Curse in Poetry

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I don’t curse in my own poems and don't like reading it in other poems. In other poems, I may give an exception.

Curses in poetry take away from the poem. I skip over it. They feel like something extra. It's unnecessary. I don't like it but there are exceptions to that. If there is a reason for it and I can't see the poem without it then the cursing is okay.

It sometimes works in spoken word. Curses have to be used sparsely. More than three is too much. Curses may give raw emotion or add emphasis the poem needs to show emotion. There are pieces where cursing fit the author's voice.

Comment: What do you think about cursing in poetry?

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