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yin92 | Student, College Freshman | eNotes Newbie

Posted February 26, 2012 at 7:17 PM via web

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Do you think most of the teenagers nowadays interested in love poems?

Do teenagers like love poem more than other types of poem like classic, inspirational, life poem? Why? What they can benefit from when they read love poem.

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colorfulsky | Student, Grade 9 | eNoter

Posted February 26, 2012 at 7:43 PM (Answer #2)

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i think they are because the teens r mostly interested in love n relationships!

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prishi12 | High School Teacher | Salutatorian

Posted February 26, 2012 at 8:36 PM (Answer #3)

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I think that this is a question of pure individual preference and liking for a subject. It would not be easy to state if teenagers prefer love poems over classic or inspirational poems or vice-a-versa.

But as far as the benefit is concerned, any piece of art, whether it is literature, music or singing has always contributed to the betterment of individual's capacity to ponder at things in a better and intelligent manner. It certainly provides us with an eye to loal at things in a way it has been looked before.

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yin92 | Student, College Freshman | eNotes Newbie

Posted February 26, 2012 at 10:40 PM (Answer #4)

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If it is beneficial in the way of open up their mind to think and see things more clearly and differently, do you think love poem should be promoted among teenagers? so they can have better understanding on the true meaning of a relationship?

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tinicraw | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Educator

Posted February 27, 2012 at 12:21 AM (Answer #5)

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From my experience teaching 14-15 year olds, most will openly say they are not interested; however, after teaching them about metaphors and other figures of speech, how to find meaning in poems, and that most poems are more intellectual than they are emotional, students tend to warm up to the subject. Take Shakespeare's Sonnet 18, for example; this can be considered a love poem, but after breaking down the intellectual meanings behind the figures of speech, students can see that the speaker of the poem is logically weighing reality with the world's perception of love. In the end, the speaker proves his love because he recognizes the frailties of life and he didn't have to whine, complain, or grovel about love. After reassuring students that poetry doesn't have to be an emotional task, they appreciate it more; and, some of the boys actually wanted to learn how to write poems like that for future use in dating! :)

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amne | Student, Undergraduate | Salutatorian

Posted February 27, 2012 at 4:23 AM (Answer #6)

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I think they do but I doubt that they like poems over songs (speaking as a teen myself) :)

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vangoghfan | College Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

Posted February 27, 2012 at 7:59 AM (Answer #7)

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I'm guessing that songs about love are most popular among teenagers, who are at the age when love seems to be an especially pressing matter of attention. Poems about love -- especially those that are taught in schools -- probably strike many teens as too artificial and remote from everyday experiences.

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted February 28, 2012 at 12:58 AM (Answer #8)

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I agree with Post 7.  Poetry is really not "in" among teens in any serious way.  It's seen as something for school and for greeting cards. So I don't think that love poems are at all interesting to most teens.  Of course, you can see songs as a form of poetry.  If you do, then love poetry is of interest.

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted February 28, 2012 at 12:59 AM (Answer #9)

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I agree with Post 7.  Poetry is really not "in" among teens in any serious way.  It's seen as something for school and for greeting cards. So I don't think that love poems are at all interesting to most teens.  Of course, you can see songs as a form of poetry.  If you do, then love poetry is of interest.

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bhawanipur | College Teacher | Valedictorian

Posted February 28, 2012 at 1:14 AM (Answer #10)

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Probably yes. This year our college magazine if full of love poems written by the students. If the in charge of it has to edit and reject all of them then remain nothing. But the poems do not seem to be natural rather written putting much effort. From literature point of view, those canot be regarded as poem and yet they have some deep thoughts of their own. They also love the love songs more than the poems. They do not pay much attention to the poems taught in the class but remain busy looking at their mobiles for miss calls.

I think this is also a trend in them has come now and will go off soon. Because some of them like poems of grave nature and criticise some funny songs and poems.

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shenkerism | Student, Undergraduate | eNoter

Posted February 29, 2012 at 3:52 PM (Answer #11)

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Well, I'm a teen, and I'm interested in love poems, but I think it's really a matter of taste. There are some genres of love poems, and some authors whose love poems I won't ever enjoy, but there are others, like Emily Dickinson, or Pablo Neruda whose poems I highly enjoy. I don't know how many of my peers like their poems, but I do know that my girlfriend likes it when I write her love poems and letters.

