Zander was trying to write good poetry with some literary value, but his professor scoffed at it, calling it doggerel. Zander really didn’t understand why his teacher proclaimed that his verse was mere doggerel, or awkward and simply bad poetry. Then Zander remembered that he really never understood what made great literary poetry in the first place, so he shrugged his shoulders and continued writing his doggerel, which he thought was at least worthy of comic verse, even if not written particularly well.
Quiz: What is doggerel?
- It is an attempt at poetry.
- It is poor poetry.
- It is writing in its earliest stages.