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Are You Superstitious?
Yea: 80%  80%  [ 4 ]
Nay: 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Not As Is: 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Abstain: 20%  20%  [ 1 ]
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:45 pm 
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Title: Superstitious
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This is for the voting "week" of February.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:24 pm 
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This was quite riveting. I kept expecting it to turn really sour, as if some information was being withheld or imagery being recontextualized because of who the narrator was, and was pleasantly surprised when it both did end up with a hint of blood to come as well as not being as grisly as I was expecting. Still, a haunting little piece.

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it seems like you're sticking with fairly strict sonnet form, so I have to ask: what's the intended scan on this line?
I put the orange leaf to my wound and clean.
because the only way I can read is in iambic pentameter is to treat "orange" as a single syllable, which isn't a thing I've ever really heard. is that the intention?

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:01 pm 
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razorborne wrote:
it seems like you're sticking with fairly strict sonnet form, so I have to ask: what's the intended scan on this line?
I put the orange leaf to my wound and clean.
because the only way I can read is in iambic pentameter is to treat "orange" as a single syllable, which isn't a thing I've ever really heard. is that the intention?

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Hmm. Maybe this is a regional dialect or something, but I usually pronounce "orange" as one syllable. "Orange Juice," for instance, is two syllables to me.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:40 pm 
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razorborne wrote:
it seems like you're sticking with fairly strict sonnet form, so I have to ask: what's the intended scan on this line?
I put the orange leaf to my wound and clean.
because the only way I can read is in iambic pentameter is to treat "orange" as a single syllable, which isn't a thing I've ever really heard. is that the intention?

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Hmm. Maybe this is a regional dialect or something, but I usually pronounce "orange" as one syllable. "Orange Juice," for instance, is two syllables to me.

weird, I've only ever heard it as rhyming with "door hinge" and if I try to do it as one syllable, the mess of consonants at the end makes me subconsciously insert a vowel anyway, but if that's how you pronounce it then it fits the meter, and I'm too much of a descriptivist to argue that the way you pronounce it is somehow "wrong", so as long as that's the intent I have no issue.

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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2019 8:22 pm 
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razorborne wrote:
weird, I've only ever heard it as rhyming with "door hinge" and if I try to do it as one syllable, the mess of consonants at the end makes me subconsciously insert a vowel anyway, but if that's how you pronounce it then it fits the meter, and I'm too much of a descriptivist to argue that the way you pronounce it is somehow "wrong", so as long as that's the intent I have no issue.

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English is a (C)(C)(C)V(C)(C)(C)(C) language. While I tend to pronounce <orange> with a schwa as the second syllable, even Wiktionary's pronunciation guide for my dialect (General American) gives one of two pronunciations where the second vowel is optional: /ˈɔɹ(ɪ)nd͡ʒ/


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