Essay about Analysis Of The Poem ' Fairytale '

1064 Words Dec 12th, 2016 5 Pages
Poetry is pretentious. Or at least, that is the myth. Poetry in the twenty first century has not been a main platform for people – it seems that it is either too much work or impossible to decode. To me, poetry was always daunting. I was afraid that my emotions would overflow into a writer’s work, so I would not be able to understand the true intention. There was not a specific incident that made me feel this way; it was always just a part of my mentality.
The following collection of poems is my way of deciphering my own emotions: specifically, they highlight my nostalgia. Each of the poems are a letter to a memory – a part of my life that, in my mind, is better than my current situation. Whether these memories were in fact better is questionable, but the mind has a way of thinking that you do not know what you have until it is gone. The first poem “Fairytale” is a letter to my past self. Looking back, I was quite arrogant, but I loved it. I wanted to express how fake and temporary that part of my life was. I followed it with a similar poem, “Lost”, which is a testament to my blind attraction. At the time, I was obsessed with a boy who never gave me any attention. Then comes “Pokemon” – a poem about my nostalgia in general. It reflects my need to store memories, even the most mundane or the most painful. “93 Million Miles”, my next poem, most accurately describes my yearn for the past. I originally wrote this poem about a friend whom I mistreated. Then, after he…

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