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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Beautiful Woman

By Obiwu

She is like a picture
She looks good on paper.

17 comments:

  1. Jasmine L. WilliamsOctober 13, 2009 at 2:08 PM

    This poem is short but expresses a great deal in two lines. My understanding of the poem is that the lady is only beautiful because she only looks good on paper. The style of writing shows a certain type mystery because the writer knows what he means by those two lines but leaves the reader to figure out the true meaning. The idea was nice but there could be a better flow. In my opinion, you can tell that a man has written this poem. In order to be a beautiful woman, you have to look good on paper. Overall the poem is nice but you should expand on it.

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  2. Morgan Carson-QuinnOctober 13, 2009 at 9:05 PM

    I agree with Jasmine, this poem is short, but maybe its supposed to be and not meant to be more. I think he did that on purpose to leave the reader wondering about what he means. In my opinion I think the woman is beautiful because of the qualities she may possess. She looks good on paper, her qualities on paper make her fit for any job or make any man want her if they only got to know her by reading about her. Her qualities make her beautiful and she might not be that good looking in person. I think the style of the poem is good because is does leave you thinking. I also think the language of the poem was meant to be simple and thats why it makes it a good poem.

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  3. This was a very good poem because it made me think.In one instance the writer could mean the young lady is photogenic. In the other hand he could me that she is easy to discribe on paper.If that is what he ment, then he could have also been discribeing her personality.It is good that it is short because it give the writer something to think about and if it was longer it would have taken away from the poem.

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  4. Timothy Lee Heard Jr.
    I feel as if this poem is speaking about someone specific. Its very short but it is comparing the beautiful woman to a picture. I feel that something on a piece of paper does not all was look good so describing what kind of picture it is, would make the poem make a little more sense to me. Someone can look good on paper, but not always be beautiful. I really understand the poem but I feel that there was some things that could have been better about it.

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  5. I think the poem is very short but has alot of meaning to it. This is a poem where that so much inferences can be made from it. A woman can in some shape or form can understand of what point you was trying to make about the feminist persona or character. It can be worked on better so that others who may read this poem may be able to take more from it.

    ~Kenny Williams~

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  6. Dedric Coleman aka DCOctober 14, 2009 at 1:55 PM

    I think that there could have been more to read first off. I get the concept that this is a short poem. "She is like a picture, she looks good on paper" The meaning of this is that, this woman is very beautiful an even as a picture ,which is paper, she is very attractive. So in other words she's photogenic. It's hard to tell the style of the writer with so little literature but from what is given I can tell the poet is a poet indeed, as well as likes to use metaphors. I believe that this was written by a man because it was about a woman's beauty. I also can conclude that this man is a very deep thinker an gave a great effort, with just these two lines. I actually had to sit back and think of how to critique just these two lines but I think that I did a good job so comment on my comment I'm interested in others views.

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  7. Though it was the shortest peom I have ever read it was one of the best. A great poem to me brings different ideas and images to my head and A beautiful woman poem did exactly that. When comparing anything to a picture, vivid images come to mind. He didnt say the woman was like a pretty picture or that she was like an ugly picture. Different people have different perspectives on things, so he didnt go into detail about the picture. Because to some ugly can be beautiful. The second line somes it up. Ideas can be expressed in many ways. His idea of beautiful was "good" so he said she looks good on paper. He kept it simple, giving the reader their own idea of beautiful on paper.

    by:Joel Ulmer

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  8. I would say that this poem is just right. The reason I say that is because poetry has no limitation of words it's about how you feel at the moment. With poetry you have to sometimes think outside the box. When he said, "She is like a picture," it could mean she is beautiful and worth a thousand words because we all know the expression that people say about pictures. Then when he says, "She looks good on paper," that could mean her features are incredible even on paper. Meaning she could be smart, sexy, loving, well-educated, etc....I like it Obiwu.

    - Albertine Bright

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  9. the poem reminds me of all the beautiful women that i know, although the poem is short it is sweet and to the point if a woman can look good on paper that means she is very photogentic and attractive for people to look at.

    Malik Moss

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  10. Beatiful Woman
    To me the poem expressed how someone can be attractive,not only physically but also professionally. Meaning that she is as succesful as she is pretty.In the same breath the poem can mean many other things and aspects, it could mean that she looks great on papers but in reailty she still has some growning as a person to do.

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  11. I liked and I disliked this poem for some reasons. I liked the poem because it was short and sweet and poetry has no limitations. I disliked it because I didn't like the metaphor that was used for her beauty. I believe that it could have been a little longer for my liking because her beauty could have been expressed in better ways. Over all this poem was just okay for me.

    -Khristian Woods

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  12. Beautiful woman speaks to me as if its directed to me. There are woman who look good only on paper and and could confuse the average mind of thats the ideal woman, when in reality she is nothing like her pictures. This is the example of myself, I look like the beautiful young woman that I am, who has the sparkle in her eyes and seems to have every detail well put together, where in real life I'm nothing more than fallen pieces trying to stay calm, collected and scripted to the life that I'm suppose to lead.

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  13. This poem was good because it meant so much in so little usage of words.It explains a womans Persona and how beautiful she is or can be.The statement she looks good on paper can mean a lot of things also she may have a picture on paper or she may be getting described on paper either way it keeps you thinking....

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  14. I never thought that two lines make could up for a poem yet, I believe that it does not matter about the length of the poem but whether the reader is able to interpret and understand it fully. The first thing that came to my mind when I read the first line of the poem, "She is like a picture," is that a picture is worth a thousand words. If "she" is like a picture, then obviously there are many things you can say about this female. The second line, "She looks good on paper," enables me to assume that the thousand words would be positive and speak about the woman's features, beauty, maybe even her hair (if provided in the picture). Though this poem is short, there are many things that can be said about it. "A picture is worth a thousand words," and it turns out a poem as short and similar to this one could be worth just as much.

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  15. Terrance Sanders said...

    I think that the short poem beautiful woman was composed with two short sentence's to allow the reader to use their imagination, wandering and have time to comprehend the author's writing style. Obiwu the author made it apparent that he was insinuating the beautiful woman was a sketched photo of a woman who's name,nationality,and age was left out of the poem deliberately. I believe the author wanted to see if the reader was knowledgeable enough to read between two lines and critique a poem that will have all readers seeing it like seven blind men, who all saw an elephant. lol

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  16. Even though the poem is short it is one of those poems that have more than one meaning to it. The picture could represent the story of the womans life. It could be a dark and scary picture because she crazy or it could be a nice picture because its the woman of your dreams. Who knows?

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  17. Anthony Lockhart
    Even though the poem is short it is one of those poems that have more than one meaning to it. The picture could represent the womans life story. It could be a dark and scary picture because she crazy or it could be a nice and calm picture because she it the perfect woman. Who know?

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