrounded by giggle water

Making things foul


The main drags are full

With belly laughs abound

They’re shouting whoopee

And no flat tires are found


Gold diggers are gliding

With hearts set on riches

They look for a big cheese

That will pay for their britches


Plenty of gatecrashers

Can always be seen

They’re usually ossified

By the end of the scene


There’s a lot of baloney

With events like these

Bound to be a pinch

When nobody sees


Itś the beeś knees

And theyŕe having fun

Their dogs will be barking

When the party is done


The places are swanky

The women are keen

But at the end of the day

The men are just mean


  • Author: Merissa (Offline Offline)
  • Published: April 13th, 2019 11:53
  • Comment from author about the poem: This was an assignment in my English class. We had to use 20 vocab words from the 20's and make a creative piece out of it. Of course I chose to do a poem. The words highlighted in yellow are the vocab words. Tell me what you guys think.
  • Category: Humor
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    Thanks for sharing a UNIQUE Poem MERISSA. I regret that so far you have eight visits and only ONE COMMENT ~ MINE ! I was born in 1983 & Angela in 1988 so neither of us lived in the 20's. However we do like Jazz & the Jazz Age and have visited New Orleans ! I (BRIAN) recognised all the JAZZ WORDS and eight of them (40%) are still in common use in the UK. Goofy - belly laugh - gold digger - big cheese - gate crasher - bees knees & swanky. Their meaning is unchanged !
    In reply to your request. I consider it a good task (on historical vocabulary) and you produced an excellent Poem (An "A" grade ?) with 20 important Jazz Age words !
    Yours through POETRY ~ BRIAN & ANGELA
    Please check our site ~ Thanks B & A

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