Sunday, 24 January 2016

Definition of poetry

Poetry has been defined in a million different ways, I can say. If asked, everyone would give their own different definition of poetry. This is based on what view one looks at Poetry from.
Authors and poets also look at Poetry from different perspectives, which makes each one of them define it distinctively.

Some define it as a talent, which I completely agree with. To some poets, Poetry just came automatically and all they needed was frequent practice.
Others define Poetry as an art. Just like any artist, a poet presents his art in figurative language such as imagery and symbolism.

However, other people call it a language. Poetry is one of the most historically rich, complex, and beautiful forms of expression in any language. The cultural and emotional impact that poetry has had over the years cannot be overstated. The famous writer Salman Rushdie said that “A poet’s work is to name the unnameable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world, and stop it going to sleep.” This respect and fascination for poetry has spread throughout the world, and the medium’s incredible popularity has only grown.

The history of poetry goes back thousands of years, and the interest in creating and reading great poetry has never been stronger. There are journals and communities and magazines and competitions for creating poetry all over the world.
On the Internet, there are forums, blogs and poetry related websites. These help poet's to connect and share ideas. They also help to mentor new and upcoming poets.

Over the years, just like human beings, Poetry has undergone many evolutions. From the simple language that Poetry used to be years ago, it's now a complex and an internationally recognized language. With time, the complexity has rendered Poetry one of the most challenging subjects for students.
These evolutionary changes have been brought about by language revolution. Owing to immigration and modernisation, languages have experienced massive changes in structure and expressions, which has made it necessary that Poetry adjusts accordingly.

However, despite the evolution,  different organizations have been founded, such as Poetry Foundation, which ensures that Poetry doesn't lose its original taste and flavor. Without such organisations, poetry would be at such a high risk of getting extinct.

In conclusion, whatever definition of poetry that one holds, whether based on modernity or an ancient one, they all are correct and should be respected. to me, all are just like a single script, only different cast.

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