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Guy Drori Guy Drori Israel (6/10/2013 6:10:00 AM)

when you write, every words counts.
WORDS, FORMAT and PUNCTUATION are the three basic things you should bare in mind when writing.
the words, format and punctuation set the tone and mood of your poem.
in order for you poem to be written just the way you want others to read it, it must meet those three things (purposely not using punctuation also sets a certain tone.)
there are endless tones a poem can have, and setting yours on the EXACT one may take a while, but believe me- it will be a complete master work if you dedicate the time.

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  • Sj Holland (6/28/2013 10:03:00 PM) Post reply

    I agree, especially with punctuation. Commas and periods lead your readers to slow down for a pause, and to stop for quick reflection. The meaning of your verse can be lost on the reader without punctuation, especially with abstruse verse. Why?Because he has to decide where to pause, if at all, and where to stop, before continuing. She may decide to do this in all the wrong places, and the verse may sound like a confusing jumble of random words. Often to feel the impact of the meaning, the reader has to be guided. Punctuation serves this purpose.

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