Tanka of Algernon and Cecily

*This a poem from my AP Lit/Comp project.  It is a combination of 2 tanka poems.  It just relates to Algernon and Cecily from Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest”.

Tanka of Algernon and Cecily


Algernon Moncrieff
A Bunburying debtor.
Loves his friend’s young ward.
Nagging aunt gets in his way.
He has success in the end.

Cecily Cardew.
Hopelessly romantic ward.
Young, naïve, pretty.
Falls in love with Algernon.
Her dream romance becomes real.

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