A palindrome is usually considered a word that is the same when read backwards and forwards. However, there can be palindromes that are longer than just a word.
An example of a palindrome is “Rats on no star”. When read backwards, it reads, again, as “Rats on no star”
You can imagine how difficult it must be for someone to develop a 5 word palindrome, let alone one that is over 200 words! American comedian, Demetri Martin, created a very long palindrome in a popular poem. As follows is the 224 word palindrome poem, titled ‘Dammit, I’m Mad’.
“Dammit I’m mad.Evil is a deed as I live.God, am I reviled? I rise, my bed on a sun, I melt.To be not one man emanating is sad. I piss.Alas, it is so late. Who stops to help?Man, it is hot. I’m in it. I tell.I am not a devil. I level “Mad Dog”.Ah, say burning is, as a deified gulp, In my halo of a mired rum tin.I erase many men. Oh, to be man, a sin.Is evil in a clam? In a trap?No. It is open. On it I was stuck.Rats peed on hope. Elsewhere dips a web.Be still if I fill its ebb.Ew, a spider… eh?We sleep. Oh no!Deep, stark cuts saw it in one position.Part animal, can I live? Sin is a name.Both, one… my names are in it.Murder? I’m a fool.A hymn I plug, deified as a sign in ruby ash.A Goddam level I lived at.On mail let it in. I’m it.Oh, sit in ample hot spots. Oh wet!A loss it is alas (sip). I’d assign it a name.Name not one bottle minus an ode by me:“Sir, I deliver. I’m a dog”Evil is a deed as I live.Dammit I’m mad.