As for whether or not the poems help a teenager grow in relationships, or grow personally in general, I would tend to lean on the side of "yes." But with an added flavor of "it depends on what you read."  Being a teenager is kind of like giving a child a really fast car without a steering wheel, and not telling them that every other kid out there is trying to deal with not having a steering wheel. Poems that are more intense, or even nearly carnal may help students at least understand a little more, while more complex work like Percy Shelly or Shakespeare or Dickinson require more thought and would be best for a more skilled reader.

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maeria | Student, Undergraduate | eNoter

Posted March 2, 2012 at 2:49 AM (Answer #12)

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every one has his own likes and dislikes but love poems are usually liked by teenagers as it satisfies their innerself and comforts durring their new stang of life because many internal changes occures during these seven years.

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siret | Student, Grade 9 | Honors

Posted March 11, 2012 at 9:51 PM (Answer #13)

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I think it is different for every teenager. Many actually prefer other poems in comparison to love poems. I however do like love poems the best because they have more depth as compared to other poems.

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justbemyhero | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 13, 2012 at 8:19 PM (Answer #14)

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I'm 17 and i personally love poems. But i don't like critically analysing them. So if i read a poem i like it to be on my own terms. I personally went through a phase were i loved to read and write poems, so i guess it is up to the individual. But the teens i know like reading poems but they're mainly all girls.

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kezze | Student, Grade 11 | Valedictorian

Posted March 18, 2012 at 9:27 AM (Answer #15)

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i think it is the thing of today to feel loved, wanted and cared for so they look to these poems for satisfaction. Hope that helps.

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cathy04liz | Student, College Freshman | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 19, 2012 at 10:18 PM (Answer #16)

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the love poems, sply the ones read without understanding the deeper meanings that are alluded to by the poet, are read solely because of their lyrical and musical qualities. infact, i would love to read love poems after a tiring day just to relax and be lost in another person's world of fantasy. love poems attract the younger generation so much because it offers an escape from the harsh realities of this world. also, its an escape route from all the responsibilities and expectations that comes with it. for some, its just a means of providing themselves with that extra polish of a sophosticated person, a way to be called 'cool' or 'classy'. for some, its equivalent to listening to their own heartbeats, for the emotions that the poet, caught in the throes of passion, feels are mirrored in their own love lives. in boys, it might be a means to attract and court girls. and in girls, it might be the exact personification of the 'ideal' female, who is, among other things, interested in love poetry. in this age of love songs and raps, of instant hook-ups and break-ups, this interest in love poetry is really applaudable. it shows that people have not really given up on love, that the all pervasive disillusionment with life has not enslaved all, that their's still hope. love poetry's more modren form, songs, are all the rage now and without actually knowing it, every person listens to and recites poetry on a daily basis. poetry has actually come alive in songs

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emmyn1994 | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 19, 2012 at 11:38 PM (Answer #17)

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I don't think so. As a teen myself i know that others around me aren't interested in things such as a sappy love poem. They want sex and drugs.

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panoux | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 20, 2012 at 12:09 PM (Answer #19)

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i agree with post 7 teenagers care about nothing unless it is love

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dragonman1234 | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 22, 2012 at 11:25 AM (Answer #20)

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They are highly interested in relationships but look away from poetry. They tend to relate to media and music. I say this as a teen myself and a witness to all the "drama".

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trina2005 | Student, Grade 9 | eNoter

Posted March 26, 2012 at 12:28 AM (Answer #21)

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i think we teenagers likes love poems more than other poems because we can ralte to the love poems and also because of the though of knowing that we have someone to share the love poems with. love poems are sometimes more interresting the other poems, due to the team

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farthingale | Salutatorian

Posted March 26, 2012 at 4:29 AM (Answer #22)

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Hi,

Personally I think that most teenagers cannot be interested in love poems since they don't know how to make a clear difference between what we call "platonic love" and what we call "common love".

Best,

Zac Egs (@ZacEgs)

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lexilulu112297 | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 27, 2012 at 12:48 PM (Answer #23)

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Do you think most of the teenagers nowadays interested in love poems?

