Poetics and Poetry Discussion
(4/8/2005 1:49:00 PM)
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(4/8/2005 1:34:00 PM)
By emoticons I assume you mean things like the Smilies that you put at the end of a message. I've never used them because to me they seem too restrictive. They seek to distill a facial expression or emotion into a compartmentalized two-dimensional figure. I don't think facial expressions or nuanced speech can be translated into non-verbal figures. We have literature and poetry to do that.
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