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    How Poems Communicate


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    How Poems Communicate

    Post  Diasuken on Fri Feb 10, 2012 4:29 am

    I was thinking about the basic structure of how our poems communicate with each other and here's my thoughts:

    1. Poems should not attack each other. I agree on the idea of uncensored creativity but this is not a rap battle in 8-Mile. Poems should express the topic or illustration given. Poem battles are a battle of pathos that evokes the reader, not the combatants.

    2. Poems should be original. It's common sense. Of course, you can use allusions. But I think we can all agree that "roses are red and violets are blue" so we don't need to be told twice.

    3. Don't use poems to spite people. Poems are beautiful and are about feelings but don't write a poem just to piss someone off.

    4. No trolling. Guys, I love to troll but trolling will just cause bitch-fights.

    5. Collaboration. If there are times to where you can collaborate please do; if it's a solo battle then that means solo is french for WRITE IT YOURSELF!

    6. Poems should be different each time. Don't use the same poem twice, we have brains and I'm sure if you wrote a poem once you can do it again.

    I think those rules would cover most of the conflicting problems that would arise. Tell me if one idea is bad or if there should be more.

    By the wayskies, I just read this and it sounds a bit dickish. I'm trying to be funny with my statements a bit but I'm sorta bad at it so if I sound like a hardass I apologize. TROLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

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    Re: How Poems Communicate

    Post  Convalesce on Fri Feb 10, 2012 1:38 pm


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