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  1. Thread: 5 Poems

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    Thank you Prince. I had no idea whether that...

    Thank you Prince. I had no idea whether that second one worked or not. I still feel like I need to create more obvious connections to the end throughout the body of the poem.
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    It's nice when you find out you're not the only...

    It's nice when you find out you're not the only one.

    Use of the term "friend" instead of "partner" (etc.) is very appreciated... awesome effect.
  3. Thread: 5 Poems

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    5 Poems

    A Tense Dinner

    A short ways north of the resort beaches
    we watched the young boys heave against the sand
    to free their dhow from the land.

    They were not headed far, a safe
    distance: the...
  4. Thread: The Scream

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    Damn, she's still got it.

    Damn, she's still got it.
  5. Thread: Why do I try?

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    Giving myself a hard time is what I do, hehe. ...

    Giving myself a hard time is what I do, hehe.

    I actually know exactly the poem means, and all the word choice is purposeful and planned. Of course, that doesn't mean it's a functional poem, or...
  6. Thread: Why do I try?

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    Thanks for the replies everyone, very...

    Thanks for the replies everyone, very appreciated.

    This is what happens when an amateur attempts something beyond their scope.

    Ironically (not in a good way), that is close enough to one of the...
  7. Thread: Why do I try?

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    (Remix)

    A Trying Song

    Reaching above the tops of trees
    towards things other than they seem,
    my fingers meet burning light
    from a distant and risen sun;
    I notice nothing else besides
    the hollow toll...
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    Alright damnit, I looked through 10 pages and...

    Alright damnit, I looked through 10 pages and didn't see any Jeff Mangum (of Neutral Milk Hotel fame) material, so here I am filling that incredible void.

    Holland 1945

    The only girl I've ever...
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    A Student's Trouble

    Everywhere I turn there is a wall
    or maybe not
    just an endless expanse
    a salt flat
    crags zig-zagging in all directions
    towards a blank horizon
    a compass in my pocket
    dried out, and cracked...
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    Perfect prose = beginning of this book...

    I honestly think that the beginning of the War of the Worlds is the best prose I've yet encountered. It is just so gripping, cold, and hostile; it manages to set the tone to the absolute perfect...
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    I didn't quote the bit about what Arlene thought...

    I didn't quote the bit about what Arlene thought of the men, though. I liked that part as well, I just don't think you need to precede it with some 'telling' justification. I think Aunt's...
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    A fine memento mori, Aunt. You echoed the...

    A fine memento mori, Aunt. You echoed the sentiments of my favorite poem, Maud Muller, to great effect. I loved the tie in, it really pulled it all together.

    Only thing I have to criticize in...
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    Jonathan Swift Voltaire (Candide) Vonnegut...

    Jonathan Swift
    Voltaire (Candide)
    Vonnegut
    Mark Twain
    Flannery O'Connor (if you've ever experienced the Southern portion of the United States)
    Joseph Heller(Catch 22)

    All great satirists, and...
  14. Thread: A Crime Fable

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    Ughh, are you serious? Yes, you're right,...

    Ughh, are you serious?



    Yes, you're right, you have a kid that is napping. A kid napping, not a kidnapping. In my mind, the two expressions are completely different.

    I guess this is a...
  15. Thread: A Crime Fable

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    By the way, I like my 'santa clause...

    By the way, I like my 'santa clause impersonation' assertion, now that I think about it. Makes all sorts of logical sense.
  16. Thread: A Crime Fable

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    Kidnapping? Uh, fail? I ruled kidnapping out...

    Kidnapping? Uh, fail?

    I ruled kidnapping out when I read these two sentences:

    "Finally the shadow swept from the room and was gone. The boy awoke, none the wiser that any intruder was in his...
  17. Thread: A Crime Fable

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    Theft, wait, make that Identity theft! No? ...

    Theft, wait, make that Identity theft!

    No?

    Not taking shoes off at the front door!

    No?

    Disturbing an animal's nap!
  18. Thread: A Crime Fable

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    What? Uhhhhhh... small rumbling sound... cat...? ...

    What? Uhhhhhh... small rumbling sound... cat...?

    Anyways, as to the question: hell if I know.
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    Adjectives and adverbs, oh my! When I got to...

    Adjectives and adverbs, oh my!

    When I got to the end of the story, I reflected for a bit, and wondered why the first section existed. I must say, I liked the ending, but the beginning seems...
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    Hey ampoule, I read this a while ago (probably...

    Hey ampoule, I read this a while ago (probably around a month), and I really enjoyed it. I typed up a post with this nice critique and everything, and then when I went to post my internet explorer...
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    mortalterror: "For people who enjoy reading...

    mortalterror: "For people who enjoy reading symbolism into things which the authors never intended, you might get a kick out of this Freudian analysis of The Cat In the Hat."

    I don't enjoy...
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    If all that symbolism was mere accident, I'll go...

    If all that symbolism was mere accident, I'll go get a dull spoon and remove my manhood.
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    Oh man, you've got me in stitches from laughing....

    Oh man, you've got me in stitches from laughing.

    As much as 'Hills' and 'Old Man' have been analyzed, you're trying to tell me that Hemingway doesn't use symbolism? Are you joking?

    I could...
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    I havn't read any of his novels, but having read...

    I havn't read any of his novels, but having read The Old Man and the Sea and several short stories, I must say that Hemingway uses a lot of symbolism. Everything from objects, dialogue, to the...
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    Hey Aunty, good to see another story from you. ...

    Hey Aunty, good to see another story from you.

    I must be honest, though... I enjoyed this one less (as a read) than your others. It just didn't read as interestingly as your others have; just...
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