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Ellipsis... the little dots.

I forgot where this conversation was being held, so I thought I would just throw it out there in a blog.
Technically, an ellipsis (...) is used to replace an omitted word or phrase (never at the end of a sentence or quotation).
Loved and I abuse it mightily. I use it to create an over indulgent... um... pause.
Grammatically it is a no... no, but it's my English and I'll "ellipsis" if I want to.
Now, none of the rest of you are allowed to abuse it.
Just Loved and I. We're special.

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to create a pause as well and yes I did abuse it in my last poem and I am not sorry :) I thought it added to the mystery and darkness. As you know, I am not exactly the grammar queen when it comes to poetry, however, my written papers for my psychology classes are flawless. Go figure.

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"Quoth said the Raven, NEVERMORE"

I've been abusing it for .........years. BTW I have been informed elsewhere that it's only proper to use 3 dots, never more. Screw that. ........................................................................................................stan

Is a period just an "ell"?

W. H. Snow

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firstly I must thank Wesley Snow sir....
for bringing us about
prominently
as dots two and three

I once wrote a poem on some guy
a married one who started taking fancy
'''A DOT FOR YOU... AND A DOT FOR ME ...THE THIRD DOT FOR YOU IS FREE....
HE USED DOTS TO CONVEY KISSES so many...

Then onwards I started using them freely
As expressions of love
The last few drops you know...

But one day Jess pointed it out to me
don't use ellipses
till then I did not know what an ellipse was....
I knew only about eclipses
he made me wiser as
always he did..................................------------------...........................

loved

Haha buggar off I been not saying lots since day dot. Lmao

JC x

("Always and Forever") - (Never lose a holy curiosity.-Albert Einstein)

i think it will be great when one writes a poem about competitors in the sports as a first person basis to show that he is gasping. My former teacher suggested it for my poem "The Race"..Can i do this , pleeease? not fair if only you and Loved are the only ones using that style..

Alid

and abuse.

W. H. Snow

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between Snow and Loved........

haven't you observed
the ellipses....

did u think both had a letter O .....

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