Charles Dickens

@suripunj (966)
New Delhi, India
February 17, 2017 1:42pm CST
If one has to understand how prose can be written in poetry he/she should read Dickens.I salute the soils where Dickens born. "Heaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears as they are rain upon the blinding dust overlaying our hard heart"
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@Plethos (10890)
• United States
17 Feb 17
i will admit, authors like dickens and the like, have always lost me.
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@Mike197602 (13911)
• United Kingdom
17 Feb 17
why?
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@Plethos (10890)
• United States
17 Feb 17
@Mike197602 - too "flowery" for me. people are surprised when i tell them i hate shakespeare, its as if i shot them in the head.
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@Mike197602 (13911)
• United Kingdom
17 Feb 17
@Plethos Each to their own I guess Dickens, to me, is not flowery at all...it's actually quite gritty although I suspect you're talking about the prose rather than the subject matter. Shakespeare is slightly different as to get the best from him you often need to do research on terminology and be able to accurately understand what you're reading. At first (around 7 or so) I didn't get it then as I became older I got to appreciate his genius. He was a very very intelligent man. Take out the olde worlde language and his stories have not dated in the slightest.
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@allknowing (69415)
• India
18 Feb 17
We had to read so much of his stuff while at school.
@Mike197602 (13911)
• United Kingdom
17 Feb 17
He wrote some good books. As a kid my parents had nice leather bound copies of all his books. I've read them all