"Hey, so-and-so!Wow, this is pretty good for your age. I didn't really expect something like this from such a young writer!Since you are so young, I won't go into all the nitty-gritty parts of this review. I just want to let you know that there are some errors here and there! (I'm sure you can go over and find them yourself.)There are a few things that I didn't like, but I'm sure that you'll discover those soon enough! I don't really have that much to say, I'm just really impressed. Once again, this piece was brilliant for your age and you should really keep on writing.~Reviewer"
Instead, he said, Brother! I know your hunger.To this, the Wolf answered, Lo!
fortis wrote:Question:Often, people say things like "I'm new to poetry" or "this is my first real poem" or I somehow can divine that they don't have a lot of experience.Is it hurtful in the same way to say "this is really good for someone new to writing poems!" as it is to say "this is good for your age!"? I've assumed that it isn't in the past because while you can have any skill level at any age and age doesn't equal skill level, a beginner at something will almost always be not as good at something as a seasoned veteran. But still, would saying this hurt the writer?
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