Twice as Nice

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Twice as Nice

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You are
Twice as nice,
Twice as cool.
Twice too smart, twice too true.

You are
Twice good-looking,
Just too good.
Twice everything that is you.

Too much everything is not good.
Too cool, too much good.

Too much nice, too much cool.
Too much smart, ain’t so true.


The title "Twice as Nice" sets up the theme of admiration and idealization towards someone, but the poem takes a turn towards disappointment and disillusionment as the author realizes that the person they were attracted to is not as perfect as they initially thought. The repetition of "Twice" at the beginning of the poem creates a sense of emphasis and exaggeration but then shifts to a negative tone as the author realizes that too much of a good thing can be detrimental. The use of contrasting statements, such as "Twice too smart, twice too true," followed by "Too much nice, too much cool," highlights the change in perception and the realization that the person is not as perfect as initially believed. The poem reflects the author's shift from admiration to indifference towards the person they were once interested in as they come to terms with the reality of the situation.