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bosun

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THe following is about what a short story is and I am not sure what the sentence means. can you please explain? Thanks in advance

1. Just as in a poem, the bare words themselves are never complete meaning.??

2. They interact with each other. Their sounds do things??.

3. The poem tries to create a piece of truth, an insight into being human and the form is so tight, so sparse that we can argue over exact meaning long into night.??

( all of the sentences above are connected in a paragraph)
 

bosun

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Could you just re-check you have copied it exactly. The sentences do not make sense.

I checked the textbook again and there is no mistake in the sentence.
 

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Just as in a poem, the bare words themselves are never complete meanings. They interact with each other. Their sounds do things. The poem tries to create a piece of truth, an insight into being human, and the form is so tight, so sparse that we can argue over exact meaning long into night.



Words are not discrete and separate - they interact, and their sounds create effects. Poems attempt to provide insight into what it means to be human, and the way in which this is done in a poem is so refined that the exact meaning of the poem can be argued about for a long time.
 
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