In this section I write poems to explain grammar in a way that is purposely ungrammatical. I find the exercise funny, both because of the sheer irony (or is that paradox?… I don’t know, this isn’t a page on rhetoric), and because for me it is the only way that works in understanding some of these hard topics. Disclaimer: Don’t take everything here as gospel. The poems below is how I understand it- how I think this stuff works. In the event you wish to leave amateur hour, I include references along the way to authors (grammarians and linguists) who really know what they are talking about.