Gwendolyn Brooks Duty To Words

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Reading chapter three was truly a thoroughly enjoyed adventure. In that, it was like a hunt, where the prize catch was a deeper understanding of word choice, word order, and tone. Furthermore, understanding the poets have a duty to words opened up new revelation as the poems in chapter three were read. Notably, the poet Gwendolyn Brooks stated that “I still feel that a poet has a duty to words, and that words can do wonderful things And it’s too bad to just let them lie there without doing anything with and for them” Poetry goes far beyond the simple rhyming of words, it is an art.

Chapter three taught that diction is important because words cause attention to themselves. Henceforth, if a poet is speaking, elevated diction
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