Abandoned Armored Troopers by Peter Ong


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Post August 25, 2013, 06:38:29 PM

Abandoned Armored Troopers by Peter Ong

I am fascinated by the hybrid of prose and poetry!

Has there really been a thousand year old taboo of mixing them? I can't think of any other crisp examples of this format! (Not so short - lots of stories have poetry snips, but not the other way around, where the prose is the snip.)

I don't even know what to call the form!

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Post September 11, 2013, 07:19:25 PM

Re: Abandoned Armored Troopers by Peter Ong

While maybe not applicable to this case, epigraphs are occasionally used at the beginning of poems.

For instance, Ezra Pound used one at the beginning of "Sestina: Altaforte" to set the scene and let the reader know who was speaking:
http://homepages.wmich.edu/~cooneys/poems/Pound.altaf.html

I like "Abandoned Armored Troopers." Nice scene; desolate feeling.

John

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