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emotionally depressed — especially a feeling of grief and hopelessness after a loss
  • By shaking us up, using a rigorous approach, she hoped to both encourage us to write poems that meant, and to dispel any belief that feigning despond was what created good poetry.
    Chapter Seven (31% in)
despond = depression
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