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#27574 - 04/30/01 12:40 PM Re: Altar Poems
tsuwm Offline
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on the other hand, if a poem has been shaped to represent its subject, it has in all probability been altered.{smile}


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#27575 - 04/30/01 09:15 PM Altered Poems
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My tree poem "Photo Sin Thesis" had to be trimmed a bit, no doubt!


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#27576 - 05/01/01 03:49 PM Re: Altar Poems
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I clicked on belligerentyouth's link to the teen poem, but both times my Internet froze up. Did anyone else have this problem??


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#27577 - 05/01/01 03:54 PM Re: Altar Poems
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I clicked on belligerentyouth's link to the teen poem, but both times my Internet froze up. Did anyone else have this problem??


no problem here. lemme guess... AOL?


there are pop-ups on that site... perhaps you have a personal firewall running?



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#27578 - 05/03/01 12:55 PM Re: Altar Poems
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I wasn't on my own computer... Oh, well. Just curious.


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#27579 - 05/04/01 12:33 AM Re: Altar Poems
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As Addisonian was an AWAD not so long ago, here is an article from the Spectator by Addison on these poems, the earliest known examples of which are by the Greek poet Simmias of Rhodes and date back to 324 BC. Addison didn't think much of them, by the way.

http://harvest.rutgers.edu/projects/spectator/text/may1711/no58.html



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#27580 - 05/04/01 09:08 AM Re: Altar Poems
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Oh! The article mentions one of our own!!
"The Sheperd's Pipe may be said to be full of Musick, for it is composed of nine different Kinds of Verses, which by their several Lengths resemble the nine Stops of the old musical Instrument, [that [2] ] is likewise the Subject of the Poem. [3]"

Coo-ool!


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