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"Poetry" is told in the voice of a first-person speaker. Some literary critics and experts believe that this voice and viewpoint are those of poet Marianne Moore herself.
"Poetry" is written in the present tense.
"Poetry" is literally about poetry—how the speaker feels about it and what she thinks makes a poem worth reading. The poem's title also serves as its first line. When the speaker says in line 1, "I too, dislike it," the word it refers to poetry.
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