Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Poetry analysis

The main ideas from the previous lesson was a quick analysis of the question, "What is poetry". Some of the ideas which stemmed from the discussion included the difference between poeticism and poetry, as well as the pros and cons of using poetry instead of prose.

In terms of poetry, my main takeaway is that it is a way for the artistic to express themselves in yet another way. I view poetry from a neutral standpoint and neither love nor hate it. 

I dont' think that there would be anything tedious about analyzing poetry and it would prove more useful than onerous. It would expand my skill set for english and would really prepare for the harder parts of my academic career. 

To me, life has never been a poem. It is not artistic, it is not free, it does not convey a message. If asked to describe life as a poem, it would probably be pretty easy. However, I do not see a poetic nature in life (unless poetry in motion counts-football). 

Invictus must be one of my favorite poems of all time, because it reflects my life motto, 

Never give up and destroy those who want to drag me down. 
(This does not contradict my statement above because it does not talk about the poetic nature of life but more a poem which reflects a life motto). 

Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll.
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul. 

After today's session, I feel that analyzing poetry is going to be quite intriguing. Along with proving useful, it could possibly even be fun. 

(Another Poem I found, really funny). 

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