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Steven Ralph Steven Ralph Male, 44, United States (10/18/2013 9:11:00 PM)

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Big mistake thinking poetry is 'a genuine human emotion'. Poetry is about words and descriptions. Emotions generally bog a poem down. Try getting rid of the emotion and figure out a unique way to describe some life situation. The situation can be emotional, but the description of it should not be.

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  • Mike Acker (10/18/2013 9:47:00 PM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    Interesting point of view. I disagree though. Without the heart(genuine human emotion put in words) what you end up with is an intellectual exercise or put more bluntly intellectual masturbation. But, like you said, I am not an expert either.

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    • Steven Ralph (10/19/2013 9:07:00 PM) Post reply

      Mike, I'm waiting for my poem with " no feelings and only descriptions" It was due at 8: 00. We need to over this stuff. We're going to write a poem together. Remember?

    • Steven Ralph (10/18/2013 10:43:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      Semantics. You're trying to tell someone about how you feel instead of showing them. If you want to 'tell' then write it in an essay. (Having said that, the best essays use some (at least) poetic la ... more

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