Why is active reading and the understanding of metaphor and symbolism important when reading poetry? How do you personally respond to metaphors and symbolism when reading poetry?
What are some of the different ways society or an individual can be perceived through poetry?
How may you explore cultural and interpersonal relationships through poetry?
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1. Why do you think some writers choose to write poetry rather than fiction or nonfiction? Which do you prefer, and why?
I prefer the compact, concise expressive of poetry. Its lyrical qualities and figurative language usage appeal to me. I am able to focus my attention more on poetry due to its brevity.
It's like art on a page for me in terms of the creative, abstract themes and styles that poetry evokes. From e.e. cummings to Emily Dickinson, poetry touches my heart because it is much like song lyrics for me in rhythm and style.
2. Why is active reading and the understanding of metaphor and ...
Different ways society or an individual can be perceived through poetry are briefly discussed from a personal vantage point. Differences between poetry and nonfiction are further clarified.