Module 3: Lesson and Notes
What is poetry?
Poetry is a form of expression – usually concise, lyrical writing that conveys images, emotions, and moments.
This page helps define poetry and explain its purpose.
Why is poetry so complicated?
The poet uses his/her own personal and private language which leaves poetry open to different interpretations. Although the poet may have had one specific idea or purpose in mind, the reader’s response may be completely different. Nevertheless, this does not mean that you may interpret poetry any way you wish. All interpretations must be supported by direct reference to the text. (Source: This textbook (Links to an external site.) )
This page helps explain how to read a poem.
What makes a poem a poem?
What are the elements of poetry?
· Word choice and tone (Links to an external site.)
· Imagery (Links to an external site.)
· Figurative language (Links to an external site.)