poetryhow can content, form, and the overall effect of the poem developed through the use of emotions, the imagination, ideas, meaning, sentiment, passion, power, sense expression, interpretation,...

poetryhow can content, form, and the overall effect of the poem developed through the use of emotions, the imagination, ideas, meaning, sentiment, passion, power, sense expression, interpretation, beauty dignity, freshness of expression, orderly arrangement, concreteness, and pleasure.

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Karen P.L. Hardison | College Teacher | eNotes Employee

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effect of the poem developed through the use of emotions, the imagination, ideas, meaning, sentiment, passion, power, sense expression, interpretation, beauty dignity, freshness of expression, orderly arrangement, concreteness, and pleasure

This is a massive question. I'm going to rearrange it slightly so there are at least some categories to address:

effect of the poem developed through the use of (1) emotions, sentiment, passion; (2) beauty, dignity, pleasure, power; (3) the imagination, ideas; (4) freshness of expression, sense of expression; (5) orderly arrangement, concreteness; (6) interpretation, and meaning.

The categories now reveal themselves as emotions; aesthetics; cognition; language; structure; criticism.

Criticism (interpretation and meaning) can't really be said to develop the poem but can add to the effect of the poem on reader. For instance, if Heaney's poem, "Digging," is said by critical opinion to be a poem about the violence of war and the fruits of death from war in Ireland, this will very often shape the effect of the poem has upon the reader.

Poems are developed however through the use of emotions and sensations, like passion and pleasure. For example, the emotional affect a poet produces upon the reader can help to clarify or underscore the theme. Language and structure are critical to developing the poem while cognition is essential for the concept of the poem to even develop.

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accessteacher | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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Yes, I agree with #2. In a sense, your question could be applied to any poem. But it is vital to remember that poetry is "condensed meaning." What we read and hear are very carefully selected words whose order and meaning have been thought through at great length. Every single word counts in poetry, and is not wasted. We can't just imagine that the poet meant some words to mean more than others. The shortness of most poems means that every word, even every punctuation mark, is loaded with meaning. Our job as readers is to unpack that meaning and ask ourselves why the poet chose a particular word to describe something rather than another.

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amy-lepore | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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Well, it's hard to answer this question without the particular poem you have in mind.  However, what you've asked here is the very essence of poetry.  There is an idea that is expressed through creative diction (choice of words) and syntax (arrangement of words).  The choice of words will also help create the mood of the piece--is it a "crowd or group" (neutral or positive connotation) or a "mob" (definitely negative connotation).  Has the author chosen an overused image or expressed a thought using fresh and creative word art?  Can you SEE, HEAR, TASTE, etc. what the author is expressing?

If you will give the specific poem, you will get more specific feedback from the experts on this site.

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Woody Durant | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 2) Salutatorian

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LIVING

I have forgiven unforgivable mistakes,

I have replaced irreplaceable people

And forgotten unforgettable ones,

I have acted on impulse,

I have been deceived by people

Who I thought incapable of deceit,

And I also deceived some.

I have held someone in my arms

So I could protect

I have laughed when I was not suppose to

I have made eternal friends,

I have loved and have been loved,

But I have also been rejected,

I have also been love,

But were not able to love in return,

I have cried and jump of joy,

I have lived of love

And made eternal promises,

But I have had my heart broken

So many times!

I have cried listening to the music

Or just by watching some pictures,

I have called just to hear a voice,

I have already fallen in love with a smile,

I even thought that I was dying from nostalgia and…

I have been scare to lose someone special

(That I did end up losing)

But, I did survive!

And I am still living!

And life I can’t stop loving it…

And neither should you

You should love living it,

Live!!!

What is really good?

Is to fight with persuasion and motivation.

Kiss life and live with passion,

Lose with class and win by daring,

Because the world belongs to those who dare

And Life too much

To be insignificant

             Author  KMichel  (me)

the question is the same..I wrote it but I don't know how to explain it...can you answer the question with my poem please?

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