More on Exclamation Points, Emotion and Power in Poetry

If you read my last post, you know that I asked if you could use exclamation points in poetry. Today, I read a poem by the well respected poet, Dean Young, that had an exclamation point! There is emotion and power out there.

Does this mean all the rules exist to be broken?

Read Dean Young's poem, Crash Test Dummies of an Imperfect God, here: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/poem/242822

Have you ever used exclamation points in your poetry?
Whst do you think of Young's use of an exclamation in this poem?

1 comment:

Brian Miller said...

I think it is dictated by what you are doing in the piece...for some it will work, others it will not.