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Punctuation Do We Need It

June 4, 2013
By ramfthomas4 PLATINUM, South Bend, Indiana
ramfthomas4 PLATINUM, South Bend, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
“If the present world go astray, the cause is in you, in you it is to be sought.”
― Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy


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$without ]it\


The author's comments:
anyone else have trouble with punctuation?

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Mckay ELITE said...
on Oct. 15 2013 at 6:08 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

It does. Very cool assignment. 

on Oct. 15 2013 at 9:57 am
ramfthomas4 PLATINUM, South Bend, Indiana
26 articles 1 photo 98 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If the present world go astray, the cause is in you, in you it is to be sought.”
― Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy

well, i wrote this after realizing i was relying too much on exclaimation points.  i actually wrote this for an assignment about e.e. cummings. thank you. i'm not sure why teenink did this, but it has really weird spacing.  it does that to a lot of my poetry...   

Mckay ELITE said...
on Oct. 14 2013 at 6:16 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

I can't say that I do have that much trouble with punctuation. Nonetheless, sometimes in my poetry I choose not to use punctuation. Not for a statement as some people may think, but rather, because I choose to do so. I see in this poem a lot of similarities to e.e. cummings. At times, it did seem hard to read and understand. But the thought and its theme to me are relatable. And it was humorous. Nicely done. 


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