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Unformatted text preview: Click to edit Master subtitle style Poetry Why bother? Because  You get to experience the power of language through your heart and your senses  Poetry is unique:-- different in form (made up of lines)-- singular importance of sound of words (alliteration, rhythm, rhyme)--special reliance on imagery and figurate Introduction to Poetry by Billy Collins (U.S. poet laureate) I ask them to take a poem and hold it up to the light like a color slide or press an ear against its hive I say drop a mouse into a poem and watch him probe his way out, or walk inside the poem's room and feel the walls for a light switch. Where did poetry come from?  Remember epics? Theyre a good place to start:  Arms, and the man I sing, who, forc'd by fate, And haughty Juno's unrelenting hate, Expell'd and exil'd, left the Trojan shore. Long labors, both by sea and land, he bore, And in the doubtful war, before he won The Latian realm, and built the destin'd town; His banish'd gods restor'd to rites divine, Bring on the Anglo-Saxons  with their heroic deeds and absence of romantic love and Beowulf: Now Beowulf bode in the burg of the Scyldings, leader beloved, and long he ruled in fame with all folk, since his father had gone away from the world, till awoke an heir, haughty Healfdene, who held through life, sage and sturdy, the Scyldings glad. The middle ages  in which we encounter Dante and his Divine Comedy , the French troubadours and their complex lyric poems of courtly love, and Chaucer and his Canterbury Tales When fair April with his showers sweet,...
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2011 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Cruise during the Winter '10 term at Brock University.

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