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Erinn Broadus English 200 Question one: My definition of a poem is as follows: “a poem is an assembly of words, phrases and punctuation that attempts to display a meaning or idea from the writer. It does not have to be in any type of format but often rhymes or follows a rhythmic pattern. Poems are the abstract of literature.” When first looking at this piece I was reminded of the punctuation style of e.e. Cummings, or the lack there of. Although there is little to physically see and read, I think this poem is using simplicity to further accentuate its meaning. The piece isolates the word ‘one’ in loneliness and it’s the only word that hasn’t “fallen” in part, by the writing. This technique identifies the importance of the word to this particular poem. It repres- ents isolation and sadness and does so through the writing technique. This poem is saying a lot using a little, one can identify with the piece and relate to it, making it un- doubtedly a piece of poetry. Question two:
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Unformatted text preview: In class, you specified that our 55 word short story had to have a set-ting, conflict, more than one person, and a resolution. If I apply those requirements to the second attachment it would not identify itself as a short story. It doesn’t have char-acters unless you could the birds or rats, and the conflict doesn’t seem to be resolvable by rational means. Although it’s not conventional, I would classify “Warning to the Read-er” as a poem. I classify it as such because the point of this piece of literature is to por-tray a rather cynical message, and it does so through analyzation. Poems differ them-selves from short stories because of the different ways they can be interpreted, and “Warning to the Reader” leaves the reader in a slight state of confusion, with a desire to re-read for clarification. Also the writing style of the piece is geared toward more of a poem than short story. It is vague and without clear immediate meaning but descriptive in imagery....
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