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Semicolons in general

Are they too archaic? Should I just break the sentences up? Do they ruin the look of poems? I’m using them anyway. I figure, if the writer doesn’t like them, I could just go back over the entire book and fix them. I don’t know; I like them. (I don’t know. I like them.) 😅
AuRevoir · 36-40, M
I use a few.. every now and then.. they’re just supposed to be for a stronger pause than a comma but not a complete stop.. soooo.. idk they just fit sometimes.. I don’t usually know where to put them until the editing process anyway..
@AuRevoir I like to think I’m making two thoughts get married or divorced depending on whether I’m adding or removing them. 😬🤭
I'm a big fan of semicolons; I use them to sorta join two connected sentences. Or, if I've got a list of a,b, and c; and also a list of g, h, and j; then I can separate the two lists conveniently with a semicolon.
@ElwoodBlues Those are the times when they really clean a sentence up.
I love a long pause..gives time for heavy breathing
JimboSaturn · 51-55, M
I like semicolons lol
@JimboSaturn Once I understood how to use them, I liked them. 🙂
JimboSaturn · 51-55, M
@Colonelmustardseed I used the all the time; punctuation is good . :P
ZulXeroth · 31-35, M
I like them.
basilfawlty89 · 31-35, M
I kinda need to use them to terminate lines of code :P
@basilfawlty89 Sounds organized but less fun. 😬
DDonde · 31-35, M
I think for poems they'd be fine.
Human1000 · M
I believe in semi colons and colons.
No. I don't think they look archaic at all. I use them all the time.

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