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Oct 28
Ms. Epifania Taylor (Oct 28 2019 1:13AM) : Poetry vs Prose more

The former Governor of New York Mario Cuomo once said, “you campaign in poetry, but you govern in prose.” What do you think he meant by this statement? Do you agree or disagree with Cuomo? How can this statement be relevant to relationships?

Create a 3-5 sentence response to the prompt above. Then respond to a classmate’s post and agree or disagree with your classmate’s position/interpretation.

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Oct 28
Master Soph Boysen (Oct 28 2019 1:51AM) : I agree more

I think Cuomo meant that the way people present themselves is lavish and extravagant. People make themselves better than they actually are. It makes the speaker more beautiful to bring about emotion. The second part of the quote means that once they have achieved the position they wanted, they let their true selves show. I agree with this quote. It relates to relationships because when you’re trying to attract someone, you act differently in a way that would make you seem more desirable.

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Oct 28
Ms. Epifania Taylor (Oct 28 2019 2:34AM) : Agree more

Beautifully said. I don’t think he meant it as a negative. I think he was just pointing out that people make promises, but those promises are hard to keep when faced with reality.

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Oct 28
student Yu hong Lin (Oct 28 2019 2:00AM) : Agree more

People get together because they see the good in others, but as time pass the bad become obvious so people will start to consider leaving. The reason is just as what Cuomo said, “you campaign in poetry, but you govern in prose.” I think in daily relationships prose should be used, however poetry should be used like a decoration in life.

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Oct 28
Master Soph Boysen (Oct 28 2019 5:55AM) : Noice more

I agree with you, especially when you said that you think poetry should be used as decorations in life.

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Hai Jin Shin (Oct 28 2019 2:00AM) : I agree that "you campaign in poetry, but you govern in prose." more

Before getting into the relationship, you pretend to be a nice person that fits your partner. However, you get tired of faking yourself when the relationship continues for a long period of time. You no longer puts your efforts to get another’s attention and love.

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Oct 28
Ye Eun Hong (Oct 28 2019 2:00AM) : I agree. more

You campaign in peotry means people use poetry in order to trick people by letting them feel as if everything will be in an ideal condition. And you govern in prose means that once a person gained the power, they will show the truth, which is more of a harsh condition. I agree because many politics use flowery words in order to get the position they want. However, once the are in the position, they will never fulfill what they promised but would give excuses for their unjust actions.

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Oct 28
max ong (Oct 28 2019 2:00AM) : I agree more

I agree with Mario Cuomo, That he said people often starts relationship with strong passion and good patient. The second part that I think he want to represent is when people reach the position that they want they will show how they are usually. Like in a relationship, when boy and girl they didn’t lived together, so every time they went out to see each other, they will dress up themselves well, but since when they live together, they won’t really care about it.

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Oct 28
Dr. James Kim (Oct 28 2019 2:20AM) : I agree with Cuomo that people often start a relationship with strong passion and affection, but when the relationship last long, the passion and affection weakens. more

The quote “You campaign in poetry, but you govern in prose” by Cuomo expresses the reality of romance relationships. Most relationships begin with fulfilling promises that are full with passion; however, they are never kept just like a prose in poetry.

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Oct 28
Ms. Epifania Taylor (Oct 28 2019 2:37AM) : Change isn't always bad. more

I think as things progress, they always change. Relationships don’t have to weaken. That change could be for the better. To strengthen iron, people heat it. Once it has cooled and gone through that tedious process, the final product is better off.

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Oct 28
Soo-Rim Seo (Oct 28 2019 2:57AM) : I agree with him more

Cumo means that before election, you boast your positives, but after election, you show your true characters. It is also true for relationship and love. When you are dating with someone, you pretend to be the greatest person in the world. However, after several years, you get used to them and begin to show your everything.

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Oct 28
Dr Jo Shua (Oct 28 2019 1:13PM) : I agree more

I think since the campaign is the language focused on beauty of words to bring about emotion and prose written language in form of ordinary speech, the governor probably meant that people like governor would campaign themselves with the languages like poetry; whereas, the people like governors would have to win the debates and control people through inspirational speech in the same time. In the relationship, on my opinion, we usually say bunch of good things about others to get closer; however, when we get closer enough, we would reveal our true thought – or original thought – about them.

