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  •  Exactly. (7+ / 0-)

    See: Joseph Conrad's using the phrases"the hollow sham" and "hollow at the core" and Kipling's references to "broken men" which inspired TS Eliot's haunting poem "The Hollow Men."

    Eliot quoted Conrad in the poem's epigraph: Mistah Kurtz--he dead, referring to  the "hollow at the core" character in Heart of Darkness.

    There is no plagiarism here. There is only inspiration. Eliot read the novella, looked around the world he lived in, and write one of the most masterful poems in the English language.

    What you did, Twigg, I see as similar.

    © grover

    So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

    by grover on Sun May 12, 2013 at 09:03:25 AM PDT

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    •  Similar to Conrad and Elliot, huh? (3+ / 0-)

      I'll take it :)

      I do agree. Really my point was that somewhere between my writing, and wholesale copying and pasting, there is a line.

      The closer one gets to the line, the harder it can be to see where it is, and there is a large component of "intent" in there too.

      I hope that the quality of debate will improve,
      but I fear we will remain Democrats.

      Who is twigg?

      by twigg on Sun May 12, 2013 at 09:17:38 AM PDT

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