#6
Quote by NGD1313
6.5/10

ezra pound did it better.


Quite arbitrary grading there. By the way, you will have to link me to the piece by Ezra Pound you are referring to.
#8
Quote by NGD1313
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_a_Station_of_the_Metro

also, you're right, my mistake.

8.8/10

I thought you were referring to a piece by Pound that was also about a critic, so I was actually interested to read. I have read this poem before, but don't really see how the poem is related to this one. Pound focuses mainly on images, and the economic use of language to describe a scene and to make contrasts of perception. This poem is meant to be satirical. The only similarity between the two is that they are both very short.

I still don't understand the difference between a 6.5 and an 8.8/10 is, and what is the intrinsic difference between the two
#9
Quote by Bleed Away
I thought you were referring to a piece by Pound that was also about a critic, so I was actually interested to read. I have read this poem before, but don't really see how the poem is related to this one. Pound focuses mainly on images, and the economic use of language to describe a scene and to make contrasts of perception. This poem is meant to be satirical. The only similarity between the two is that they are both very short.

I still don't understand the difference between a 6.5 and an 8.8/10 is, and what is the intrinsic difference between the two


i understand the differences, but they're both minimalist pieces. i find pound's far more engaging because he wrote a poem and not a punchline. the rating is arbitrary because this isn't something that can be critiqued.
#10
Quote by NGD1313
i understand the differences, but they're both minimalist pieces. i find pound's far more engaging because he wrote a poem and not a punchline. the rating is arbitrary because this isn't something that can be critiqued.


Fair enough, I guess it reads more like a punchline because it was meant to be satire.
Thanks for reading at any rate.