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Oct 28
Olivia Larson (Oct 28 2019 11:34PM) : I agree that campaigning is poetry and governing is prose. more

I believe he meant that when you are putting yourself on display you attempt to make yourself look better than how you are in reality. Once you are secure in your position, you show the true you. I agree with Cuomo because I can see how this can be applied to real life situations such as relationships and politics. This can be relevant to relationships because while you are romancing your crush you may want to appear perfect. However, once you are dating the true quirks and sides of you come out.

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Nov 4
Esther Lee (Nov 04 2019 9:56PM) : I agree with Cuomo's statement. more

I think he is trying to say that politicians have to make people support themselves using beautiful and impressive promises and sometimes exaggerations if necessary to survive and maintain his position. After he gains popularity from people, he should try his best to be specific and responsible for what he promised in the past. If you campaign in prose and govern in poetry, you will end up being forgotten from society because people want a moderate but strong leader. It also relates to our personal relationships; you try to attract someone you like at the beginning, but you soon become satisfied with a current state of relationship and eventually turn to a person who is indifferent to take care of that relationship.

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Nov 5
Ms. Epifania Taylor (Nov 05 2019 12:17AM) : Modern Songs of Longing [Edited] more

Name a poem or song from modern times that expresses sorrow or other emotions about a parting. Why has this poem or song resonated with you?

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Nov 5
Peter Bae (Nov 05 2019 12:43AM) : See You Again more

The song commemorates an American actor Paul Walker who died from car accident.

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Nov 5
Master Soph Boysen (Nov 05 2019 12:46AM) : Panama [Edited] more

I’m pretty sure this song is about some people who died. The artist, Quinn XCII, is longing for his childhood memories with those who he’s lost. It resonates with me because it makes me think about the people I’ve lost, even though nobody in my life has died yet.

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Nov 5
Dr. James Kim (Nov 05 2019 12:50AM) : Too Good at Goodbyes more

This song is by Sam Smith about a relationship he had. In his interview he states that “it’s basically about getting good at getting dumped.”

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Nov 5
max ong (Nov 05 2019 12:51AM) : I fall apart more
This song is talking about Post Malone broke up with his girlfriend, and the song is talking about what situation he is in the relationship, and the lyrics is really sad but true.
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Nov 5
Jenny Chang (Nov 05 2019 12:52AM) : SAD! more

The song was about someone who was really depressed and having suicide thoughts of letting go his love.

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Nov 5
Hunter Kang (Nov 05 2019 12:53AM) : Every good girl goes to hell more

Billie Eilish’s song about separation from God. Resembles some of the saddest realities in the community.

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Esther Lee (Nov 05 2019 12:57AM) : Someone like you-Adele more

The song is about the woman who wishes the best for her ex-boyfriend and his rest of life with another lover. Even though she seems to forget her ex-boyfriend, she is still looking for someone similar to him.

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Olivia Larson (Nov 05 2019 1:01AM) : The song I thought of was Lost Without You by Freya Ridings. more

This song is discussing being separated by distance from someone you love and missing them. It resonated with me because it reminded me of long distance relationships.

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Nov 5
Dr Jo Shua (Nov 05 2019 1:01AM) : Dancing on my own more

This song is about a man who is watching his crush having a love affair in front of him.

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Soo-Rim Seo (Nov 05 2019 1:08AM) : Family Picture (Korean Song) more

This song is about a son regrets his wrongdoings and feels sorry for parents who have lived harsh life. I feel sad when I listen to this song because it reminds me of hardships of my parents.

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Nov 5
Ye Eun Hong (Nov 05 2019 4:51AM) : Spring day more

It is a song about a boy that longs for his friend and promises to go meet his friend when spring comes. This song resonated with me becauase it had a hopeful ending that he will go find his friend just after the winter is gone.

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Nov 5
student Yu hong Lin (Nov 05 2019 12:44AM) : Not about angles more

I remember this song because I watched the movie The fault of the star. The movie was about love and death between two cancer patient.

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