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No it isn't.  It's to use language to tell some truth, and as you say, 
to create meaning in the poem.  Creation of which is not at all the same 
as jibing experience with that of others.  Must a writer know how every 
other experiences the world?  Is this possible?

Marcia

Diana Manister wrote:

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> David, are you not simply saying that reading is always colored by the 
> reader's experience? The writer's task is to know how to jibe his/her 
> experience with that of others, not entirely, but to such a degree 
> that meaning is created. Literature is not unlike speech in that respect.
>