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OK, this thread has the potential to drop like a stone, but never mind, eh. :cool:

Do you have a favourite poem? If so, what is it?

I think I could turn and live with animals, they are so placid and self-contained.
I stand and look at them long and long.
They do not sweat and whine about their condition,
They do not lie awake in the dark and weep for their sins,
They do not make me sick discussing their duty to God,
Not one is dissatisfied, not one is demented with the mania of owning things,
Not one kneels to another, nor to his kind that lived thousands of years ago
Not one is respectable or industrious over the whole earth.

Walt Whitman
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OK, this thread has the potential to drop like a stone, but never mind, eh. :cool:

Do you have a favourite poem? If so, what is it?
What makes a random jumble of sentences into a 'poem'?

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I don't know any poems. I've heared Andy Warhol was a good poet though.
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What makes a random jumble of sentences into a 'poem'?

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lets make one up!!!!!!!
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OK, this thread has the potential to drop like a stone, but never mind, eh. :cool:

Do you have a favourite poem? If so, what is it?
um i think i got a few spellings wrong but:
"Der Kaspar der war kerngesund/Ein dicker Bub und kugelrund/Er hatte backen rot und frisch/Die Suppe ass der Hübsch bei tisch/Doch einmal fing er an su schrein:/"Ich esse keine suppe! Nein!/Ich esse meine suppe nicht!/Nein, meine suppe ess' ich nicht!"
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(Original post by Ben.S.)
What makes a random jumble of sentences into a 'poem'?
An interesting philosophical question.

Perhaps not a question for this time of night, though.
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I don't know any poems. I've heared Andy Warhol was a good poet though.
He's a pop artist isn't he?

I like this one from Muhammad Ali:

"I am."
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He's a pop artist isn't he?

I like this one from Muhammad Ali:

"I am."
lol, how cheesy!
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He's a pop artist isn't he?

I like this one from Muhammad Ali:

"I am."
i thought that was a bible verse or something
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i give you an onion!!!!

(its a poem line -carolann duffy)
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(Original post by ZJuwelH)
He's a pop artist isn't he?

I like this one from Muhammad Ali:

"I am."
Yep sorry nobody seems to get my jokes. I should just stop
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I don't know any poems. I've heared Andy Warhol was a good poet though.
i think i get it - isn't he an artist?
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i think i get it - isn't he an artist?
Yeah he is a one of them modern type artists I think.
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Yeah he is a one of them modern type artists I think.
yea he did the cambell's soup cans over and over in different colours, and marylin monroe
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Yeah he is a one of them modern type artists I think.
pop art?
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i give you an onion!!!!

(its a poem line -carolann duffy)
I hate that woman.

My favourite is probably Dulce et decorum est, by Wilfred Owen
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I hate that woman.

My favourite is probably Dulce et decorum est, by Wilfred Owen
I like Anthem for Doomed Youth
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I like Anthem for Doomed Youth
yeh, thats quite good.

Its a shame that (for gcse, at least) in english we dont look at poems like that, because they are much better than any shakepeare or carol-anne duffy that they force down our necks.
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yeh, thats quite good.

Its a shame that (for gcse, at least) in english we dont look at poems like that, because they are much better than any shakepeare or carol-anne duffy that they force down our necks.
i did carol ann duffy for AS and i'm doin war poets etc for A2
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yeh, thats quite good.

Its a shame that (for gcse, at least) in english we dont look at poems like that, because they are much better than any shakepeare or carol-anne duffy that they force down our necks.
really?

we did loads of owen etc for gcse.
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