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Jefferson Carter Jefferson Carter Male, 91, United States (7/18/2013 10:45:00 AM)

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A, thou? Thee?'gainst?Thee wide? what is this, the 19th-century? Jezus, please stop writing and immerse yourself in some good contemporary poetry. Reviving bad 19th-century amateur verse is no favor to anyone! Good poetry should be your goal, not ego-stroking.

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  • Lamont Palmer (7/18/2013 3:26:00 PM) Post reply

    It is puzzling why someone would want to use such old English terms in their work. There are plenty of contemporary formalists (or near formalists) to look to, if one likes a little meter. -LP

  • S. A. S. (7/18/2013 12:30:00 PM) Post reply

    I think the thee and thou was a snow job.

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