Hello Poetry Haters,
If you are reading this anthology, then there must be a part of you that is curious as to what is considered poetry and the reason that it has existed in our human culture for so long. From the beginning of our development as an intellectual species, there has always been ways of storytelling. It is something that is a common thread in all cultures and goes back to the days of early man. Pictures were the first way of telling a story and have been discovered in cave paintings dating back over 30,000 years ago(Wendt). As our development as a species evolved, so too did our means of communication. Language grew and became more complex, eventually becoming an integral part of our culture. The development of an advanced…show more content…
I am a visual learner and in order to fully understand a concept I typically need to see it. After being exposed to subject in greater length, the poetry that I found most compelling were the pieces that conveyed stories, emotions, or ideas in a way that painted a crystal clear image in my mind. Once it accomplished this I felt that I could fill in any details that were left uncharacterized, typically by using my own personal beliefs, experiences, or understanding of the world. In this, I think is the reason that poetry can appeal to so many different individuals and be different for each person experiencing the piece. Every person has a slightly different view of the world and it is in the areas that aren’t outright defined in poetry that allows the opportunity for people to add their own insight into the work and make it special for themselves.
What are the qualities of a good story? How does the story teller communicate with the audience and draw them in? Compare these qualities to those found in the poems of the anthology.
Poetry separates itself from other styles of narrative through its ability to use that which is left unsaid. Metaphor, and simile both are major components of poetic pieces and are effective because the connection is implied. This implication helps to strengthen the connection and allows for creative ways to articulate common themes. Being able to create these new connections, allows