Appreciation of Poetry


many students must write a literary essay based on the appreciation of poetry. To make the task more enjoyable, we need to define poetry. What is poetry? Edmund Clarence Stedman said the following: “poetry is language rhythmic, imaginative, expressing the invention, flavor, thinking, passion and knowledge of the human soul”.

the poetry is the creativity of the imagination of a person. Like any other literary work, it should be understood to be appreciated. The writer writes for a reason. Its purpose can be evoke emotion, inform, define, represent something of the world or life, entertain… In any case, a poem is unique to its writer. And each poem can be analyzed to be appreciated. Here are some ideas General to help you understand the poem are reading:

  1. subject: try to summarize the subject of the poem. You need to look at what is being described. It could be a place, an event, a person, a situation or an experience. What the poet want you to focus in the poem and each stanza?

  2. subject: once you have identified the subject of the poem, try and find out what the poet wants to tell you. Look at the following: message of the poet; its purpose; ideas that is transporting; the title; and the type of poem (IE, sonnet, ballad, lyrical, reflective monologue, Elegy and narrative, descriptive, a combination of different types). Always remember that feeling and work hand in hand with the subject and the subject of tone.
  3. structure: the form of the poem is very important. By now, you should know what type of poem is: for example, ballad, epic, Ode, sonnet, dramatic monologue, elegy, etc. Discuss your knowledge of the structure of the poem in the trial
  4. rhythm: look at the flow of the poem through line patterns. Are they regular or irregular? If they are regular, it remains the same through the poem metro? (M: pattern of rhythmic beats per line; stressed and unstressed words that make up the rhythm of the poem, stating, for example, slow or fast.) If there are changes to the subway, to analyze where the changes are. Try to find the reason for the change. What effect does this change in the poem?
  5. rhyme: the poem has a game plan? The poet has written in free verse, blank verse; do you use par rhyme, rhyme or broken rhyme? Use half rhyme, near rhyme, half rhyme rhyme or end? Would the poet underline words or the message using the rhyme scheme? What is the purpose and effect of rhyme scheme? Pause and punctuation have an effect on the structure, rhythm and rhyme in a poem.
  6. images: there are several ways to paint a picture in the mind of the reader through the use of words. See figurative devices and used in the poem sounds. They are visual imagery, auditory, kinesthetic, tactile, olfactory or gustatory?
  7. diction: the words used and the way in which they are placed can enhance the power of the creativity of the poet. Remember that investment, hyperbole, understatement, irony, sarcasm, rhetorical questions and other poetic techniques that can bring meaning to the poem. When you write your essay, you only need to speak of images, audio devices and figurative, as well as the diction; no need to explain why the poet has used the technique or if it is effective or not.
  8. general impression: give your opinion about the poem in general and what effect has had on you. Did you like it or not? Remember to use quotation marks when it is quoting the poem.

to read and appreciate more poetry, you will discover that education is complying with the study of poetry. Once you start to understand poems, be enriched in many ways. Poetry improves character. Keep trying it. Success lies above all in the love of literature, and then can be found in the understanding and interpretation of texts.


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