1. Baron Wormser and David Capella declare in the opening line of their introduction to Teaching the Art
of Poetry that "Poetry frightens" (xiii). What, if anything, frightens or concerns you about reading and analyzing poetry? How have your previous experiences with poetry informed the way that you feel? If nothing at all frightens you about poetry, what most excites you about it?
Reading and analyzing poetry frightens me because it seems difficult to do. My previous experience with poetry has mainly... View the full answer