Similarities Between Poetry And Poetry Essay

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Lexie Phongthai-Yochum
English 175 Similarities in Poetry Critique
Aristotle wisely stated, “Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.” Poetry has been around for thousands of years, so it is not peculiar that many works are similar to one another. As you read more and more poetry, you began to see their similarities, primarily in their themes and figurative language. Because poetry has been around so long, it is understandable that there are many similarities. Similarity is not uncommon, Tv shows, movies, magazines, books, and songs are all immensely similar to one another. After awhile you simply run out of brand new ideas and must enhance already existing ones.
Generally, the most common aspects of poetry tend to deal with their themes and figurative language. First, we need to look at the similarity in themes. We often read poems that are about one’s new lover, old love, betrayal, some forbidden love, and so on. Love is arguably the most popular theme in poetry. This is likely because poem’s are a great way to express one’s feelings and thoughts. Afterall, what better way to tell someone you love them than through a poem? I mean writing about your love for someone is far easier than having to actually tell them face-to-face. William Shakespeare, Robert Browning, Emily Dickinson, and Edgar Allen Poe, some of the most well-known poets, have all written astounding poems implementing the…

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