Yesterday in class, we had a discussion about poetry. We discussed what poetry was, what the difference between poetry and prose was and the characteristics of poetry.
I learnt things such as poems have a definite structure and don't need to be grammatically correct while prose's were the opposite. Poems use descriptive language and use literary tools such as metaphors, similes and personification. Poems are also written in stanzas and there are many different types of poems such as haikus, acrostic poems and limericks.
I don't think poetry is always shown through poems. There can be poetic lines in a story, or a picture could look poetic. What about a song, or a movie?
I think analyzing poetry can be fun sometimes depending on the type of poem since it's kind of like reading between the lines. It would be really confusing though, if you didn't know what was going on in the poem and what it was about.
I don't really like reading poetry or listening to poetic things so I don't have a favorite work of poetry but I hope to get into poetry more and start reading/listening to some as well.
Just now in class, we learnt a lot about analyzing poems and definitions of words related to poetry such as stanza, lineation and economy of verse. We also tried breaking up a poem that was mushed together.
It wasn't as bad as I expected it to be and it was sort of fun reading the poem and trying to structure it properly.