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Vishvesh Obla wrote:
> 
> Diana,
> 
> (I
> hate to use the words prove and disprove in poetry; I
> can't find a better equivalent here).

Try "support" or "not support." One does not demand that a critic Prove
his/her reading of a text, but unless he/she can _support_ it (with
various kinds of evidence) the construal is garbage. Conversation
depends on all participants offering reasons for their statements.

Carrol