Do you think most teenagers nowadays are 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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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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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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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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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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