Well, it’s just one factor among many, and it’s not something I always consider. I’m not going to give more claps to a crappy piece of long writing than I will a great piece of short writing, but I may give more claps to a great piece of long writing than I would a great piece of short writing. Honestly, though, I don’t monitor these behaviors of mine or my readers, and I”m largely just speaking from my impressions. Also, in terms of drama/pathos, I tend to need a longer story or poem to really stick in my mind with any power…so in some or most instances it may be a simple matter of correlation not causation.

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