does anyone know the meaning of poetry?

i really would like to know the real meaning of poetry.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Poetry like pictures, are an artist's way of expressing an idea based on emotional value. Most often I find; as a published poet, I have one thought in my mind when I pen my writings, but often it is what the reader thinks that I find to be of the greatest insight. If I have the ability to make them read it, attempt to decipher meaning from its metre or rhyme so that they can associate with something from their own experiences in life, and then use it for future reference...then it means more than its original intention of merely relaying my own thoughts and feelings. To know I have offered pause for thought in the mind of another, brings me a great sense of accomplishment. Just believing that perhaps inspiration or connection is gained by someone who takes the time to read in this day and age makes me willing to sit infront of the keyboard or pick up a pen once the next thought passes from my mind to my fingertips. Should you like to see some of my poetry it can be viewed at : http://www.witchvox.com/vn/po/cans_po.html

    *written under my Magickal name of Eve SpiritSinger

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  • 1 decade ago

    Teachers and students of literature have been pursuing this question for years, so I'm afraid you probably won't find any clearer answer here. However, I've read a lot of poetry and studied some literature and would like to offer my own insight into this subject.

    Poetry can be a lot of things to different people, and can take many different forms. Typically, it is interpreted by the intent of the writer, which is to derive an emotional response from the reader. Poets use a minimalist approach in trying to convey imagery, sounds, or simply words to the reader in the hopes of getting the reader to share an emotional experience; any type of emotional experience.

    There are many good books on the subject. I would suggest doing a little "googling" on the subject and you will find some great information out there.

    Good luck.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Poetry expands the literal meaning of words, evokes emotional or sensual responses in the reader. It is a way of expressing. It makes ordinary things uncommon and uncommon ordinary. It is the expression of the poet...the way he/she sees the world around them

    You do not have to understand the poem, or the poet to enjoy it. In fact, I sincerely believe that taking poetry apart and delving for the meaning behind it ruins the whole experience.

    For instance, you can look at the sun, and know that it is a super hot star. You learn exactly what the sun is in school. But, when you read :

    "Busy old fool, unruly sun,

    Why dost thou thus,

    Through windows and through curtains, call on us?"

    that same old, boring sun takes on a new meaning, a new face. Thats what poetry is all about.

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  • Jess
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    1 decade ago

    Each poem has a different meaning. The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe for example conveys loneliness and pain, while when you look at Lewis Carroll's Jabberwocky, it's about conquering your fears and the pride you feel when you accomplish your goals. Poets write what they're feeling in their soul, so every poem's underlying meaning is what the poet was feeling at the time that he or she wrote the poem. So, more or less, no two poem's meanings are exactly alike.

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  • 1 decade ago

    It depends on the Poem, but basically it's about Self-expression; turning intangible emotions into something tangible.

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  • 1 decade ago

    To make the word Orange feel left out.

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  • Mutly
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    1 decade ago

    for the exact definetion go here:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poem

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