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MISH-MASH-MUSH

BLABFLAB BLABBLOB POETS who can’t write clear, simple, unconvoluted prose carry their MUMBO-JUMBO-GUMBO HOJPOJ-GARBAJ-BARAJ TUNGDUNG into their poetry, especially their prose poetry. Examples of this plague of GRANDILOQUENT GOBBLEDEGOOK follow:

*** It is for this that they are appreciated.
       For this they are appreciated.
***They explored spiritual states of an extreme kind.
      They explored extreme spiritual states.
***She succeeded in winning our respect.
      She won our respect.
***He managed to uncover it.
      He uncovered it.
***It was the spear which he held.
      He held the spear.
***He argued for it in a forceful way.
       He argued for it forcefully.
***He did that in order to gain control of it.
       He did that to gain control of it.
He did that to control it.
***It was then that he grasped it.
       Then he grasped it.
***In an effort to avoid service,  he…
       To avoid service, he…
***He is engaged in an effort to avoid service.
       He is trying to avoid service.
He tries to avoid service.
***He managed to produce…
       He produced…
***He succeeded in winning our respect.
       He won our respect.
***It was that book which held the answer.
       That book held the answer.
***It was at that moment in time that he grasped it.
       At that moment he grasped it.
Then he grasped it.
***It is for this that they are appreciated.
       They are appreciated for this.
***Undercover political activity of the most blatant kind…
      The most blatant undercover political activity…
***The way in which he argued…
       How he argued…
***He did it for the purpose of gaining control of the system.
       He did it to gain control of the system.
***It has a resemblance to this.
       It resembles this.
***As a result of this, that happened.
      That happened because of this.
      This caused that.
***The tendency on the part of many people…
       The tendency by many people…
***It seemed that western civilization and its cultural ideals were 
spiritually bankrupt.
       Western civilization and its cultural ideals seemed spirituall bankrupt.
***He takes it for granted that…
       He grants that…
***To the extent that…
       As far as…
***Writing on the basis of attitudes that were essentially negative…      
Writing from negative attitudes…
***On the basis of…
      Based on…
***The way in which they did it…
       How they did it…
***They must establish an identity of their own.
       They must establish their own identity.
***From sources such as these…
      From these sources…
***It took on a life of its own.
       It took on its own life.

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