Defining Poetry: The Concept Of Poetry

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2.2 Concept of Poetry Etymologically the term derives from the poetry of Greece poites, meaning building, shape, maker. In the words of latin poets, meaning build, cause. According to (Wolosky 2011, p. 4) the poem is an art of word choice made up of the chosen words. Its means that poem consist of a variety of words which chosen by author. The process of these chosen words is called diction. In chosen words authors have to use the appropriate words with the content of those poem. Poetry is the order of the words chosen and strung together to cause the effect and the power of touch, of course with the broader intent. Words or more broadly, indeed has the forces, resources, and power as a superb touch. It is these forces which explored the author…show more content…
According to S. T Coleridge (D Lumban, 2012), a well known writer, poetry is the product of the poet’s imagination and the best words in the best order. William Wordsworth (defining poetry) says that the poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility: the emotion is contemplated till, by a species of reaction, the tranquility gradually disappears, and an emotion, kindred to that which was the subject of contemplation, is gradually produced, and does itself actually exist in the mind. Edgar Allan Poe says that the poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty. It’s sole arbiter is with intellectual or with the conscious it has only collateral…show more content…
A complete poetry is one where emotion, though and words become a written from that has meaning. Poetry is a form of literature that uses the words beautiful and rich in meaning. The beauty of a poem is caused by the diction; figure of speech, rhyme, and rhythm are contained in the literature. The wealth of meaning contained in the poem due to the compaction of all elements of the language. Language used in the poem is different from the language that we use every day. Poetry uses language that is concise, but its meaning is very rich. The words are used figuratively, which contains a lot of interpretation. Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; it is not the expression of personality, but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those who have personality and emotions know what it means to want to escape from these things (T. S. Eliot, wikiquote.org). Furthermore, poetry is the journal of the sea animal living on land, wanting to fly in the air. Poetry is a search for syllables to shoot at the barriers of the unknown and the unknowable. Poetry is phantom script telling how rainbows are made and why they go away (Carl

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