aklsfnal (ny_counterpoint) wrote in innerstorms,

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Interesting perspectives on poetry

I'm working on an essay for my online English class, and I've decided to analyze Louise Gluck's poem "The School Children" for this assignment. I was trying to find some background information on Gluck and her poem, so I would have some facts to base my interpretation on, and I came across this site that tears apart a couple of her poems. I thought the essay writer made some good points, and kind of put into words a few of the rather odd feelings I had gotten when I read Gluck's work. I like how the essay talked about trying to stay away from cliche phrases in poetry, something that I try to do in my writing. I thought this might spark some discussion, since we usually don't have a lot to say when critiquing each other's writing here.
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