Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Colloquial style II

Jonathan continues from what I linked to on my previous post with this title:

"There are two equal and opposite fallacies. One is that the colloquial direct style is and should be the ideal for all poetic writing. That you should never write anything that couldn't be said. The other fallacy is that poetic language needs to mark its distance, be its own separate language."

Highly recommended!

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