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Casey Donnell Male, 23, United States (5/13/2010 11:18:00 PM)

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I am an English Major in University, I am a Sophomore. I think that you should use less punctuation; while it is good to have stops at some point poetry is not an essay. You will not get penalized for mechanics, when you use comma, after comma, after comma, to end lines it breaks the momentum you are building. Especially at the end when you are trying to convey urgency- read the poem out loud for every comma pause for `

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  • Rookie Casey Donnell (5/13/2010 11:22:00 PM) Post reply
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    sorry I accidentally hit enter. For every comma pause 1 second, every - 2 seconds, every; 3 seconds, every.4 seconds. Then consider whether the pause adds or detracts from the meaning of the line.
    Also, consider why you line break. Don't put a space between a set of lines just because do it so that it adds to the meaning of the poem.
    'Brevity is the soul of wit'~William Shakespeare

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