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A Poem Without Italics

Rating: 5.0
A poem incapable of italics
is simply pathetic
- Jackrudin






a poem in which
even when necessary
you can’t
use italics
whether through ignorance
or through plain disabled
or through a technicality
is a sad poem



(damn! three words in all so far
in this poem
and a fabricated quote
and a whole line
that I wanted in italics
after the parenthesis
have all been disabled!)
is italics some form of profanity?
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COMMENTS
Patti Masterman 14 October 2009
I know, I know! I can't tell you how frustrated I become. Italics are both curse word and exclamation point, and without the use of it when you need it; it's like not being able to shout or whisper at the correct time, to save somebody's life..just sad, really.
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Raj Arumugam 15 August 2009
Dear Almedia I wrote this poem as this site does not allow us to use italics. Italics can be useful, as you know, for emphasis, indicating conversation, etc...Italics also contribute to a neater presentation. A poem can certainly communicate without italics, but given the media, it's a complete waste that we are unable to use italics.
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Rm. Shanmugam Chettiar 05 January 2009
sarcastically the wanting was brought about. may you reed mine 'the concept of the soul'?
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Vinod Kumar 05 January 2009
Very nce creation such a wonderful grace I found in it, Thanks for sharing Raj.
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