My poetry lecture notes.
What is Poetry
Why do we study it?
Types of poetry
- Poetic forms
- Closed Form
# Italian Sonnet
# English Sonnet
WHAT IS POETRY?
Is it the best words in the best order?
Or a place where thinking and feeling is one?
An opportunity to see something ordinary as extraordinary
A gift, - like "Different Kinds of sunlight" - D.H.Lawrence -
WHY DO WE STUDY IT?
For the pleasure
For the evocative role of language in converting feeling into form, like turning a rose into language
Because it requires a "new effort…
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