Cornell NotesTopic:Page 495-535-LiteratureQuestions/Main Ideas:Notes:How do we read poetry? Observe details of action and language, make connections and inferences, than draw a conclusion. What is the one difference between reading fiction and poetry?
An art of condensation and implication, poems concentrate meaning and distill feeling.What questions should we ask in order to understand poetry?What feelings does the poem express? Which associations, sensation, and memories does it use? What direct or indirect idea does the poem express? What view of the world does the poet present? What do you think of that view?What are we concerned with in the experience of poetry?
What does interpretation of poetry rely upon?
What does the act of interpretation involve?