The primary concept is the focus of the poetry. It is not a summary because it lacks numerous precise information. The fundamental idea is the concept that all of the little details support. Raise your RPMs to identify the core concept.
All of the elements included in the poetry should help to reveal this one idea. If any part is unnecessary or distracting, then it needs to be removed.
A poem is like a picture puzzle. You can't see the whole image at first glance, but if you take time to look closer at certain parts of the picture, you will eventually be able to put everything together perfectly.
In order for a poem to be effective, it must reveal its main idea quickly and easily. Trying to explain too much about a poem will only confuse readers who are trying hard to understand what the poet is getting at.
Also remember that poems are supposed to be read aloud. If you try to talk while reading a poem, you lose the ability to connect with your audience. They will feel like you are not interested in what they have to say.
Finally, poems should make people think and feel something. If it isn't possible to do both of these things with your work, then perhaps poetry isn't the right medium for you to express yourself.
The topic of a poem is its fundamental notion, or "what it's about," if you will. For "The Raven", this would be death. However, there are many different topics that can be explored in a poem. A poem can focus on love, hate, life, death, etc.
Often, when people think of poems they imagine something with lines of verse, but this is only one type of poetry. Poems can also be written in free form without any specific pattern to match words together (called "iambic pentameter"), or they can follow a strict pattern of five feet (such as iambic pentameter) that defines what kind of line each foot should be composed of. Some poets write in prose and then add poetic elements to it (a technique called "free verse"). Many songs have been written as poems first and later arranged into formal stanzas by a musician.
There are many different forms of poetry, but one common theme is that all poems deal with some aspect of human nature. This could be the emotions, thoughts, experiences, relationships, anything that affects humans in general or a particular person. The goal as a poet is to use language to express these ideas through rhythm, image, metaphor, and other techniques.
Although many people object to poems being "about" something, the poet had something in mind when they were written, and that something is the core concept, whatever it is or could have been. For example, "Ode to a Nightingale" by John Keats is about beauty and death.
Many poems are about love, but not all poems about love are lesbian relationships. "Love" can be a general term for what many different kinds of poems are about.
In "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner", the central meaning of the poem is vengeance. The mariner vows revenge on the albatross who stole his ship's bird, so he shoots it down. But instead of killing it, as he hoped, the shot kills the mariner too. So the ancient mariner gets what he has wanted since the day he first saw the albatross flying over his ship: to kill him.
Many poems are about loss, but not all poems about loss are sad poems. "Highway 61 Revisited" by Bob Dylan is about the lost innocence of young lovers traveling together along Highway 61 in Mississippi. However, "Highway 61 Revisited" is not a sad poem; it is an angry one.
The Poem's Primary Premise: The poem's central idea is that only love, equality, mutual understanding, and sympathy for one and all can aid in the establishment of peace on Earth. The poet cites both fire and ice as possible end-of-the-world scenarios. However, he or she believes that neither force is truly evil but rather they are merely expressions of human nature that we should learn to control.
The secondary premise is that humanity will not destroy itself through war, instead we will self-destruct due to social injustice, poverty, hunger, disease, and natural disasters.
Finally, although not stated directly in the poem, the author also seems to be saying that only when we accept everyone else no matter what their race, religion, or culture; only then will there be true peace on Earth.
In conclusion, "Fire and Ice" is a poetic look at the potential consequences of mankind's actions today for tomorrow's world. It is believed by many that wars, violence, hatred, and destruction are things of the past because we have become a more peaceful society over time. However, just like fire and ice, these same forces that keep us warm at night also pose a threat if they are not controlled or expressed properly.