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Re: poem ... Pristine Mates of Sistine Paints Toph

Posted by Atticus on December 11, 2004, at 0:01:34

In reply to Re: poem ... Pristine Mates of Sistine Paints, posted by Toph on December 10, 2004, at 22:31:54

Ahh, not so fast, boyo. It's the woolen "scarf" that "catches" the snowflakes (singular subject + singular verb form = agreement). The "wistful crytals" and "polar sobs" are piled-up descriptions of the snowflakes themselves, and the sentence with scarf begins halfway through the line and then bends around to the next one. On the other hand, I do deliberately bend and break grammatical rules all the time for effect in poems. Goes with the territory. It's one of the reasons why I like it. Atticus the Unruly




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