"Ars Poetica" by Archibald MacLeish

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                “Ars Poetica” by Archibald MacLeish

1.   There are many definitions to the definition of poetry. The definition that I finally selected because it defined what poetry means to me was by Mark Flanagan: “Poetry is an imaginative awareness of experience expressed through meaning, sound, and rhythmic language choices so as to evoke an emotional response. Poetry has been known to employ meter and rhyme, but this is by no means necessary. Poetry is an ancient form that has gone through numerous and drastic reinvention over time. The very nature of poetry as an authentic and individual mode of expression makes it nearly impossible to define.” Poetry has had a past history with an ancient form that is not “hip hop” today. Not all poetry has to have rhyme, but it can often help a poem to flourish. The words in a poem are trying to give a sense or feeling to them, no matter what form is used.

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  1. A poem to me is a short story put in a few lines. I expect  to use my imagination and my brain to understand and interpret the meaning that the poet is trying to express with the use of imagery, metaphors, and similes. Whether or not, there is rhyme and rhythm, this would not influence my acceptance and enjoyment of a poem. I do enjoy reading and writing poetry (which gives me a chance to express my emotions).

  1. “Ars Poetica” written by Archibald MacLeish is an Ars Poetica poem. It consists of 12 stanzas. Each stanza ...

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