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Poetry has done enough when it charms, but prose must also convince
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"Poetry has done enough when it charms, but prose must also convince"

- H. L. Mencken

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This quote by H. L. Mencken speaks to the power of language and the value of both poetry and prose. Mencken suggests that poetry has the power to appeal and mesmerize its audience, however that prose must also be able to persuade and persuade. He suggests that poetry can be used to stimulate emotion and create a sense of charm, however that prose should be used to make a rational argument and offer evidence to support a viewpoint. Mencken's quote highlights the value of both poetry and prose in interaction, and suggests that both are needed for efficient interaction. He stresses the need for both kinds of language to be utilized in order to efficiently convey a message and make an impact.

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H. L. Mencken This quote is written / told by H. L. Mencken between September 12, 1880 and January 29, 1956. He was a famous Writer from USA. The author also have 123 other quotes.

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