Yes, the rules are flexible. Personally, I'd prefer that crits on the exp and especially finishing touch forum are more technical and detailed than we'd expect in beginners, but others have said that it's also useful to know if someone has just enjoyed the poem. So, flexible it is.
Rosencrantz: What are you playing at? Guildenstern: Words. Words. They're all we have to go on.
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