The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #126922   Message #2824985
Posted By: Artful Codger
29-Jan-10 - 06:10 PM
Thread Name: First and Last Lines
Subject: RE: First and Last Lines
"A single flow'r he sent me, since we met.
...
Ah no, it's always just my luck to get
One perfect rose."
(Dorothy Parker, "One perfect rose")

Which also highlights the ever-popular circular technique--having the end revisit the beginning, the most florid example being Wagner's Ring cycle. Everyone uses this technique, from poets to journalists to stand-up comedians.