Chapter 22
Poetry Appreciation 101
In This Chapter
➤ Finding the good poems
➤ “Feeling” a poem
➤ Understanding author intention
➤ Interpreting a poem
➤ How history can help
Classes for beginners that focus on the arts generally have the word “appreciation” somewhere in their title (or at least in the course description): art appreciation, music appreciation, poetry appreciation. The word “appreciation” is important to the way one looks at works of art by other artists. You probably know a lot about the who, what, where, when, and why of your own work, but the work of other poets can be baffling if you don’t know what to look for or what to appreciate. ...

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