Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Interpreting Poems. Literature Components.-

Assalamualaikum WBT,

Have you ever wonder about poem?

Do you know what when you know words, you can actually write a poem based on just anything?

Yes, you can but you must incorporate your elements in it. You can write but just don't write, put more language and style into it to make it more interesting.

Now, what is poetry?

Poetry is a creative literary piece made up of specially-arranged  words in metre or free verse. It is OFTEN written with rhyme and rhythm in a group of lines called stanza or verse.

Now any poem that you have in mind?

I have two now, The Living Photograph by Jackie Kay and also The Charge of the Light Brigade (extract) by Alfred Lord Tennyson. Two wonderful poems. I actually too love studying literature. It is actually fun and I love studying the words used and also how we interpret the writer's intention.

In interpreting the point of view of the writer, we need to consider why they wrote the poems. After considering that, you can write your opinion but it must be relevant with whats in the poem. If not, you will have trouble in getting the marks.

You know that art is subjective right? Some love black colour, some love white colour and some said that black and white are not colour. Well, see? Even colours have arguing. Now, all you can do it, you can comment on language and style of the author in writing the poem.

Let say, it the poem you found Metaphor which means a figurative comparison that does not use 'like' or 'as' between two unlike things. It describes one thing as being another.

Writing poems and interpreting poems are TWO different things. Yes, different. When you are writing a poem, you just pour out your emotions but not interpreting poem. As I said, you need to be the persona, you have too, other wise, you will find yourself in trouble for not be able to interpret the literature.

Therefore, you need to read the poem quite oftenly because, you need to understand how the poem works, if not, the marks for you would be zero. Too bad right?

So, learn, learn and earn your spot with those good students. Thats better, right?

Assalamualaikum WBT

p/s: later on I will put more on these two poems, I love reading The Living Photograph and also the Charge of the Brigade. 

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