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Definition Of Poetry Essay

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When asked to define poetry I do not know what to say. My brother, however, seems to be certain that poetry is, “written by all these old people who like books and stuff. It is so boring, and only weird people read it.” This is a very typical 6th grader perspective on poetry, I even thought this way when I was his age. So, upon being asked to define poetry, I looked up the Merriam-Webster definition thinking that could help me develop my own definition. The first definition is simply, “metrical writing: writing of a poet.” That did not help me too much. The second definition was, “writing that formulates a concentrated imaginative awareness of experience in language chosen and arranged to create a specific emotional response through meaning,…show more content…
The story of the poem is told by an outsider looking in on what this girl is doing to herself due to bullying and depression. She can not see the good in life and thinks badly about herself so she cuts and doesn't eat. She ends up committing suicide and all her friends are shocked and sad because they didn’t pay attention to her change in behavior and did not stand up for her. If the people around this girl “just [took] a moment to realize and see/ Everyone is not always who they seem to be” she may still be alive because it only takes one person to make a difference. I like this poem because it has an extremely important message that applies to people and makes an impact by the types of words used, plus the fact that this happened to a high school girl. This is the very emotional poem because it happened to a high schooler and is a very real thing that people deal with. If everyone would stop judging people by their initial reaction we would live in a much happier society. Therefore, Ecem Y’s poem is an impactful poem to live by, and it speaks the message of accepting and being aware of
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