Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Poetry

Yesterday we had a discussion on poetry, the things I took away from the discussion is, what is poetry? and why do we use it. Poetry tells a story in a different way, it has a poetic flow, rhythmic. We can look at poetry in an artistic way or we can look at it as an assignment. During the discussion we as a class said that poetry is a way to communicate an idea or concept or someone else's perspective. In my old school I never really looked at poetry, and I never particularly had an intest in it. I do think that poetry is useful, it has expression, feelings, and ideas and that can be useful. Although I do think that it can be tedious, since there are so many different types of poems there are going to be some that are more difficult than others making it more of an assignment than something that is loved.

The terms learnt different terms for poetry (Stanza, Economy of verse, Literation and etc.) These would be very useful when it comes to understanding and analyzing poems or even when creating poems so we know what different styles to use and what to keep in mind while writing them.

This is a section of a poem I studied by Edgar Allan Poe ( The Tell-Tale Heart)

 TRUE! -- nervous -- very, very dreadfully nervous I had been and am; but why will you say that I am mad? The disease had sharpened my senses -- not destroyed -- not dulled them. Above all was the sense of hearing acute. I heard all things in the heaven and in the earth. I heard many things in hell. How, then, am I mad? Hearken! and observe how healthily -- how calmly I can tell you the whole story.

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