According to the poem 'Poetry' by Marianne Moore, what is "important" about poetry?

Expert Answers

An illustration of the letter 'A' in a speech bubbles

This is a fascinating poem, as it seeks out to try and define poetry but ends up by merely listing a number of things that poetry isn't and only stating a few criteria that must be met if poetry is to truly live up to that name. The poem seeks to pose a question that it never fully answers, and through its response it seeks to explore some of what poetry is and also what it isn't. What is important about poetry, above...

(The entire section contains 228 words.)

Unlock This Answer Now

Start your 48-hour free trial to unlock this answer and thousands more. Enjoy eNotes ad-free and cancel anytime.

Start your 48-Hour Free Trial
Approved by eNotes Editorial Team