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What is poetry?

Postby crabathor » Tue, 08 Nov 2005 8:57 pm

I've read a lot of stuff in forums, and I'd like to know what you think poetry is.

For me, poetry is more a aural/oral experience than a reading/writing one. Poetry began as the way to remember and pass on the stories central to a society, and I still like the sound play of words and syllables.

And poetry should be universal. I think expressing your personal feelings is only poetry IF in doing so you can also express some universal feeling. If not, it's just a bunch of words.

So whaddya reckon? Am I right or what?

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