Understanding Poetry – Dead poets society

gentlemen open your text page 21 of the reduction the peri will be the opening paragraph of the preface entitled understanding poetry understanding poetry by dr. J Evans Pritchard PhD to fully understand poetry we must first be fluent with its meter rhyme and figures of speech then asked two questions one how artfully has the objective of the poem been rendered and two how important is that objective question one rates the poems perfection question two rates its importance and once these questions have been answered determining the poems greatness becomes a relatively simple matter if the poems score for perfection is spotted on the horizontal of a graph and its importance is plotted on the vertical and calculating the total area of the poem yields the measure of its greatness a sonnet by Byron might score high on the vertical but only average on the horizontal a Shakespearean sonnet on the other hand would score high both horizontally and vertically yielding a massive total area thereby revealing the poem to be truly great as you proceed through the poetry in this book practice this rating method as your ability to evaluate poems in this manner grows so we so will your enjoyment and understanding of poetry excrement that's what I figure mr. J Evans Pritchard we're not laying pipe we're talking about poetry how can you describe poetry like American Bandstand I like Byron I give a 42 but I can't dance to it now I want you to rip out that page boom rip out the entire page give me rip it out rip it out come on rip it out Thank You mr. Dalton gentleman tell you what not to tear out that page tear out the entire introduction I want it gone history to leave nothing of it written out Rick be gone J Evans Pritchard PhD rip spread hair ribbon else I wonder nothing but ribbing of mr. Pritchard will provide it put it on a roll that's the Bible you're not going to go to hell for this make a clean pair I want nothing left of it rip it out my hell is going on here I don't hear enough rip miss Keating miss McAllister I'm sorry I didn't know you were here I am so you are excuse me keep breathing gentlemen this is the battle a war and the casualties

40 thoughts on “Understanding Poetry – Dead poets society

  1. 1:58 The awkward moment when your teacher wants you to rip out the pages, but you're a broke ass student, and were hoping to sell the book after the term.

  2. I recall this film well. This past fall I did just that. I ripped up my 2018 Government "Book of Drugs". Excrement! Be gone USA book of drugs! I'll tell the government the same thing if they ask.
    "This isn't the Bible" I won't go to hell for it.
    Felt pretty good too. Thanks for posting.
    R.I.P O Captain, My Captain

  3. People praise this pretend professor without knowing or appreciating the works of Prichard. He was beloved by his students more so than this pretend and pompous dipshit. Make poetry interesting, not stupid.

  4. Pritchard was a left brainer. He had an analytical approach to something that is expressive!

    That itself deserved his pages to be ripped out!

  5. I love how unapologetic he is. And he's not hesitant for the students to continue ripping once a colleague comes through the door.

  6. A movie that did not age well. Bad dialogue, cheesy impressions, zero diversity and histrionics. Hard to believe this was once considered great. Yikes.

  7. Charlie/Nuwanda is so underrated. He understood free thinking better than all of them, especially at the start.

  8. So much of what's been presented in the introduction on the description of poetry was actually correct , that was a very interesting reaction 😀

  9. it's awesome to see how when they ripped the intro out, you see the chapter "poetry part 1", almost as if to say the introduction is needlessly confunding, obscuring the true body of poetry

  10. Here's a poem I wrote. It's about the guy in Lord of the Flies. It's called Piggy.
    Piggy deserved to die.
    He was fat and he had the assmar.
    Also, he wore glasses.
    Which is like, totally gay.

  11. This scene is excrement. It’s ironic, he’s forced students to view poetry HIS way because he doesn’t like the science behind art. I always hated this scene because it’s message is about “fuck progress”. Had he been a good prof. He wouldn’t have found that intro threatening and therefore needing it silenced, instead he should have let the students read it and form their own opinion.

  12. if you wanna see some poetry about the links between creativity and mental health go here: theunsweetenedalmond.blogspot.com

  13. Does art need objective measures ? I mean you see modern paintings and I don't get shit, I think a some measure are needed.

  14. Yeah, if poetry is so great, how come the most commonly rewritten poem in the world is:

    Here I sit
    broken hearted
    came fo shit
    and only farted?


  15. He doesn't want them to be able to resell the book to next year's class. It's all about the book money for professors these days.

  16. Because destroying books because we disagree with what they say is a good thing as long as it is done with exuberance.

  17. 0:58 Student was shading the area under the P vs I graph while Mr. Keating just started labeling the P and I axis.

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