ERIC Number: ED236529
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
How To Enjoy Poetry. Power of the Printed Word.
Poetry comes to a person from outside, but for it to live, the person must come to it and meet it and complete it. Poetry is new every day because it is seen in different ways by different people. It makes possible the deepest kind of personal possession of the world. The first true encounter with poetry should be simple and should involve allowing oneself to think and to feel. Part of the spell of poetry is the rhythm of the language. Almost anything put into rhythm and rhyme is more memorable than the same thing said in prose. Writing poetry is a lot like a contest with oneself. Some of the best fun is making up limericks. When the rhymes "pay off," they give a sense of completion and inevitability that is so deliciously memorable that there is nothing else like it. The deeper the encounter wth poetry, the deeper will be the experience of life. Connections between things will exist in ways that they never did before. (DC)
Descriptors: Emotional Experience, Emotional Response, Guidelines, Life Satisfaction, Literature Appreciation, Poetry, Well Being, Writing (Composition)
"Power of the Printed Word," International Paper Company, Dept. 11, P.O. Box 954, Madison Square Station, New York, N.Y. 10010.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: International Paper Co., New York, NY.