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Unformatted text preview: the words fit together to create a work of art. A poem is motionless in time because once it is written it will not change. A poem traps a moment, holding that one point for all eternity. 2. The poets philosophy of poetry is that it is indeed a work of art that must go deeper than fancy words and exist longer than a fad. A poem should have a shelf-life of eternity. Just as the quality of the paint does not make a masterpiece in painting, the quality of words alone does not make a wonderful poem. A poem should not mean because times change. Instead of necessarily having a meaning already, the poem should be able to let the reader find his or her own meaning and attach it to the poem. The poem should not be true because truth lies in facts, and emotions and interpretations are not facts. A poem should be taken subjectively, thus it has no definite truth....
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- Fall '06