The Significance Of Poetry

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What makes poetry so wonderful is the fact that it involves all of life, every concern, every desire, and every feeling. If something has some great significance to a person’s existence, then it has a great significance in poetry as well.

Every single poem may not be enjoyed by every single person. Many people can dislike a great poem and it still wont change the fact that the poem is great. People just aren’t capable of being as enthusiastic about things as the next person might be. It is the right of each person to choose for themselves which poet or poem they like most.

The most enjoyable poems are usually selected by choosing which poems are the most interesting or which ones are the most lively. However, no two people have the same exact taste or preference in what things they enjoy most. Interesting poems may be new or fresh to the reader. Lively poems might catch the reader’s attention very quickly.

Compression is an important tool for poets as they are creating their poems. A small amount of words may involve a lot of intensity. Compression allows less words to have more power. Some poems involve a story line that could have been turned into a full length novel. Poems can be a compression of an entire story. Much detail may have been left out, but the poem still has a lot of intensity and power. Poems can be just as complete as stories, because the main aspects of the experience are still there. A few simple lines can involve years worth of emotions and feelings.

Metaphors are also widely used in poetry. The poet uses one thing to describe another. Metaphors can be used to compare one thing to another. “The hunter lurked in the shadows like a panther preparing to attack.” That is an example of using a metaphor. The hunter is being compared to a panther.

Poems also have a song-like aspect to them. When you are reading a poem, the words may be spoken in a singsong tone of voice. Each poem seems to have a certain beat behind the words that can be discovered without the aid of music.


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