Do teenagers like love poem more than other types of poem like classic, inspirational, life poem? Why? What they can benefit from when they read love poem.

lol i ama teen and some of us are like the kids in my cass creative writeing are lol i write love poem and im 14 lol but i think their kinda bad lol

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tangwenjin | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 27, 2012 at 4:57 PM (Answer #24)

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Do you think most of the teenagers nowadays interested in love poems?

Do teenagers like love poem more than other types of poem like classic, inspirational, life poem? Why? What they can benefit from when they read love poem.

From the opinion of my, I do not agree all of it. When it comes to the interest of one group,we need to Separate the group into distinct parts. Based on the research of the character of every group,we can reach a science conclusion. In response to your question, I argue that teenagers borned after 1990 would like to follow the popular culture, not matter what it is. In the field of poem,it is the same. Out of Love is one of the constant theme in human history,and love story is attractive to everyone, in a sense,  what you said really make a bit sense.

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paula15412 | Student, Undergraduate | eNoter

Posted March 27, 2012 at 6:06 PM (Answer #25)

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Definitely they do! But considering the word 'nowadays', their interest has deteriorated. This has been observed due to the introduction of other sites where their fantasies about love and relationships can be fulfilled. Teenagers at their stage have their interest centered in such issues and they are so interested in areas concerning love and relationships. Before the introduction of the internet where they can download all issues concerning love and relationships, teenagers were very much interested in love literature. They would read all the love poems they would came across as well as any other love literature. Teenagers prefer love literature because its from it that they are able to get insights concerning the world of love. They find it fascinating since they are new in the world. When it comes to examinations, teenagers prefer love literature to others. This is mainly because the love literature to them seems easily understandable compared to the others pieces of literature. According to my observation  teenagers are still interested in love poems and other love literature though not as much as they used to there before.

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msnewbooklover | Student, Grade 9 | Honors

Posted March 29, 2012 at 9:26 PM (Answer #26)

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as iam t00 a teenager.....i think.......POetry is not written to analyse it is meant t0 insipire without reason to touch without understanding........m0stly love poems are not very much difficult to understand so it insipire teenagers.............but it als0 depand upon ur personale taste..:)

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strawberryalchemist | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted April 3, 2012 at 2:58 AM (Answer #27)

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Well, me being a teenager myself, I believe I can answer this. Whether correctly, however, that is a different story entirely and that is up to the people who may respond to me. =P I believe they're interested in it because they're at the age where love or relationships might be the most appealing to them. They may love it because they can relate it to their lives, whether they just had a bad breakup,  are chasing after someone who's not interested, or just got their first boy/girlfriend. This is the stage in life where people think of relationships the most idealisticly I believe, and the stage where most people start dating. (Granted, this is just a opinion, i'm not really so sure. I am merely just stating my own opinion)

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loraaa | Student | Valedictorian

Posted April 7, 2012 at 10:36 PM (Answer #29)

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yes,,,, why not...

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kezie1 | Student, College Freshman | eNotes Newbie

Posted April 9, 2012 at 2:09 AM (Answer #30)

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can be a yes coz the environment of the young people is filled wit love... n by reading them, they gain more knowladge abot love...

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tumblebaby87 | Student, Grade 9 | eNoter

Posted April 13, 2012 at 10:47 PM (Answer #31)

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Probably yes because most teens nowadays are interested in love themsleves!

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ngarvin1 | High School Teacher | eNotes Newbie

Posted April 19, 2012 at 3:47 PM (Answer #33)

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Yes, students today are very much into love poems, especially love poems that are set to music (i.e. pop songs). There are a number of poems, too, the kind written on paper with no musical accompaniment, that inspire kids. In fact, the Internet has allowed hundreds of thousands of teenagers to post their work online and read the work of other young writers. Is all of it good? No. But it does display a certain popularity. 

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bernsb | Student, Grade 9 | Honors

Posted April 19, 2012 at 8:56 PM (Answer #34)

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No guys do not like poems thye like video games, money, cars, and guns.

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lammygotswag15 | Student, Grade 9 | eNoter

Posted April 26, 2012 at 12:09 AM (Answer #35)

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Euhg. I don't. It's not maa thaang ;) I like songs about love <3 haha poems? I'm not the reading type... Ahaha (:

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