​​Metaphor, Metaphor, on the Wall .....

One day, the Academicians and Disciplinarians of the
all-powerful English Composition Collective, asked,
"Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall,
Who in this land of writing is fairest of all?"

The Mirror answered after a long thoughtful pause,
"English Composition Theory is fairest of all."

The Academicians and Disciplinarians were satisfied,
for they knew that the Mirror only spoke the truth.

One day, when the Academicians and Disciplinarians
again asked the Mirror, "Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall,
Who in this land of writing is fairest of all?"

The Mirror, half asleep, yawning, answered,
"English Composition Theory is fair, many say, but
​  Dream-Writing is 10  times more fair and powerful."

The Academicians and Disciplinarians took fright and turned
yellow and green with  envy, then summoned their Queen
... 'the one who is the beginning, the end,



​​


 the one who is many, not one' ...

and demanded that she immediately, "Take Dream-Writing
out into deep space, for we never want to see or hear of it
again --- terminate it! --- and as proof it is no longer
a threat, bring its lungs and its liver back to us."
 1, 2


1    A Playful Parody of 'Little Snow-White'. The  Grimm Brothers' Children's and Household Tales.                                                                  (Grimms' Fairy Tales). Compiled, translated and classified by D. L. Ashliman.                                                                                                  [http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/grimmtales.htm].
2   [http://memory-alpha.wikia.com/wiki/Borg_Queen].

THE BORG QUEEN

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