How to Read Poetry

20 thoughts on “How to Read Poetry

  1. Thank you for your help with reading poetry. I can use this to build a general outline for literature analysis.

  2. This is so terribly wrong! One reads a poem not to interpret it or to be instructed by it, but to enjoy it! Learning how a poem works can give pleasure, and discovering multiple interpretations can also be fun. Poetry is more like music to be enjoyed than a lecture to be understood.

  3. I like your voice and how you seem to pick every word carefully. This gives me some perspective as a self taught learner of English. Poetry and Shakespearean plays are too difficult for me.

  4. I like the method. It really is sometimes frustrating to bring poetry to students. It's a political issue. Without poety society is more empty and individualistic

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