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Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr Male, 56, United States (10/21/2013 11:06:00 PM)

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Every poem should include text that carries an esoteric air for effect, interest....muse?...unusual, yes...but so long as it jives with the tone of the poem as a whole, I think it's creatively acceptable....Thanks for the read and feedback, Scotty ~FjR~

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  • Rookie - 627 Points Jefferson Carter (10/22/2013 2:03:00 PM) Post reply
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    I disagree with your comment about " esoteric" text, Frank. Unusual words might wake the reader up, but sometimes they kick him/her right out of the poem. " Who be" jerks this reader out onto the streets, where he b hangin wid his bros. Even esoteric words have connotations you need to be aware of. " Spew, " " collar blue, " a po-bro needs 2 b careful wid dem.

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