Poetry is the foundation of
creative writing that lets the writers express their creativity in countless
different ways.What does it mean to truly write poetry?Google defines poetry as
“something that arouses strong emotions because of its beauty” To me the thing
that defines poetry is the ability to write in your way to express those images
on so many different levels of meaning and thought that would not be possible
in an essay.Poetry consists of many different kinds of poems such as rhyme,
sound, haiku with many different poetic devices such as alliteration,
assonance, and end stopping.The beautiful thing about poetry is it can mean
something different to every person who reads it.

            Poetry
is much more than fancy writing.While reading “Wild” Tony Hoagland I started to
truly understand that poems are beautiful for example while reading the line
“The penalty for disobedience will be bears” I found myself laughing.The author
did a great job of capturing the image of bears going through the garbage to
get their first spaghetti dinner.This poem tries to bring up a bigger picture
of how the moment we see animals we run and call for help without out realizing
that most of the time the bears just want food and have nowhere else to go.The
poem is also exactly like its name wild for example “The dart by accident into
the neck of the unpopular police chief” meanwhile there is a bear running
around going through garbage and people afraid Donovan 2 for their lives
personally I think that’s the definition of wild.The author uses cupids and
then at the end of the poem he breaks his pattern to try and bring meaning to
his last line where he says “Which looks to them like paradise”at this point he
was talking in the point of view of the bear instead of the people which was
almost countering everything else in the poem that was the complete opposite of
paradise.The author uses some assonance in his poem for example”The penalty for
disorbendece will be bears”, he also uses enjambment such as when he says “the
dart going into the neck of the of the unpopular police chief.The author
switches it up between enjambment and end stop occasionally for example
“Drinking from your sprinkler system, rolling your trash cans down your
lawn”.Poetry is what makes writing so beautiful and creative yet fun at the
same time.The beautiful thing about writing poetry is it can be a few words but
the meaning is never ending no matter of what kind of poem it is. Poems are the
beautiful kind of writing and the most creative thing a person can do.No one
truly ever knows what a poem means not even the person who wrote it does
because every single person who reads a poem gets a different meaning from it
which is what makes poetry such a beautiful thing to both write and to
read.Poems truly are the foundation of creative no matter if its a sound poem a
rhyming poem or a poem of any kind.

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