Stephen Saturn wrote:Despite what some may think, I'm not some dry university don,
Oh well, I guess you're right. Anyhow, my university affiliation is in a completely different field (don't think we have any dons here anyway..), and my engagement in poetry entirely amateurish.
Stephen Saturn wrote:Perhaps, carried away by the thought of some literary corrospondence, I was naieve in my hopes for this great new medium.
I wish I hadn't started this thread - all you guys must think I'm a really pendantic snob. Far from it - I would really love to help people out with their homework, I've enjoyed doing so, I just feel some people have been a bit lazy in looking for their answers.
There's been some good stuff, with a lot more to come (I hope), and there's been some total crap. It has become clear to me that we are not a very big community, and that the base of uneducated but interested amateurs (such as, e.g., myself) by far outnumber the more educated ones (such as, e.g., yourself and Endymion).
Not sure exactly where I'm going with this.
Well, I guess I'm just saying that, if you have the time and skill and inclination to help people with their homework, for your own sake you should do it on a basis of your own maximum enjoyment, without expecting too much from the student. That way you'll never be disappointed, but sometimes positively surprised.
Well, that's just a bit of completely uncalled-for kitchen-sink philosophy. Vanilla version (watch out for revisions).