FAT SONNET 87
Farewell Bank of America, thou art a planned purchase and too dear of a U.S. Trust for my increasingly lucrative possessing,
And like enough thou know'st the business of managing rich people's money and thy expected estimate.
The charter of thy personal victory and worth gives thee releasing as head of Citi Private Bank in 2004;
My $3.3 billion bonds for the U.S. Trust in thee are all a determinate deal.
For how do I vault the giant consumer bank from also-run status and hold thee but by thy benefit from an influx of cash and granting,
And for that riches to bolster its operations where is my deserving, which has struggled amid increased competition?
The cause of a spokesman for Schwab declined this fair gift in me, which is wanting,
And so my patent for the second-largest U.S. Bank by market value back again is swerving to the investors' response to the U.S Trust.
Thyself, the Bank of America, thou gav'st to push the company further behind, thy own $250.3 billion worth then not narrowly knowing,
Or me, to whom thou gav'st it to leverage its size and distribution network, else mistaking;
So thy great market share in areas where thy gift, upon longstanding misprision, is trying to break growing,
Comes home again to the elite world of wealth management, on better judgment making.
Thus have I had thee as a threshold of $3 million dream doth flatter,
In sleep a king with U.S. Trust's $94 billion in client assets, but waking no such matter.
Student Exercise for My Southern Oregon University Shakespeare Course Eng 201, Fall, 2006
1) Shakespeare's Sonnet 87
2) Bauerlein, Valerie; Frank, Robert. “Bank of America Targets Ultrarich in U.S. Trust Deal; Purchase Would Create Big Rival to J.P. Morgan, Citi Provate Banks; Integration Could Prove Tricky.” Nov 20, 2006. Wall Street Journal. Nov 21, 2006.