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    Actually, it's a synthesis of Pater's...

    Actually, it's a synthesis of Pater's "Renaissance" and Huysman's work.
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    Five Points - Help!

    FIVE POINTS

    This concrete condo is not my home
    with its asphalt floors and five star rooms
    that are chilled by frost in winter.
    No leaf bursts forth from beneath the bud,
    nor grass-blade grows...
  3. Thread: Twilight

    by Countess
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    Stephanie Meyers? This is what I think of her: ...

    Stephanie Meyers? This is what I think of her:

    The next evening Phoenix and Byron caught the direct red eye to Los Angeles, with the intentions of spending the following day soporifically...
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    Thanks, everyone, for comments and suggestions. ...

    Thanks, everyone, for comments and suggestions. Apparently I'm the only one who attempted iambic pentameter - most wrote theirs in free verse. I used Shakespeare's sonnets as a guideline and found...
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    Thanks, Prince. You know your opinion means a...

    Thanks, Prince. You know your opinion means a great deal to me. I was wondering if I've been so corrupted by Joyce as to become incoherent myself (yes, Ulysses and Shakespeare at once, which is...
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    Sonnet, for Class, Please critique

    some in bed with virtue breed good deeds, (a)
    And those with lusty vice beget their shame (b)
    True loveís a double dealer , to both it heeds (a)
    And bends itís breaking will to new refrain, (b)...
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    I love this - it reminds me of another poem - a...

    I love this - it reminds me of another poem - a vague memory of another poem like it, but I can't remember. Anyhow, excellent work, PM! I *really* like this one, both the flow and content.
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    I got that - a metaphor. Many people think we...

    I got that - a metaphor. Many people think we are all Jesus - I believe theosophists hold this belief, as well as gnostics/dualists, etc.
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    Well my dear Prince, I certainly won't argue with...

    Well my dear Prince, I certainly won't argue with you. But try as I may every day I return to Walmart to work, my general disdain for this earth-plague returns. It is hard to watch people with no...
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    Cog - here are my notes - if you can call them...

    Cog - here are my notes - if you can call them that: (-:

    Apollo - Sun god who embodies the concept of kouros, or beardless youth (thus the god who is most closely associated with male beauty). ...
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    Virgil - I gave you Legos and you built a house. ...

    Virgil - I gave you Legos and you built a house. Gracias! Gracias!
    PM - thanks for the read. Yes, like you I don't come around here often - mostly because I'm busy as Satan at Christmastime,...
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    I can't believe nobody has commented, and my...

    I can't believe nobody has commented, and my friend told me it sucked! Have none of you the required intestinal fortitude to say "it sucks"?
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    I love both, but especially the first, since it...

    I love both, but especially the first, since it compares the divinity of Christ with the common filth of this planet, humanity.

    I am especially fond of people, as you can see. (-:
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    Does This Suck?

    I should title it that.

    You are
    An Apollonian delight to the eye,
    A divine revelation to man,

    Your hair
    A million honeyed velvet strands
    Foretelling days of Spring
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    Do I slit my wrists now or after it's all over? ...

    Do I slit my wrists now or after it's all over? Lovely poem but it is rather bleak. No hope?
  16. Suggestions / Criticisms / Where might I edit?

    Suggestions / Criticisms / Where might I edit?
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    I love it!

    I love it!
  18. Song of Cyberlove/in Song of Solomon Tradition

    A chat betwix my 20 year old Chilean lover and myself resolved into something like this. Edited for rhythm / flow only.
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    Lover: A peck upon your neckline first then on your chest plant a kiss.
    ...
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    Very pretty...

    Very pretty...
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    Sticky: Poll: Hello my beautiful man. Welcome to Litnet.!

    Hello my beautiful man. Welcome to Litnet.!
  21. I'm a Hegelian, so I see both sides of the fence...

    I'm a Hegelian, so I see both sides of the fence (possible/necessary). What I want to know is the psychology behind hating people with religious beliefs to the point of labeling them "mad". What...
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    Tales of the Dead

    Fantasmagoriana has a significant place in the history of English literature. In the summer of 1816 Lord Byron and John William Polidori were staying at the Villa Diodati by Lake Geneva and were...
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    I came; I saw; I died.

    I came; I saw; I died.
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    English major help

    For some stupid reason, I am struggling with my verb tenses in this paragraph. What I am trying to show is a progression in fashion choices that reflect character, ie

    While mortal, Phoenix hid...
  25. Thread: What is Truth

    by Countess
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    Truth has a plethora of meanings and it depends...

    Truth has a plethora of meanings and it depends on which one you are discussing (for instance): 1) Truth as corresponding to reality 2) truth as an individual's perception of the world 3) truth as an...
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