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What ‘problem’ does the form (as opposed to the content) of poetry create for Socrates?


Poetry imitates the inner workings of a thing wrongly and thus misleads us.


Poetry imitates bad men and thus causes us to imitate bad men.


Poetry imitates external appearances only, and doesn’t help us to discover the (often hidden) truth of things.


None of the above.

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I would say #3.