Poetry Is Not A Luxury Analysis

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One aspect of writing and language that the author says is important is poetry. Lorde explains how poetry is, “illumination” because through it you can voice your thoughts with words that have deeper meanings, which stimulate people to feel. When voices can be heard, changes can be made. For Lorde, once voices are heard people’s reactions result in change, towards a more equal world for women, especially women of color. The title of the essay, “Poetry is not a Luxury” is meant to abolish the belief that poetry is only for the privileged, but for the people who have been continually oppressed. She believes that poetry is a radical tool that is necessary, “our poems formulate the implication of ourselves, what we feel within and dare make real
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