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Anne Elliot Female, 21, United States (12/25/2011 2:09:00 AM)

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HAHAHAHA you say 'Hmm. I thought you said the poem was gothic. Now you say it is surrealistic. Either way, I think it is pretentious.'
see what i mean you cant work a poem out for yourself you need terms and jargon and be told
and who said surrealism and gothic cant go together
see what i mean you just cant understand deans poem for its originality

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  • Gary Witt (12/25/2011 8:41:00 AM) Post reply

    Mr. Dean, you are the one who introduced the terms and jargon here. I merely pointed out some of the many reasons why I think the poem is not particularly good.

    I believe I understand the poem, having read it thoroughly and having given you a fairly long list of phrases from it that are trite. You certainly have the right to defend the work as surrealist but let's not forget that you are the one who is trying to find a pigeon hole for it.

    I'm not sure who your target audience is, but I believe the work should simply be dismissed as poorly written, meaningless, bloated, trite, and confused.

    -G

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