Santa Monica, California, USA
Hi Joe -- Well that's a good question. I've thought that most poetic and literary "rules" stemmed from definitions tacked on after the fact by people who couldn't do it in the first place. At the same time, it doesn't hurt to acknowledge that some formal considerations exist. One can use'm, ignore'em, or whatever, but that doesn't make them go away.
[This message has been edited by oceanvu2 (01-16-2008 09:59 PM).]