What Is Poetry Good For?
- How to Write a Poem
- What is Poetry?
- The Gift of Poetry
- Poetic Compositions
- Why Poetry Matters to Us
- The Economy of Language
- A Minimal Definition
- The Structure and Forms of Poetic Poetry
- How to Make a Difference
- Poetry is a pleasure to be had
- The Role of Sound in Free Verse Poetry
- The Atticus: A Poet in the Wild
- The Crossroads: A Journey Through the Looking Glass
How to Write a Poem
The Digital Age is growing. That means attentions are changing. With 140-character communication social media, picture and visual postings on social media, and classrooms shying away from difficult material in favor of easy reading and easy grades, poetry has become one of the most underutilized and underestimated forms of literature in modern culture.
The video Re-creating Poetry: How to Revise Poems will show poets how to re-create their poems with the help of seven revision filters. Have you ever sat there and not had a clue what to write? Picking up poetry can give you ideas you never knew existed.
Reading and writing poetry can make you think of new ideas, but can also change your perception of old ones. It is a way to process feelings. Reading poetry can be as positive as writing it for those who have a harder time expressing themselves.
Reading poetry can allow one to see into the soul of another person, see what is weighing on their minds and on their hearts, and open doors to feelings that are sometimes suppressed until that door is opened. Reading can illuminate the dark and hidden places in the mind and heart that are not visible to the naked eye. By design, poetry is broken into short, but strategic sentences.
By reading and writing poetry, one can understand the meaning of every word. Without a single word, it can change the whole meaning of the poem. The person is forced to consider and reconsider each piece of their poetry.
What is Poetry?
Everything in the world of art and entertainment is subjective. Millions of fans loved the movie, but maybe it lacked substance. Some of the great works of literature you were forced to read in school left you wondering why they were included in the curriculum.
Maybe that song that your best friend plays causes you to be agitated. It is the same thing as poetry. You might have to read a lot of poems before you find one that speaks to you.
Your writer friends might not like your poem at all. The act of writing a poem is a reward, and that is a good thing. Writing poetry as an act of creation and writing poetry that is meant to be appreciated and valued are two different things.
The difference between a poem that soars and a poem that crashes can be seen in the word choice. Words are to the poet what colors are to the painter, what clay is to the sculptor, and what the instrument is to the musician. Words matter, choose them wisely.
The Gift of Poetry
Realize. To engage the fearful symmetry, be careful. Enjoy it, above all else.
Take the time to think. No parent or teacher can give or charge a child what they don't have. Let us be up and doing.
The gift of poetry is a gift of love. The rhythms of poetry reflect the rhythms of creation, life and the human heart. They put profundities in the mouths of babes to fortify them when they cry out from the depths.
A literary composition is a careful, inventive, or creative consideration of words written in order to convey an idea. The words written are usually designed to evoke emotion. A two-word phrase or a one thousand-page book can be the result of poetry.
Why Poetry Matters to Us
The purpose of poetry is to keep myth alive. There have been many debates about where myths come from. It is believed that myths are kept alive through poems.
It was a way to explain what science and religion could not do. Many mythologists find it striking that the poems that retain myth have never lost their relevance. The human race uses poetry as a way of explaining god, man and nature.
It is a way to understand the universe and ourselves. It makes people think instead of looking for the facts to believe something. They rely on the faith that the feelings of the words bring to them.
It can be seen as religion by many ways. We need to have some form of faith to believe in it. The words of man give beauty to the world.
Poetry gives us a representation of what previous generations considered important. You can almost read the works of poets through time, and learn about the world during good times and bad. Many cultures have a tradition of poetry.
The Economy of Language
The economy of language is one of the most definable characteristics of the poetic form. Poets are very critical of the way they dole out words. Writers of prose should carefully select words for clarity and conciseness.
A Minimal Definition
That is a minimal definition, but it is not uninformative. It may be all that is needed to create a definition. The way poetry looks and sounds is related to the way it sounds.
The Structure and Forms of Poetic Poetry
Some poetry types are unique to certain cultures and genres and respond to the language in which the poet writes. Readers who are used to identifying poetry with Dante, Goethe, Mickiewicz, or Rumi may think of it as written in lines. There are traditions that use other means to create rhythm and euphony.
A critique of poetic tradition is reflected in modern poetry. In an increasingly globalized world, poets adapt their styles and techniques from different cultures and languages. Many cultures have developed specific poetic forms.
The rules that govern the construction of an elegy to the highly formalized structure of the ghazal are among the set of rules that are used in more developed, closed or "received" poetic forms. There are additional forms of poetry found in the discussions of the poetry of particular cultures or periods. Light poetry is poetry that tries to be funny.
Light poems are usually short and can be on a frivolous or serious subject, and often feature word play. Light verse in English usually obeys some formal conventions, even though a few free verse poets have excelled at it. The clerihew, double dactyl, and the limerick are some of the common forms.
Light poetry is sometimes condemned as doggerel, or thought of as poetry composed casually, but humor often makes a serious point in a subtle or subversive way. Light verse is where many of the most renowned "serious" poets excel. Notable writers of light poetry include Lewis Carroll, X. J. Kennedy, and Shel Silverstein.
How to Make a Difference
If you read poetry regularly, study it diligently, and apply what you have learned to your own craft, you are more than likely going to write good poems. If someone considers poetry and a good poem only to come from a craft, then that is how it is defined for them. To think of forcing that to the rest of the world is silly and arrogant.
Art made on the spur, on a sudden need to make it, by a person who has never made art before, is often enough to make a difference to many people. To be called a genius in any field of work, you need to have knowledge of the reasons for other people's actions. It is a combination of innovative senses and perfect taste.
Poetry is a pleasure to be had
To me, poetry requires a lot of precision and delicacy in both writing and reading it, and it can only be enjoyed at leisure. It takes great skill, wisdom and patience to make someone feel relevant.
The Role of Sound in Free Verse Poetry
It is debatable what is accepted as "great" poetry. " Great" poetry is usually similar to the above, but it is also different due to its complexity and sophistication. Great" poetry captures images vividly and in an original, refreshing way, while weaving together an intricate combination of elements.
The Pulitzer prize and the Nobel prize sections have examples of great poetry. Rhythm is the most important element of sound in poetry. The rhythm of each line is arranged in a particular meter.
The different types of meter were used in different parts of the poem. The rhythm of lines is usually organized into units of cadence. In addition to the forms of rhyme, alliteration and rhythm that structure much poetry, sound plays a more subtle role in even free verse poetry in creating pleasing, varied patterns and emphasizing or even illustrating semantic elements of the poem.
Accurately pronouncing vowels and internal rhyme are some of the ways poets use sound. Euphony is the musical, flowing quality of words arranged in a pleasing way. Compared with prose, poetry depends less on the linguistic units of sentences and paragraphs and more on the poetic elements of the organization.
The Atticus: A Poet in the Wild
The poets are using social media to get fans and to sell books. When her first book sold 2.5 million copies, it made waves because of her 3.1 million followers on the photo sharing website. The mysterious Atticus has published two books with Simon & Schuster and has over 905,000 followers on the social media site. Many poets who use the medium reject the title of an IG poet.
The Crossroads: A Journey Through the Looking Glass
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