What poor beings are those who know themselves beautiful,For others, they must choose between lies and honesty,To protect the ego of the ugly, or of the self-lashersAnd still, what thanks do they get?Fake smiles, hidden jealousy, peeking from nostrils, waiting to sneeze on them, at them.

Improving one’s prose in minutes #2: Pleonasms – Issa A. Dioume

Short note on pleonasm, and easy exercise to check understanding.