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We are all killers! Killers of the English language!!! Some very boring words have died today. We are going to lay them to rest with some poetic last words. You and your partner will be assigned a RIP word. Write an epitaph for this word on your class's Wallwisher page. It should be at least 2 lines long, it should rhyme, and it should begin with something like, "Here lies ..." Below are some famous examples for inspiration (and a few laughs).


True Tombstone Epitaphs

Some famous examples:
Winston Churchill (1874-1965)
I am ready to meet my Maker.
Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.

Epitaph for the Unknown Soldier by W.H. Auden
To save your world you asked this man to die:
Would this man, could he see you now, ask why?

Epitaph of a dentist
Stranger! Approach this spot with gravity!
John Brown is filling his last cavity.

Here lies Ezekial Aikle,
Age 102;
The Good Die Young.

Here lies Ann Mann,
Who lived an old maid,
But died an old Mann.

Anna Wallace: The children of Israel wanted bread,
And the lord sent them manna,
Old clerk Wallace wanted a wife,
And the Devil sent him Anna.

Here lies Johnny Yeast,
Pardon me
For not rising.

Here lies Butch,
We planted him raw.
He was quick on the trigger,
But slow on the draw.

Sir John Strange: Here lies an honest lawyer,
And that is Strange.

I told you I was sick!

Margaret Daniels: She always said her feet were killing her,
but nobody believed her.

Here lies an Atheist.
All dressed up,
And no place to go.

Here lies the body of our Anna,
Done to death by a banana.
It wasn't the fruit that laid her low,
But the skin of the thing that made her go.


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