When Melodies Gather: Oral Art of the MahraMain MenuOverviewAcknowledgmentsBorn to be Digital?About the MahraHuman and Geographical ContextFind Your PoemTheory of ClassificationIndex of PoemsGlossary (please wait while the terms load)BibliographiesbibliographySamuel Liebhaber92edd610c0d14d00181bd949250cbe90dae08f10
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You have determined to compose a poem on a personal, emotional topic, not about an event or occasion. Poems of sentiment inevitably contain an other: someone who has provoked a strong emotional response on the part of the poet. Having chosen to delve into the emotional realm, you are faced with the next question: will that person be named or remain unnamed in your poem? In a society in which public expressions of desire for an other may lead to censure, whether the subject is named or not is an important determiner for how your poem will be composed and circulated.
Any potential scandal in your poem?
I’m going to play it safe; no names!
No worries; everyone is on board.
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