Naomi Shihab Nye

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The human brain is a mysterious thing. Everything that we have ever known is stored inside of this three pound mass. The fact is, no one really knows everything about it. Scientists today are still unlocking its many mysteries. Naomi Shihab Nye has said, “Anyone who feels poetry is an alien or ominous force should consider the style in which human beings think.” The way human beings think is not in elaborate sentences. Poetry is not as far away as some may think. I agree with Naomi Shihab Nye when she says that human beings think in fragments of poetry.

Human beings think in poetry, such as Nye said, because we don’t use punctuation when we think. Punctuation is the marks, such as period, comma, and parentheses, used in writing
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Every thought that a human being has is flooded with emotion. An emotion is a natural instinctive state of mind deriving from one's circumstances, mood, or relationships with others. You can’t simply think without pulling your emotions into your thought process. There are four basic emotions with hundreds of sub emotions that come off of them. Humans are hardwired to feel every single one of those emotions. They are coursing through our brain every moment. Poetry is little lines of pure emotion. When a reader reads and understands these lines, it is like peering into the author's soul.

FInally, I agree with Nye’s view on poetry and the human thought because there are many types of poetry and even more types of thought. There have been over fifty types of poetry categorized. Each of them are similar, yet very unique in their own way. There is a Ballads just like when you are thinking with a rhythm in your head. When you think things out long and hard there is the Epic. On a quiet day when you are looking at the beautiful scenery you are thinking in Imagery. The lists goes on and on. For every type of poetry we have a type of thought that
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