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Peter Stavropoulos Peter Stavropoulos Male, 99, Australia (11/6/2013 2:32:00 PM)

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Hi Jefferson, I'm confused by part of your post. " Trying to define poetry is........ impossible." Then you proceed to define what poetry isn't. Thanks.

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  • Jefferson Carter (11/6/2013 5:49:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply Stage

    Peter, no I didn't. I didn't (and wouldn't attempt to) define poetry. I defined VERSE, a deliberately neutral and useful term. Have you ever heard the expression " prose-verse" to identify a " prose-poem" ? You haven't because prose and verse are opposites, NOT prose and poetry. Prose and verse are differentiated by form.

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    • Peter Stavropoulos (11/6/2013 7:07:00 PM) Post reply | Read 2 replies Stage

      Correct, you didn't attempt to define poetry, you said " Trying to define poetry is....... impossible" that's clear to me. Where I get confused is when you say - to paraphrase -" Poetry ... more

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