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What Happened To My Snappy Title?

from a Salonreview of a red-band trailer for the upcoming Jennifer’s Body:

Being forced into a generic container might be the best thing that could happen to [Diablo] Cody‘s overly precious writing. As my college poetry teacher used to say, it’s always easier to write good sonnets than good free verse — and this particular sonnet has a naked high-school demon-cheerleader in it.

A few things:

  • A review of a trailer?
  • Once you can write a sonnet at all, it is easier to write a good sonnet than it is to write good free verse — because the form itself, when well-handled, does a lot of work for you.
  • For the same reason, I don’t think the best possible free verse poem of 140-or-so syllables could ever get as much done as a really good sonnet.
  • Who says poems have to do work?
  • Now I want to write a sonnet with a naked high-school demon-cheerleader in it.
  • But I have to work, so the sonnet has to wait.
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1 comment

1 MAS { 07.13.09 at 9:58 pm }

woot! I can comment from the touch with the new satellite connexion. Almost as enjoyable and time consuming as writing a sonnet.

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