My Native Land Poem Analysis

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A long time ago, I thought poetry were words, lines, and sentences that are hard and makes no sense. I would read it in monotone. My teacher would let me sit down and ask someone else to read it with feelings and that way fine with me. But what I did not understand is how those cryptic words relates to me. I mean we had to read Trees by Joyce Kilmer in front of the class during high school. I truly didn’t see the point of it. But as the class continued we tackled another poem entitled My Native Land by Sir Walter Scott and that was when I learned about the power of poetry. The power that with just a few words and lines can make you feel as if you’re reading the life of a person and the pain and sorrow that he experienced. A person who isn’t …show more content…
One day, I was feeling down and so stress about life and there was a black book on the desk of one of the counselors and I began reading it. The book was full of poems and short stories. I just kept on reading and didn’t notice the time. I was so drawn into the poems. They were full of emotion. I could relate to most of them. It amazed me because it was like I was reading how I was exactly feeling that moment. For someone like me who couldn’t express my thoughts into words easily, it was like the writer had some sort of magical power to read the thoughts inside my head. This was when I discovered what Hirsch what talking about in How to Read a Poem about “Poetry we are participating in something which cannot be explained or apprehended by reason or understanding alone. We participate in the imaginary. We create a space for fantasy, we enter our dream life, dream time. We deepen our breathing, our mindfulness to being, our spiritual alertness.” Also after a while the counselor was back and asked me if I liked it and I honestly told him I did. He told me that it was a sample and he was mass producing them. I told him to reserve me one but he ran out of stocks sadly. Because of that encounter I started falling in love with …show more content…
I would go on Pinterest and search for sad poems and quotes at night and scrolling through them till wee hours in the morning. For me personally, when I read them, it gives me relief. It’s as if someone was listening to my thoughts. My thoughts that I couldn’t share to others. There are times that I cry and that’s how powerful the poems have a hold on my emotions. I have never expected myself to like poetry in any way but it just kind of happened. It in Hirsch’s How to Read a Poem stated that, “Poets have always known they are trying to invoke for us something that can’t be entirely

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