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Anxious gatekeeping

Analogous to nervous cluelessness is something we might call “anxious gatekeeping.”   This is desire to police the borders of poetry, or of...

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Style

You shouldn't write about everything in the same style. The material you are dealing with should impress itself upon your writing. It shouldn't be too heavy for something lighter, or too light for something heavy. It has to be modulated for register (formality / informality) and tone. This implies that you will have more than one stylistic trick.

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