Five Common Mistakes That Novice Poets Make
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(04-30-2014, 09:48 PM)Caleb Murdock Wrote:  For a short while before I came here, I was posting on a forum in the UK. I was dismayed to see poem after poem getting nothing but praise, so I started to offer real critiques, which got more than a few people upset. Curiously, it was the poets who seemed to have the most talent who rejected all my suggestions.

A woman of 24 posted an I-love-you-madly type poem in which she said something like "nothing you say or do could make me stop loving you". The poem had good meter and rhyme, and it was clear and structured well, so I praised her for what was good. But then I commented that her feelings for her boyfriend might change if he dumped her or started dating her best friend. I then closed my critique on what I thought was a positive note by saying that with a little more life experience she would probably start writing really good poetry. Well, she got very offended by what I said, saying that her age had nothing to do with her ability, and she was writing what she "felt". The other forum members then came to her defense, piling on the usual praise. That was when I decided it was time to find another forum!
Yep, well, this is a biggy. Comment ON THE POETRY not the POET. You do not know when veracity-verse is posted so ALWAYS assume it is fiction. Treating it thus often pisses off the emos who WANT you to talk about them...gawd save us all.
Best,
tectak
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RE: Five Common Mistakes That Novice Poets Make - by just mercedes - 12-03-2014, 03:49 PM
RE: Five Common Mistakes That Novice Poets Make - by SaddestStates - 03-26-2015, 07:55 PM
RE: Five Common Mistakes That Novice Poets Make - by Raakim - 04-10-2016, 06:49 PM
RE: Five Common Mistakes That Novice Poets Make - by Raakim - 04-11-2016, 12:40 PM
RE: Five Common Mistakes That Novice Poets Make - by kevplunk - 07-25-2016, 05:49 PM
RE: Five Common Mistakes That Novice Poets Make - by Duke Doon - 07-31-2016, 05:47 AM
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RE: Five Common Mistakes That Novice Poets Make - by gracekent16 - 10-29-2015, 11:43 AM
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RE: Five Common Mistakes That Novice Poets Make - by rowens - 04-06-2013, 05:06 AM
RE: Five Common Mistakes That Novice Poets Make - by Castugi - 11-22-2016, 10:19 AM
RE: Five Common Mistakes That Novice Poets Make - by tectak - 04-30-2014, 10:04 PM



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