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Review by EstelleNoire
Rated: 18+ | (4.5)
I really have enjoyed reading all of your works thus far. Your portfolio is well written, though I still don't quite like "Haunted" or "Martyr." Your stanzaic works seem to be your strong suit, especially the four line, four stanza poems. Overall, you present a haunting collection of works that is memorable, something you should most certainly be proud of.


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Review of Tormented  
Review by EstelleNoire
Rated: E | (4.5)
It's an interesting concept to view silence as violence, but in many respects it's true. If you say nothing at all, that's still saying something. Taking no side, is still a side. There's no feasible way to not have an opinion on a matter, because doing nothing is still something.


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Review of The Eulogy of Us  
Review by EstelleNoire
Rated: E | (5.0)
This is gorgeous. Really, truly beautiful. This might be my favourite work of yours now!


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Review of Martyr  
Review by EstelleNoire
Rated: 18+ | (2.0)
I really want to love this poem, but the "mouth agape" line kept coming back to me as I read on. A lot of your works rely on realism, even at your most gory, there's still rather realistic threads. I'm not suggesting you ever watch what happened when someone's burnt, but rather you might read up on this. There's screams for sure, at the very beginning, but within a few seconds, the mouth generally shuts as the person's epidermis is melted off, killing any pain receptors. Teeth generally stay in tact too.

Style is on point. As always, I love your gothic works. I'm probably not the best to review this specific work, just because what I've loved about your works is their keeping a metaphorical reality. That isn't what this work gives, so I don't like it quite as much.
Still! Keep writing, because I do love your work.


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Review of Part of Me  
Review by EstelleNoire
Rated: E | (4.0)
This! I like your gothic styled telling of a modern romance lost. It's interesting to see nouns like "movies" brought into such a traditionally stylized poem, but you've done it quite masterfully. My only issue with this work is how you sometimes keep up a rhyme scheme, but then drop it at any line, which can throw off a reader (as it did me). Otherwise, a good poem. Elephant memory is plain as day in this work.


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Review of Haunted  
Review by EstelleNoire
Rated: ASR | (3.0)
I'm not sure if you meant for it to be such a gasping read, but the lack of periods threw me off a bit, up until you finally used one in "And sharing one heartbeat." This poem doesn't seem to connect with me as much as some of your other works. The lack of stops makes it a bit rushed feeling.


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Review of It's Not Murder  
Review by EstelleNoire
Rated: 18+ | (5.0)
If you haven't seen NBC's Hannibal, highly suggest. This seems like something straight out of the doc's mind. I think it is possibly one of the goriest poems I've read, and yet it certainly pulls at the heartstrings regardless. I absolutely love the alternate take on a lover torn asunder in heartbreak.


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Review by EstelleNoire
Rated: E | (5.0)
I think you hit the point of that time in life where birthdays really stop being something looked forward to and instead something to be surprised at seeing. You used rather traditional prose in this work and that's something that isn't as common anymore, making me like this a lot. I like the ticking meter used. A++ work!


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Review of The Fury  
Review by EstelleNoire
Rated: ASR | (4.0)
I like your tale, but I feel like once you get to the dialogue it's a bit flat. You switch verb tenses quite a bit, and that was a bit confusing as I had to repeat a few lines to figure out what was happening. Darius, as a character, seems one way at the beginning, and then completely different at the end. I'm not sure his dialogue reflects the person he is on the inside, especially given that the reader has access to his thoughts. Maybe if it were longer, the reader could see a more rounded character, but as it stands, he just completely 180s what his archetype is.
Overall though, it was a good tale, I liked the action and the struggle with the fight. I myself have trouble writing fight scenes, so it was good to read a very well written one.


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Review of Take My Hand  
Review by EstelleNoire
Rated: E | (4.0)
I'm a fan of gothic literature, and the darkness you've written gives light to the genre. My only real confusion is whether the speaker is "caressing" an actual person or has fallen in love with the night itself. The thing about your tale that I like the most is it's almost blank verse with the final lines of each stanza creating the rhyme scheme.


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Review of Wishing  
Review by EstelleNoire
Rated: E | (3.5)
I liked your switch from hopefulness to almost apathetic acknowledgement of truths. The first and last stanzas were what stood out to me the most. The first for its use of passive voice and the last for its active. You handled that switch well. I think your main issue, if you want to call it that, would be the lack of a strong attachment to reality in your final stanzas. It never really ends with a strong realization, only the a 'perhaps.'
It seemed to me that the feeling most portrayed in your poem, is what one feels upon waking up, staring at your wall as your mind tries to catch up on where you are. A hopefulness of returning to someplace you might have been while that wall keeps you in the present; that it's the wall and not your choices that have made this reality real.


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Review of Ambivalence.  
Review by EstelleNoire
Rated: E | (4.0)
I think your poem properly explains the sentiments felt when one breaks it off with a person close to them. You seemed to better understand your own feelings after that first stanza, which to me, seemed rather rough and too much like familiar song lyrics. The final stanza was possibly my favourite for its hopeful yet realistic realizations. The relationship must be ended, but perhaps someday both parties might come back in a semblance the same relationship again.


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Review by EstelleNoire
Rated: ASR | (5.0)
I think you just about completely summarized how I felt during my freshman year of college. Amazingly well done! I particularly liked how you had an almost stanzaic poem going until the last four where they begin to blur the sentiments into the ball of emotions felt.


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Review of Good Fences  
Review by EstelleNoire
Rated: E | (5.0)
An aside from "Mending Wall," Frost had just moved back from England when he wrote it, when WWI was being seen as a surefire horror in the near future. Britain was still seething over Ireland's attitude towards unification. The idea of socialism was dawning in Britain and in only four years time, the singular pamphlet in circulation would multiply internationally on the subject.
I like your modernistic commentary on the poem; it's interesting to see it presented next to the contemporary age. Certainly, Frost had an open mind to the world changing around him, and the idea that those around him were merely trying to keep the world from inevitably falling down around them is oddly different than how I've previously read the poem. I hope to see more of your work. I like your blunt honesty.


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