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  1. Thread: acrostic

    by Caliode
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    acrostic

    Hair like a ravenís wing

    Eyes that sparkle and shine

    Life taken by the throat

    Energy that fizzes and crackles

    No quarter given or taken
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    One of the Circles of Hell

    If I had a hero it would be Charles Dickens
    Who wrote down what he saw
    which became something strange.

    An elegant and well dressed young woman
    walks across a room on impossible high heels ...
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    You Bastard, Cancer

    A man and a woman sit on chairs in a room.
    The woman has cancer and is going to die.
    The door opens and a doctor enters the room,
    Beside him is a nurse holding a sheaf of papers.

    The doctor...
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    It is 4.30 pm in London a Friday, yes It is...

    It is 4.30 pm in London a Friday, yes
    It is 1963 and I am hurrying to the cinema,
    To see The Servant by Joseph Losey.
    And I meet my girlfriend Dawn outside,
    And we go inside and hold hands,...
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    The Day Kennedy Died

    For all I know you are long ago dead
    And, yet, we shared moments this day
    That fifty years on fill my heart with tenderness.
    We were having a meal and you saw a paper
    And you said- "something's...
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    There are at least four different kinds of...

    There are at least four different kinds of meaning which the reader uses. Sometimes these operate at the same time in the reader's mind.. Generally these are best explained by discussing examples,...
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    Somewhere in another part of this thread I was...

    Somewhere in another part of this thread I was attacking the notion that the academic reader has skills different from the general reader, which would enable them to read in a different way or better...
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    Have you got the faintest idea about Romanticism?...

    Have you got the faintest idea about Romanticism? or was it simply a tag?
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    "Whoever comes into this world to trouble nothing...

    "Whoever comes into this world to trouble nothing merits neither respect nor patience". Rene Char ( French poet)
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    Criticism of any piece of writing should involve...

    Criticism of any piece of writing should involve a process of the intelligence. That force of intelligent thinking used in a strong and disinterested way has the power to create intelligence in...
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    D W Harding wrote as follows; "With people...

    D W Harding wrote as follows;

    "With people who assert that they know what they like, the one hope is to demonstrate to them is that in point of fact they don't, that according to standards they...
  12. Thread: Speed Reading

    by Caliode
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    The art of reading quickly is to absorb...

    The art of reading quickly is to absorb paragraphs rather than individual words. When I was younger I could read 1,000 words per minute without any problems whatsoever. Being rather aged, I have...
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    Everyone who ever reads a book operates a scale...

    Everyone who ever reads a book operates a scale of values. We all have some standard or other that we apply as to whether something is a good experience or not. I don't believe for one moment that...
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    I have no problems with anyone being interested...

    I have no problems with anyone being interested in creative writing - it simply does not happen to hold any attraction for me whatsoever. It has always appeared to me, in terms of Literature, to be...
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    Er, I have just expended a reasonable amount of...

    Er, I have just expended a reasonable amount of time on this thread in explaining my various points of view, and lo and behold in you wade with your size 10s, and simply manage to prove that not...
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    What I was trying and failing to do was to...

    What I was trying and failing to do was to reproduce I A Richards' method. I don't think with today's technology his experiment can be successfully carried out as it is all too easy to identify the...
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    "I am not a writer; nor am I a critique. I am a...

    "I am not a writer; nor am I a critique. I am a "reader" - and I believe a very good one as well - so I usually respond to what I am exposed to with the mind set of a "reader". I look at the grammar...
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    Here is a flavour of Richards: He begins with...

    Here is a flavour of Richards:

    He begins with the poem to be discussed. I shall not provide the author's name but no doubt you can find it out very easily.

    Softly in the dusk, a woman is...
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    Three different strands of thought - one of which...

    Three different strands of thought - one of which I offer as a possible subject for a thesis.

    There are in the UK, and I have no doubt in the States, as well, popular editions of the classics...
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    Critical comments

    Part of this site is used to provide a place where people can display their own work. It is made clear by the administrators that those who do so should expect other members to make comments on...
  21. Thread: Make me a Poem

    by Caliode
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    No. No No

    No. No No
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    As my presence obviously causes so much distress,...

    As my presence obviously causes so much distress, I shall take my leave of you. When I log in it says "Welcome". Obviously some are and some are not.

    Farewell.
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    It's to do with the little squib, which used...

    It's to do with the little squib, which used Caliodes', rather than Caliode's.
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    The two rules of criticism, which I always apply ...

    The two rules of criticism, which I always apply to any literary work are in the form of questions:

    1. Does it communicate?

    2. Does it have value?,

    The second is generally more...
  25. Thread: Dirty Laundry

    by Caliode
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    I suppose it's pointless to point out the irony...

    I suppose it's pointless to point out the irony between the thread development and the title?

    But it has made me chuckle.
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