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July 3, 2013 - 15 went

I Kant Stand That Guy

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  • Darlene W.

    Nice pic Peter!

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  • Amanda

    lovin' the heady topper in the foreground!

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  • Brian H.

    Liquids and literature. Pure Green Mountain BWW.

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  • Darlene W.

    Adjectivity, Excessive When I was 17 years old (or maybe I was 18, I don't remember) My first college English teacher, (Who was English, so I guess she knew) Said that I use adjectives like Keats, yes, Keats, but she couldn't figure out how I was doing it. (But, she meant it as a good thing.) Or, maybe it was Wordsworth she invoked. I don't remember. (Why don't I remember? Probably because I had no clue what she was talking about.) So, when my BWW companions, complained about my excess of adjectives I kind of wanted to say, "Hey, get over it." However, I held back and did some research. Wordsworth, Laureate poet of Victoria, Queen, 1843, I note, was paid for his adject-ivity-and-rhymes, great honour, 100 pounds, and a butt of sack, that is, 126 gallons of wine, yearly. 126 gallons? (When I get my pay, if I ever get my pay, we'll fill up the 1/2 Lounge with it, and you, my friends, will deserve every drop.) Prompted further by these adjective/subjective complaints, I re-read Keats & Wordsworth and found that Keats' voice seems not a good fit for her comment. Wordsworth, on the other hand, may well be, and his voice comes to me just a bit thick, kind of cobwebby. Too many adjectives = cobwebs? Dust? Too much adject-ivity evokes cobwebs and dust? Ah. Dawn breaks. Perhaps you are correct and it is time to move on. Eliot, Thomas S. and Pound, Ezra point the way? Less choking, more Mythos. More clarity of voice. Hmmmm. Your thoughts? To me, adjectives are just part of language play. That's what Joe mentioned a couple of weeks ago, those words walking along together, best friends.

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