What does poetry mean to me?

What does poetry mean to me?

Poems, in my opinion, are words that communicate sentiments and emotions. It's a method of communication that requires you to think outside the box and read between the lines. Poetry, to me, is about one person, and that person is you. You're the one who's writing! The only way poetry seems authentic is if it is one-of-a-kind and personal to you. That is what makes it beautiful and unique.

Here are some famous poets and their work: Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, William Wordsworth, John Keats, Sylvia Plath, Carl Sandburg, Elizabeth Bishop, Philip Larkin, Ted Hughes, e.e.cummings... The list goes on and on!

Now, let's take a look at how these people defined poetry: Emily Dickinson wrote poems about her feelings and observations of life. She called them "images." Her poems are very specific with vivid pictures that tell a story.

Robert Frost was a contemporary of Dickinson's. He published his first collection of poems when he was 26 years old. His poems are very rhythmic with a lot of dashes and ends changes which make them difficult to translate into another language. He described himself as a "poetaster" which means someone who writes quickly and doesn't care much for correct grammar or spelling.

What is the difference between poetry and a poem?

A poem might be simple or complicated, rhyming or non-rhyming. A poem is a traditional flow of words that explains and encrypts what the poet is thinking and lets the reader feel the same way the poet imagines. The use of words and language to elicit a writer's sentiments and ideas is known as poetry.

Poetry is defined as "the art of arranging words harmoniously to express an idea or convey information". This definition includes both written and spoken word forms of communication - including song lyrics, speeches, and informal notes. Music is used in many forms of poetry to enhance the message being delivered; for example, a poem can include references to music with each line representing one stanza. Poems are often considered works of literature because they appeal to the intellect as well as the emotions.

In addition to literature, some scholars define poetry as a form of artistic expression that uses words to create images. This image may be explicit, such as in graphic novels, or it may be implied through sound and rhythm alone, such as in jazz or blues music. Film theorists such as Jean-Louis Baudry and Michael Phillips have suggested that film can also be considered a form of poetry due to its ability to display emotion through body language, voice inflection, and other means of delivery. However, others have argued that film cannot be considered true poetry because it is not read silently but rather heard through motion pictures.

What is poetry, according to different scholars?

"Poetry is what happens when an emotion finds its thinking and the concept finds words." "What gets lost in translation is poetry." Quasimodo, Salvatore. "Poetry is the expression of a sensation that the poet considers to be private and personal, but that the reader knows as his own."

Poetry is the art of expressing ideas through language. It is the highest form of literature, extending beyond prose to include songs, sonnets, limericks, and villanelles. In general, poems are grouped into five categories based on their form: narrative poems, allegories, epics, sonnets, and sestinas. Many other types of poems exist including free verse, haikus, and villanelles.

Different scholars have defined poetry differently. For example, Friedrich Schiller described it as "the most powerful of all arts" while Alexander Pope said it was "the last refuge of the dullard." Although these definitions are not exactly same as others, they all agree that poetry is something very special.

According to some philosophers, only certain types of thoughts can be expressed in poetry because language is limited by its structure. For example, George Herbert said that "poetry is the most expansive of all languages," which means that it cannot express everything that we think but it tries to do so as best it can.

How does poetry make me feel?

A poem is, first and foremost, an emotional expression. If you don't engage your sentiments when reading a poem, you haven't read it. It involves your emotions in a formal dance while simultaneously engaging your head. Emotion on its own is nothing more than sentimentality. Sentimentality is fine for love songs or political anthems but not serious literature. Only together with reason can humanity progress forward.

Poetry makes me feel big because I'm just like the poet, struggling against all odds to express something important. It makes me feel small because even though I may be like him/her, I have no special powers and my attempts at expressing myself are likely to fail miserably.

Poetry makes me feel free because poetry is very open to interpretation. Even though there are rules that help us understand how poems work, they can never cover everything so poetry allows us freedom of thought. This means that no matter what someone else thinks of my efforts, I can still find peace of mind in the knowledge that I've tried my best.

Poetry makes me feel connected to others because we all share a common language when reading or listening to poems. No matter how different our lives may seem, if we're readers or listeners of poetry, we know what thoughts and feelings mean to each other. We understand each other even if only mentally.

Is poetry meant to be understood?

Some poems may be incomprehensible to you. However, this is due to the fact that poets do not write in order to be understood by others. They write because they have no choice. It is necessary for them to communicate their sentiments and emotions. Therefore, they use words and phrases that might seem inappropriate to a normal reader but which have a special meaning for the poet.

Some poems are descriptive, while others are narrative or persuasive. Some poems are even visual. Poets can choose what kind of poem they want to write by looking at different examples of poems written by other people. This way, they learn how to combine different elements (such as description, dialogue, or imagery) into one piece of writing. Finally, they can create any kind of poem they want by using elements from different genres.

In general, poetry is written for itself. The writer wants to express certain ideas and feelings about life and nature that only someone who feels the same can understand.

Yes, some poems are meant to be understood by others. However, this is an optional thing for the poet to do.

What makes a person like to read poetry?

People like poetry because it has poetic devices that dive into its forms and substance, such as rhyme, meter, rhythm, and verse; and its contents, such as figurative matter, subject matter, language, imagery and symbolism, and theme. Poetry also shares many of these devices with music.

Some people like poetry because of its aesthetic qualities or craftsmanship, while others like what they find in poems. No matter the reason, most people agree that poetry is best enjoyed in silence, with only the written word between you and your imagination.

Poems can be as short or as long as you want them to be. Some poets write whole books of poems without repeating a line or word. Other poets might choose one small section of language and repeat it over and over again in different ways until their mind runs out of things to say. There are no right or wrong ways to write or present your work - you should do what feels right for you.

As you can see, there are many reasons why some people enjoy writing and reading poetry. If you have ever wanted to try your hand at writing poems, then you should know that you don't need to provide any more reasons than that for yourself or others.

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Sharon Goodwin

Sharon Goodwin is a published writer with over 5 years of experience in the industry. She loves writing about all kinds of topics, but her favorite thing to write about is love. She believes that love is the most important thing in life and it should be celebrated every day.

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