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What is Poetry?

Intro to CW1's poetry unit.

Krista Klanderman

on 9 April 2013

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What is poetry? How do you come up with the idea?
What are most poems about? In my experience, poetry comes from an inspirational release of emotions about a subject. The reader should be able to relate to the theme or message. Reactions to or telling of events
(Narrative poems) The pondering of memories
(narrative poems) A dedicated devotion to something or someone
(an ode) The lament or sorrow of a loss
(elegy) Poetic expression is hard to define and even harder to label since in itself it can comprise so many styles, ideas, lengths and forms. "A poem begins with a lump in the throat; a home-sickness or a love-sickness. It is a reaching-out toward expression; an effort to find fulfillment. A complete poem is one where an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found the words.”-Robert Frost When you write a poem, it should have a subject, a goal, a tone, and a flow. It should contain specific, condensed word choice and literary devices like metaphor, simile and imagery. Some poems make people laugh.
(humerous poems/limericks Some poems call out injustice or inspirational and help people through tough times. (slam poem) Some poems are in the shape of the idea it portrays (concrete poems).
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