freedomduck (freedomduck) wrote in ramblingwriters,

Assignment #9 - "The Anti-Hero"

In the poem, 'Skinhead', Patricia Smith gives us a vivid anti-hero from the first-person point of view with lines like;
"with a lead pipe up my sleeve,
a razor tucked in my boot.
I was born to make things right."

Your assignment is to show us your anti-hero from the first person point of view.

The second part of your assignment is to work a back-handed 'thank you' for anti-hero into your work, written in the second or third-person perspective - or a combination of the two.

The best example I can think of for the second part is William S. Burrough's 'Thanksgiving Prayer', which ends with the spectacular line:
"Thanks for the last and greatest
betrayal of the last and greatest
of human dreams."
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