I just thought I'd introduce myself to everyone on this site. My name is Suhayl, and I'm an aspiring poetry writer. Being a poetry writer, I, naturally have an infatuation with the English language, it's many intricacies, synonyms, and just the overall beauty of the language. Being that it is not my first language, I do at times struggle with the usage, be it written or spoken. I am hoping to learn much on this site, and hopefully acquire new skills along the way. I would sincerely appreciate anyone who after reading my posts, takes their time out to correct any errors, be they incorrect wording, punctuation etc. Regards, Suhayl

P.s I take it I can't discuss poetry on here?

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    Welcome friend. Aug 3, 2015 at 11:01
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    Thank you. I'm happy to be here
    – user131577
    Aug 3, 2015 at 11:10
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    You could start by learning that what you call a "poetry writer" already has a name in English.
    – Robusto
    Aug 3, 2015 at 11:18
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    I take it you mean poet? Thank you for your help
    – user131577
    Aug 3, 2015 at 11:21
  • Well, unless your intention was to get a job at a greeting-card company.
    – Robusto
    Aug 3, 2015 at 11:23
  • Maybe it is. Anyway, thank you for your reply
    – user131577
    Aug 3, 2015 at 11:28
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    Welcome! I hope you find this site helpful. I would like to add that we don't proofread here, either. We can certainly edit, but it is usually done more for clarity than the poster's edification. In any case, there is ample opportunity to better your knowledge of English here, even for native speakers (like me.) Aug 4, 2015 at 0:20
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    Yeah, thank you for informing me. I think I'm starting to understand the purpose of the site a little better.
    – user131577
    Aug 4, 2015 at 9:55
  • Welcome Suhayl! I come here every day to learn new things, or be reminded of what I used to know but have forgotten! I've spent time on many SE sites, and am so impressed by the nice welcome you received, so I wanted to say thanks to you for introducing yourself, and to the others for being so sweet. Aug 6, 2015 at 2:10

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Welcome, Suhayl.

I hope you find EL&U an enlightening place. There is certainly a wealth of knowledge relating to , and not just synonyms, but thousands of . When it comes to and , we've got you covered.

While there is a section, we don't actually analyse poetry, per se. We do answer questions about the of words, in a specific context, though.

Hopefully you've noticed that your question has moved from the main site, to our meta site (the background is grey, not off-cream), where people ask questions about the site itself.

You should definitely take the tour and visit our help centre for more information.

It is important to note that Stack Exchange provide question and answer websites, not discussion forums.

So, you are quite right, there is no discussion of poetry on the main site. There shouldn't be any kind of discussion on the main site.

You might also be interested in two other Stack Exchange sites:

Welcome again.

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    Thank you for your helpful reply
    – user131577
    Aug 3, 2015 at 11:33
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  • @medica They shouldn't, though. They're supposed to not. That having been said, I suppose it also depends on background color, personal bias, and whether or not you were amused by that scene in Red Dwarf where they repaint the hallway from "marine gray" to "battleship gray". Aug 4, 2015 at 0:21
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  • @medica That would easily take 30 minutes to complete. Too time-consuming!
    – Andrew Leach Mod
    Aug 4, 2015 at 16:11
  • @AndrewLeach Hmm. That might be because you're a man. Took me about 7 minutes (most women have better color vision than many men.) Aug 4, 2015 at 17:13

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