Western Wind An Introduction To Poetry Analysis

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1) The way to deal with a complicated subject is to look at it part by part.

The article is an excerpt from John Frederick Nim 's Western Wind: An Introduction to

Poetry and draws an analogy between how poetry and human nature coexist and have

similar nature. The nature of poetry follows from the nature of us humans. Human

experiences comprises of Image, which arouse; Emotions, which we express; Words,

which we produce physically; Sound, which gives tonality to our thoughts; Rhythm and

Mind, which is used to comprehend all the other elements. In a good poem, all these

elements work together. Despite being inter related, they also work individually. To deal

with the tricky concoction of all elements in a poem, it is important
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Like, Alfred North Whitehead has said that, "We think in generalities but we live in

detail." To live in details we have to be knowledgeable, critique what the poets present

to us, have information about the history of things to comprehend the context of poetry

or any other literature.

Many poems are open to interpretation. However, a lot of poems are not and are

overtly political. A reader is likely to profit from some knowledge of the poet’s previous

days and epoch. The quantity of knowledge required to clearly comprehend the poem

depends on us and our encounter with the poetry. It is possible also for a big shot poet

with a deep backdrop in poetry to be unacquainted with certain relations or

implications in a poem. This is for the reason that poems are made of words that

acquire new meanings over different moments in time. And to successfully gauge these

changing meanings, one has to be knowledgeable to do complete justice to the

understanding of the text.

Knowledge in my view, just accentuates the reader experience of reading poetry

because it equips him/her to analyze it contextually. Knowledge cannot be dangerous to

your health, but a life saver
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F. (1999). Western Wind. Boston, MS.: McGraw Hill.1) The way to deal with a complicated subject is to look at it part by part.

The article is an excerpt from John Frederick Nim 's Western Wind: An Introduction to

Poetry and draws an analogy between how poetry and human nature coexist and have

similar nature. The nature of poetry follows from the nature of us humans. Human

experiences comprises of Image, which arouse; Emotions, which we express; Words,

which we produce physically; Sound, which gives tonality to our thoughts; Rhythm and

Mind, which is used to comprehend all the other elements. In a good poem, all these

elements work together. Despite being inter related, they also work individually. To deal

with the tricky concoction of all elements in a poem, it is important to deal with each

element, that is, imagery, diction and rhythm, separately.

The way to deal with a complicated subject is to look at it part by part. This stands true

even in human life because more than anything, a methodical approach, which is the

employment of a suitable procedure to break down a problem into minor pieces is

necessary to solve it. With this, each smaller piece becomes an easier problem to
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