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"Poetaster [POE-uh-TASS-ter]: A petty or paltry poet; a writer of poor or trashy verse; a rhymester."
~Oxford English Dictionary

"One whose verse deserves contempt,
Yet always sees himself exempt.
For even as he crafts conceit,
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Oh Vanity, vainly unaware,
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These Variations-on sonnets by Shakespeare capture the real essence of his times

shakuntala
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Not for Duncan-if Duncan reads these poems knowing the type I put here then it is because he wants to so then dont disparage me or the author of the poems These Variations-on sonnets by Shakespeare capture the real essence of his times they are full of bawdy of sensuality of risque and down right good humor http://www.scribd.com/doc/33056309/Variations-on-sonnets-of-Shakespeare-erotic-poetry "preface Ah those sublime Chopin Variations on Mozart's 'Don Giovanni': those ecstatic Brahms...

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An Omniscient Moral Entity Cannot Create a Universe Containing Immorality

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popculturepooka

This topic can become mired in cross-purposes of vocabulary, so I will allot the first round for acceptance, definitions, clarifications, etc.Definition: An omniscient entity is one which lacks no knowledge of any information, whether necessary or contingent, for at least one point of its existence.I posit this so as to not definitionally exclude different versions of omniscience from the argument. Specifically, this definition is designed to not immediately rule out: anterograde omniscience; &l...

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Morality is Necessarily Subjective, but Non-Arbitrary

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wiploc

The first round is reserved for acceptance. To be clear, I use 'subjectivity' to mean 'concerning properties accessible only to first-person modalities of observation.' The qualification of 'non-arbitrary' says that there exist fixed and compelling reasons to call some behaviors decidedly and concretely immoral....

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