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Michael Shepherd Male, 85, United Kingdom (10/15/2005 6:57:00 PM)

Several of you here are teachers of poetry or literature.
A 15-year-old says he likes a certain poem.
Do you ask him 'What exactly do you like about this poem? '...?
No - it's 'You're not reading THAT poem in MY house, son...'
I pity your own children if that's the way you behave at home.
Or in class.

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  • Rookie Herbert Nehrlich1 (10/15/2005 7:38:00 PM) Post reply
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    Michael I do appreciate the combative streak in you, especially when you are right.
    I also think that some of the dismissive attitude displayed by various people in all walks of life stems from a deeply-felt insecurity about one's own abilities perhaps.
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