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Really the only way I can sum up last month's study on poetry
is to share a few statistical facts that popped out at me.
You see, I'm curious how poetry is seen by the average Joe
and to figure it out, I let my quantitative self go.
Here's what I know:
Only twenty-four percent of the posts were smiley happy.
Does that mean people don't like when I write silly-sappy?
Nineteen percent wrote on a subject that made me feel sad.
Still, without them, my stats would skew, making me less glad.
I find the identity of these poets more than slightly mysterious.
We all write from experience and to let emotions flow.
We all write to let the deepest thoughts inside us go.
Though, with that fact, I expect someone right now would chime,
"Hey! You only studied less than 2% of NaPoWriMo participants.
If you pretend like these are facts, I'll be a real pissy-pants."
Sorry folks, I was just waiting until the rhyme's end,
to admit a proper study requires a flock of data to tend.
Still, it's fun to wonder if this data is close to the truth
and hope someday to produce some that's a bit more sleuth.
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