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#213058 - 10/31/13 02:33 PM Questions about today's word  
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Poetry should please by a fine excess and not by singularity. It should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost as a remembrance.

Does this mean..."Poetry should consist of "a small amount of frills" and not its uniqueness. and it should make the reader think that it came from him and make him think its from his memories."??

Another one...
Does this man in the cartoon strip mean this?

"I wish you a merry christmas, or at least one that we deserve, considering the circumstances?

#213063 - 10/31/13 06:13 PM Re: Questions about today's word [Re: momi1234]  
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the man in the cartoon is identified as Caspar Milquetoast: A timid, unassertive person; so the hesitancies and waffling in his speech are requisites of the "joke".

#213071 - 11/01/13 01:38 AM Re: Questions about today's word [Re: momi1234]  
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Originally Posted By: momi1234
Poetry should please by a fine excess and not by singularity. It should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost as a remembrance.

Does this mean..."Poetry should consist of "a small amount of frills" and not its uniqueness. and it should make the reader think that it came from him and make him think its from his memories."?


No, momi1234, poetry pleases by the exact phrasing of complex thoughts that are generally apparent to all of us but remain unspoken. In other words, through poems our precursor thoughts celebrate recognition.

What I've said above is true. But is it poetry? smile


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