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poetry

Cynical Definitions

n. A lyrical, literary style calculated to annoy and offend everyone except the poet.

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Cynical Quotations

In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. But in poetry, it's the exact opposite.

— Paul Dirac

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