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Post June 22, 2010, 04:25:32 PM

The Name

Sort of how QUARKS were named.
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Post June 22, 2010, 04:27:30 PM

Exotic new particle

got the wrong title before

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Quarks named in a similar manner.

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Post June 22, 2010, 04:37:21 PM

This time

Some times just saying IT or writing IT relieves the angst.

I have a situation where I heard a very horrible story regarding some activity. I'm in the process of writing a short 1000 word story dedicated to the respondent of these peoples vicious actions.

catharsis is the word,no?

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Post July 05, 2010, 10:32:16 AM

The Name

I suppose it's good that a poem can be open enough to invoke such a diversity of opinions about it's underlying concept. Is it about a woman scorned - as one critique said, or about a tyrant who created a travisity against his own people?
There really wasn't enough information here for me to venture a guess, but it is interesting to see the responses. Perhaps good poetry holds up a mirror in front of the reader, so they can see themselves reflected in the lines.
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Post July 08, 2010, 11:31:24 PM

Names have power. I took from this the feeling that the protagonist feared to name the 'other' because that would draw their attention. The 'other' is clearly a horrible person, but whether they be an abusive husband, a rapist, a mage, or a tyrant is probably irrelevant. This piece to me is about the reluctance to name or acknowledge the existence of someone because it is too painful to do so.
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