The Triggering Town: Lectures and Essays on Poetry and Writing - Statements of Faith Summary & Analysis

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Statements of Faith Summary and Analysis

Among all the techniques poets use to help themselves write better, Hugo argues that the most important asset that a poet has is how he thinks and what he believes about himself. Fear of failure and the pressure of success are two things poets handle badly. Hugo explains this is because these poets either feel badly about themselves because they can't write up to the standard they expect or they can't achieve a level they had achieved in the past.

Hugo explains that all poets can be divided into two different classes or groupings. He names these poets either Krebs poets or Snopes poets, depending on the way they feel about themselves. Krebs poets accept themselves as insiders. They know how things work. Poets of this type include Ezra Pound and e.e.cummings. Snopes poets, however...

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