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A Portion of Haiku of Epic Proportion

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Proportion/portion?
Is this strange word choice? Wrong word?
Please discuss below.

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5 comments on “A Portion of Haiku of Epic Proportion

  1. niharikaagarwallse
    May 13, 2013

    Reblogged this on niharikaagarwallse.

  2. kiwiskan
    May 13, 2013

    Personally I think it should be portion, but I see that one dictionary definition of proportion is ‘a part considered with respect to the whole’. I’ll be interested in other views.

    • JG Allan
      May 13, 2013

      Both words can technically be correct, but strange word choice. Proportion seems to imply a comparison that is not made…

      • kiwiskan
        May 13, 2013

        That’s true…Portion implies no such comparison

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