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    Today, 03:47 PM
    If by the "most recent" you mean an established poem, that would be a re-reading of the villanelle, "One Art." I read it on the web after reading a...
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    Today, 03:41 PM
    Good to vent one's spleen once in a while. Both these verses are both refreshingly unconventional and counter-intuitive, somewhat in the tradition...
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    Today, 03:33 PM
    What's the difference between Churchill Downs, Kentucky and Washington, D.C.? (Answer): One has a lot of horse manure and the other is a...
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    03-25-2017, 08:54 PM
    bounty replied to a thread Aye or Nay? in Forum Games
    oh earl grey's the best! treated myself to some this morning and just bought a tin of it a few days ago. major aye! very graphic war movies?
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    03-25-2017, 08:01 PM
    bounty replied to a thread How many ...? in Forum Games
    alas, being the typical American, only one. though I can read some French. how many james bond movies can you name?
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    03-25-2017, 07:25 PM
    bounty replied to a thread Game: This or That in Forum Games
    has anyone seen the abbott and Costello schtick about how mustard was made for the hot dog, but Costello doesn't like it? id say 9 times out of...
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    03-24-2017, 07:40 PM
    bounty replied to a thread Game: This or That in Forum Games
    I used to go to happy hour with friends, buy virgin mixed drinks and eat all the munchies. or sometimes buy a beer, just hold it, and then let my...
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  • mortalterror's Avatar
    03-24-2017, 05:14 AM
    I liked Walcott and Berry.
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    03-23-2017, 08:21 PM
    bounty replied to a thread Game: This or That in Forum Games
    oh papayahed, im a teetotaler! you are not trying to corrupt me are you? but as beer commercials are better than wine commercials, lets go with...
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    03-23-2017, 04:44 PM
    It's been a difficult week for those of us still clinging to a belief in true cultural heroes. We've lost a Nobel laureate, Derek Walcott, the Poet...
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    03-20-2017, 09:22 PM
    bounty replied to a thread Aye or Nay? in Forum Games
    I love seeing the movie and then reading the book. sometimes actually its seeing the movie that makes me want to go out and read the book. watership...
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  • mortalterror's Avatar
    03-20-2017, 03:47 AM
    Yeah, but that's not flowery in the least. It's calculated rhetoric with balanced antithetical clauses. It's got the same beats and structure as the...
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    03-19-2017, 08:44 PM
    bounty replied to a thread Game: This or That in Forum Games
    ah the choice say between facebook, or here...oh that's a toughie. wouldn't it be nice if facebook had a literature forum? I love litnet but im...
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    03-19-2017, 08:13 PM
    bounty replied to a thread Aye or Nay? in Forum Games
    if I were involved in activities that used wetsuits, I wouldn't have any problems with getting a used one, so aye. watching the movie before...
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    03-19-2017, 01:18 AM
    If I recall correctly, Euphues isn't flowery. It's bombastic.
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    03-19-2017, 01:03 AM
    I wouldn't really call any of those guys flowery. Steele and Addison might have been prone to some rhetorical flourish, (it's been so long, I don't...
    29 replies | 979 view(s)
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    03-18-2017, 05:38 AM
    My opinion, for what it's worth, is that we hit peak-flowery-language in the 18th century, with the likes of Swift, Steele, Addison etc.
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    03-18-2017, 05:30 AM
    A friend of mine gave up on Moby Dick the other day, for the reasons specified above. I don't agree, though I must admit that the chapters on whaling...
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  • bounty's Avatar
    03-17-2017, 08:24 PM
    passions---what made moby dick all the more heinously boring (a little hyperbole there? laughs) is that the story could have sooooo good. I went in...
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    03-16-2017, 09:24 PM
    bounty replied to a thread Flowery language in General Literature
    holy cow---tom jones by henry fielding! the majority of the sentences are multiple lines long, full of complexity and elaborate thought. its a chore...
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    03-16-2017, 09:22 PM
    I think I am on record in a half dozen places saying close to what im about to say just now and it might surprise folks who've not heard me say it...
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    03-16-2017, 12:37 PM
    bounty replied to a thread Aye or Nay? in Forum Games
    ive only read the three musketeers and the counte of monte cristo, so I cant speak to dumas, but the leatherstocking series, the only constant...
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    03-16-2017, 10:53 AM
    bounty replied to a thread Aye or Nay? in Forum Games
    aye to pets for sure. what a more dismal life without them, and animals need love. im thinking of a difference between Agatha Christie's that...
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    03-15-2017, 07:58 PM
    bounty replied to a thread Aye or Nay? in Forum Games
    lendo ive got a folder on my pc full of cover versions, plenty of great ones...and maybe some so-so ones. as a general rule I enjoy them. major...
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    03-15-2017, 07:34 PM
    bounty replied to a thread Game: This or That in Forum Games
    I have to confess I am not all that familiar with the beastie boys but generally speaking, I don't like hip-hop, and I do like some of what I know...
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    03-14-2017, 05:48 PM
    ack, double post. my dial-up internet connection and this website do not get along with each other.
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    03-14-2017, 05:34 PM
    I went ahead and grabbed my dickens' bio anyways...smiles... unfortunately, its an "advance proof" and it doesn't have an index but I did find...
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    03-14-2017, 04:23 PM
    bounty replied to a thread Game: This or That in Forum Games
    papayahed, I still love their bean burritos---yes with lots of hot sauce. I bought an "international gift pack" of hot sauce on sale after...
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    03-14-2017, 04:02 PM
    bounty replied to a thread Aye or Nay? in Forum Games
    oh that's a good one. I mean, he's so loathsome for the most part throughout the story, but then you find out he's actually on the good guys side,...
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