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    #11

    Re: I need help with 2 easy sentences

    You are right.
    I often write,
    When I'm home,
    A pome.

    Oftentimes,
    it rhymes.

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    #12

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    Who decides what is poetry?

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    #13

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Who decides what is poetry?
    That depends on the need, or the purpose of making a judgement one way or another. Usually, it's not necessary.
    A 'poem' with no aesthetic appeal isn't poetry, in my opinion. But others might have different criteria.

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    #14

    Re: I need help with 2 easy sentences

    I am certain that opinions vary.

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    #15

    Re: I need help with 2 easy sentences

    It's an interesting question. Certainly, if there is no difference between the two there is no point in having two categories of writing.

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    #16

    Re: I need help with 2 easy sentences

    The difference I was referring to is not that between poetry and prose, but between poetry and simply writing anything in short vertical lines with no punctuation.

    "Poetry is a form of literature that uses aesthetic and rhythmic qualities of language—such as phonaesthetics, sound symbolism, and metre—to evoke meanings in addition to, or in place of, the prosaic ostensible meaning." Wiki.

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    #17

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    Could someone with power please restore this thread to intelligibility? Thank you.

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    #18

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Who decides what is poetry?
    One dictionary defined poetry as the work of a poet, so I guess we should ask poets.

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    #19

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    Quote Originally Posted by probus View Post
    Could someone with power please restore this thread to intelligibility? Thank you.
    I'm afraid that's going to be impossible as the original post has had its content removed. I can't recover it.

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    #20

    Re: I need help with 2 easy sentences

    Well, thanks a lot for wasting our time, ledita.

    Thread closed.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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