Good evening everyone,
I was once told that it’s incorrect to write “a piece of poetry.” (I mean that the wording is incorrect, not that it’d be wrong to write a poem.) It just happens that Mark Twain uses the expression in his legendary Huck Finn. And this isn’t found in Jim’s speech or anything but in the narrative. It’d be very interesting to hear what you think of this: is Mark Twain erring or is ‘a piece of poetry’ a cast-into-piece expression?