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Feb 14Liked by Caitlin Cowan

I did see it when it came out when I was in high school! I've always thought the poem was...fine. It sounds like a poem a high schooler would write! I do agree that they should have very clearly had only 10 things, that's always bugged me a bit. Or hey, it's a sonnet, it could have been 14 Things I Hate About You 😂

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Yeah, I think if it were called "14 Things I Hate About You" it would have more openly spurred discussions about poetry. But it doesn't have the same ring to it!

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It definitely doesn't. Never would I have asked my sister "hey, you wanna watch 14 Things?"

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It holds up well as a poem. I prefer the first line breakage. Why!? I just do. If I was in that class I would probably see it as cringe… how age changes perspective right?

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Totally: age changes perspective for sure. I tragically did not watch it right when it came out, so I'm forever blind to what my perspective might have been as a high schooler!

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I never watched it either.

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I have actually never even thought about the fact that the poem lists more than 10 things lol. Did not even occur to me to count them! I do love the poem, though, as being something that it really feels like a high schooler (albeit obviously a very intelligent and thoughtful one) could write. Like, it's a good poem! But it feels like what you'd write in your diary at the same time. idk this whole movie is iconic

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