"use" = to write (a line of literary interest)

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sun Jul 5 15:35:49 UTC 2009

I'd forgotten how often I saw usage this in freshman writing. Now my memory
is unfortunately refreshed.

FWIW, I don't think I began to see it until the late '80s.

http://www.helium.com/items/1083059-war-is-kind-poetry :

there is a level of sarcasim, in which Stephen Crane uses throughtout the
poem. He uses, which is also a powerful statement. 'Mother whose heart hung
humble as a button On the bright splendid shroud of your son, Do not weep.
War is kind.'


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