Last Login: 01/15/2014 4:15 am
Ah, another 20 year old out to take over the world, so an attempt is made to intellectualize as much as possible. I've used that defense when much less experienced in life.
Now the amusing aspect I mentioned, Jargon is the weapon of those who do not have much to say but need to defend themselves and their fragilities. I have seen it haoppen with truly brilliant students and professors who have not yet figured out how to handle the students in questioon. I would recommend several more classes, would do you a world of good, since "deconstruction" of a poem is exactly (according to which particular critical method ... and oh yes, there are several out there (schools of thought are like grains of sand and opinions, and terms are often interchengable and reused), try to look at more than one web site in the future for your information) what that was or maybe you should look at your Beckett a bit closer when it comes to his views on deconstruction of all literature (including theatre) - or all life for that matter. It is quite intriguing what a man who routinely communicate at the highest levels of sophistication in 8languages has to say in the topic of writing. It appears at first glance in much of his prose and poetry to be mre absurd than your crocodiles, but unlike yours, further stucdy gives it sense and a profound meaning.
Reader-response does interpose reader impressions (that is one of the wonder things about writing and reading - the freedom of the mind to wander) and "breaking" scene or character is a writer's perogative when using metaphor, but when it destroys continuity completely and leaves a reader saying to themselves "why did they do that? It makes no sense and then there is absolutely no follow up or connection with any other part of the work" it is obviously just a "neat idea" or image inserted by a writer who believed it incredibly profound at the time and then failed to realize it's inappropriateness (I see this very often in class, and hve been guilty of it as well) for the rest of the image. By all means, break continuity, the standard sonnet does that indeed as a rule of form in the flinal two lines does so, but at least there is some relation to the what has already transpired in the piece which in your case ... is not even remotely the case.
Bottom line , The poem about the pretty young woman was good, the first and thrid stanzas came off meeaningless and the one about the lone cute boy was mediocre but held one fair image. I have already explained why and if you do not like this, then fine :) You don't have to like it. you've stated that opinion that you don't appreciate my opinion. Fine and diddle-ee-dee-dandy. I will think you are wrong and you will think I am and I have absolutely no problem with that nor do I think anything ill towards you. While sitting in my completely neutral corner I will ask a question: Do you understand this has never been personal?
It appears that this has become some form of attack in someone's eyes and that was never intended and in the follow up a presumtion, and a fairly disrespectful one, of lack of knowledge followed when dealing with the ways and means of the "critters" out there. Since I generally deal with work by young adults and have several colleagues, resources, and means to handle them in the appropriate ways, I believe I am entitled to my opinion. If I was a thirteen year-old who had never written a poem or bothered to read anything but video game instructions for their X-Box 360, I 'd be entitled to my opinion.
Get use to it if you believe you want to be a writer, in one year you will receive 90% rejections and maybe 10% acceptances no matter how good you are to start. If your reaction to that situation is anything like this, you will not last. Take that as a bit of friendly advice.
Now, I am done with this issue. I am almost 100% positive that you are one of those types who absolutely must have the last word re