The Importance Of Poetry In Literature

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Danish Faruqi
Sometimes you come to hate things not because of what they are, but because of what meant to you. They haven’t done anything particularly done anything to you directly. But them being in your presence doesn’t help. I don’t hate a lot of things, and in literature, that list is even smaller. Through my experiences in 12th grade, I realized my new-found hatred for confessional poetry and its effects. Due to my experiences, I don’t appreciate or rather take notice to literature that might be very interesting.
For our Highschool, 12th grade was an interesting year, especially since this was the first year that an inter-school debate - talks would take place. Something that was sponsored by the chancellor and the mayor. Before we even knew about this competition, our class was chosen. When we got to know about this, the class and the teacher didn’t share the same enthusiasm, to say the least. We were reluctant to participate in anything that put us in front of cameras or other people. But the teacher was startled and proud that one of her classes was chosen to participate. And thus, the race to compete was on.
Since the debate – talks were on Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own, it required us to understand her style of writing – Stream of Consciousness. From there on, our part was to understand a book which has multiple meanings and multiple perspectives. To make things easier, our teacher chose to use confessional poetry as a method to uplift only
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