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    • POEM: Ashlee Your An Angel by Ashlee Kilbourn (1/29/2010 12:37:00 PM)

      Emotion, emotion, emotion. I love that in a poem. great job.

    • POEM: Pretty Girl by Ashlee Kilbourn (1/29/2010 12:32:00 PM)

      You had a lot in your mind when you wrote that, it's good to let it out. it was an amazing poem

    • POEM: Still I Rise by Maya Angelou (1/29/2010 2:25:00 AM)

      This is in response to William Rodenberg's comment.
      First of all this is a free verse style poem which means it does not need to have a particular structure. I'm guessing(since you made it look like you think you know about poetry) that you're aware that there are different styles of poems. Now about the imagery part that you said it lacks. What part of 'you may trod me to the very dirt- but still, like dust, i'll rise' is not imagery? , what part of 'just like the moons and like the suns- with the certainty of waves' is not imagery? . In fact there are more through out this poem and if you actually knew what imagery is you'll understand. I love this poem but that is not the reason why i'm saying all this but because i think is disrespectful to the author Maya Angelou a PULITZER PRIZE NOMINEE that you a guy who didn't even noticed that this poem was free verse to judge her like that saying it was 'bland and distasteful'. My man poetry does not need to be liked ny people because poetry is about writing whatever is on your mind in many DIFFERENT ways. Sonnets, Haikus, Acrostic, including free verse. I might not be an expert in poetry but i do a lot of poems so i know quite a few things about it. Now if you didn't like the poem, well too bad, but she didn't specifically do it for you. I think you're the one confused because this poem can relate to a lot of black people, she knew very well what she was talking about, the question is, DO YOU KNOW? go take some poetry lessons and African-American history then reread this poem so you can understand. Don't reflect your insecurities in other people. because seriously you're the one confused in life about poetry.