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  • The Diction Of Poetry In Poetry By Marianne Moore

    The poem “Poetry” by Marianne Moore explains what makes poetry, poetry. She uses different poem techniques to display her thoughts of what it is like to read poems. The author regards poetry from the view of someone who does not understand poetry in all its “rawness” (Moore line 37). She states what most people are thinking when they read poetry. Moore uses imagery, diction, and metaphor to emphasize that poetry is necessary for people to have an outlet. The way the reader perceives the poem reflects on how well the writer can get their point across. Some people do not understand because of the “fiddle” most poets use to make the poem sound more in depth than it really is (Moore line 2). The “fiddle” she is referring to is the fraud of thought behind the poem (“fiddle”def. #4). The poem may have no real reason, other than the writer saw a tree and wanted to write about a tree. The reader also has to play a part in the process as well. A person can only understand the poem if they open their mind to it. If a person does not try to understand, then they will show “contempt for it” (Moore line 3). The reader has to want to understand and the writer has to actually make a point to write something worthwhile.…

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  • Haiku Poetry

    There are many different types of poetry. Millions of people around the world have either written or read about one. Many poets have written and express their feelings in their work. People are using poetry as a way to express what they want to say in a short or long form of literature. It can also be a good way in calming yourself down if you are going through a bad time in your life. Haiku is an example of this type of poetry. The interesting part of Haiku is that it has a unique form that is…

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  • Poetry Analysis

    “Poetry is language at its most distilled and most powerful.”- Rita Dove. The art of poetry shows to be a powerful way to convey a message, emotion, or story, and the artistic elements involved depict the characteristics of the poet. Poems come in different sizes and shape each having its own distinct features. Haikus, sonnets and odes are few examples of the different types of poems and their unique style of expressing their themes. Haikus are most notable for being sweet and short, hence…

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  • Repetition In Poetry

    In Julia Alvarez “Sometimes the Words Are so Close” in the introduction of the poem she is presenting herself as the person who the poem is mentioning. She is in a situation in her point of life where she has difficulties in expressing her inner self with the modern society. She has embodied poetry for herself expression of the person who she wishes she could be. Through the help and love for poetry she has been able to show the reader more of her inner persona. In “practicing for the real me I…

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  • Odyssey's Poetry

    While I do not agree with this conclusion, I do find it convincing. The multiple conclusions do flow logically and clearly make up one overall conclusion. I can see where Socrates finds the premises and how he uses them to get his point across. The one premise that I would refute says “Poetry does not have the same discipline throughout (532d2)”, because I believe that poetry is the discipline of combining the art of language with human reality. All poets and every poem does this same thing so…

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  • Poetry Synthesis

    of poetry was simply; what is poetry? I never had expressed an interest in reading poetry, however I thought I had a pretty good estimation of what it was. After completing the required reading assignments on poetry, I concluded that the study of poetry is an area in which I required a further comprehensive investigation. Therefore in order to gain a better understanding of how to interpret the “Ars Poetica” (Art of Poetry), I had to go beyond the Norton text. I have always enjoyed reading,…

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  • Comparing Poetry

    Comparing Poetry by William Shakespeare and Phillip Sidney William Shakespeare and Phillip Sidney’s sonnets (specifically, 130 for Shakespeare and 7 for Sidney) do similar things like comparing women to things in nature, but they come up with different conclusions in the end. For example, one could say that Shakespeare compares the woman in his poem to nature in order to prove that it isn’t necessary to be similar nature to make her beautiful and rare. Then, Sidney compares his lady, Stella, to…

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  • Protest In Poetry

    Compare the ways in which the poets you studied this year use poetry as a form of protest. Different poets utilise various poetic techniques to express their opposition against war, death and society. Wilfred Owen in ‘Dulce et Decorum Est’ and Siegfried Sassoon in ‘Suicide in the Trenches’ condemn the glorification of war based on their experiences in World War One. ‘Funeral Blues’ by WH Auden and ‘Do no go gentle into that good night’ by Dylan Thomas convey the poets’ common objection against…

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  • The Purpose Of Poetry

    Poetry Poetry and poems are all around us every single day. It can be found in the more obvious places like children’s books, nursery rhymes, and songs. It is no question that it plays some sort of role in our lives and societal function but the question lies along the lines of what role does it play? What is its purpose? What are we supposed to do with it once we have it? While poetry has a definition, to a poet, everything has the ability to be poetry. A poet can express feelings through…

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  • Lyric Poetry

    How to Read a Poem pp.476-482 Head, Heart and Richard Corey. Poems can be complex, have many different meanings, and affect the different readers in many ways. Poetry uses a lot of imagery, figurative language, rhythm, and sound. Poetry can be read by one reader to him or herself, but it is best when read out loud to an audience. Poems come in every size, many poems are short or at least shorter than an average work of fiction. Lyric Poetry pg. 484 Lyric poetry expresses the thoughts and…

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