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The World's Best Poetry, Volume 8

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1904
Language: English
Wordcount: 84,141 / 245 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 71.1
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 1,342
Added to site: 2004.07.18
mnybks.net#: 8841
Genre: Poetry
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ng, those which have become a part of himself. If the student makes his choice frankly and sincerely, he has, in making it, begun his study. Then let him frame for himself or get from his leader, if he has one, a list of the questions which each poem is to answer for him. If the work be really poetry, its study ought to give a help toward the solution of the first great problems: "What is poetry?" and "What is its revelation to the life of our senses, our hearts, and our souls?" We have a right to ask of each poem three questions: "How does it charm our senses?"; "How does it make the meaning of things clearer for us?"; "How does it bring to us a renewal of life?" The first question is better fitted for private study than for class investigation, the senses being delicate organs and shy in company. Let the minute matters of form and structure be gone over at home. Let the student work out the metre, the typical line, and the variations by which the poet gets his effects, the metaphors, the alliterations, the

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2008.09.30
kenross
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that's interesting way to look at it. i think while it is that its limited to that, surely not always a solution but it should "always be an expressing to the reader how you feel, what you think or whats your problem in way that they understand even if they can't relate that captivates their attention, appeals to their emotions that causes them to feel what feel, see what you from the poets point of view and if you can mange this in your writing you've got poetry.


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