Saturday, January 5, 2008

Second Person - You, you, you...

I just finished a workshop regarding second person. We talked about its role and function in poems, particularly female narratives. We discussed how "you" can be used to bring us in or to push us away, the specific vs. the universal you, and the "you" can be used to persuade or seduce the reader. Pretty interesting stuff. I was reminded of reading "Girl" in the beginning of the year and how we looked at the same thing.

I will spend my afternoon reading for tomorrow and Monday and will avoid the open mike.

One thing Chris Lynch said this morning, which was great, was not to let your ideas sit and just go with it. I think this is so good advice for writing.

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