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Only Words to Play With

Author(s)

Jeremy Colangelo

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My poem is structured as a set of overlapping monologues made by (initially) five distinct voices, each of whose speech is uniquely arranged, but whose diction overlaps. As all the voices wish to dominate the others, they attempt to control the conversation by re-telling stories in different contexts, employing neologism and portmanteau, and by mis-reading each other’s words so as to command the conversation. The poem dramatizes this power struggle through its language – showing only what the figures say, and revealing the actions which lie behind the words only by implication.
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  • Length: 138
  • Categories: CA

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