The Importance Of Poetry In Literature

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When people communicate with each other, how someone says something is just as important as to what they said, this applies to writing literature as well. In literature, the form is extremely important for it helps to contribute to the content. For example, poetry is a form that enables the writer to write about suppressed feelings and complex emotions unlike any other form of writing. Also, poetry gives the reader a new way at looking at things. By offering a new perspective, it creates new ideas for the reader to explore. Another way poetry helps the development of the content is by the use of a rhyme scheme. Rhyme scheme offers a unique experience by letting the reader know what is to come. In poetry, everything that is written in poetry …show more content…
Typically, the topics that are discussed in poetry deal with emotions that are hard to understand. Writing about topics and issues that people do not fully comprehend, challenges one to create new ideas and have a different perspective; William Shakespeare’s sonnet 130 is a great example of this. Shakespeare sonnet 130 talks about love, and gives an entirely different perspective on the topic. Usually, if someone were to speak of love, a normal way to go about it would be by highlighting the things you like most about that person. Looking and focusing on the reasons one is attracted and has deep affection towards the other would be the normal way to write about the love one has for another. However, Shakespeare takes a totally different approach and offers a new perspective. He first starts off by making comparisons of her with things she cannot compete with. By Shakespeare saying “[m]y mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun,” (1) or “[c]oral is far more red than her lips” (2), he is giving a realistic approach and is saying that the …show more content…
Reading poetry is like riding a roller coaster, and the rhyme scheme is like the tracks of the roller coaster. The rhyming lets the reader know where the poem is going to go next (or at least where the poet wants the reader to think he or she is going). For example, Shakespeare sonnet has the reader thinking he or she Is headed in a certain direction, just to find out the surprise and what the poem is actually about. The poem seemed at first that it is going into detail of how is not too fond of the woman, but it was not until someone reaches the end to find out what the poem true topic, which was a love poem. The end changes the entire meaning of the poem, and rhyming made the experience feel as though it was a thrill ride, from thinking that Shakespeare was trying to say one thing, but ended up conveying a completely different message. By doing this, it makes it a much more meaning and memorable experience. Also, by being restricted to the rules of the rhyme scheme, this can encourage the poet to think of creative ways to communicate his or her message. By being more creative, this will enhance the content of the poem. It was because of the form, poetry, and the use of a rhyme scheme, which help with the development of the

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