A Comparison And Contrast Between The Two Poems, Poetry And Modern Poetry

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“I, too, dislike it: There are things that are important beyond all this fiddle.” Poetry has been around for a long time. As the years go by poetry adapts to the time period. However, the authors have different views. Majority of them will read and enjoy all types of poem, but they have their own opinions. The new, has to be truly unique to the author and to the time period. Shakespeare still had plays that we study, but it is hard to comprehend the message behind the words. Worlds change and the literature's change with the trends. The important question is how it should change. During each time period there are people that publish their opinions, but different people have different ideas. Within Poetry and Of Modern Poetry shows the similarities and differences between the two authors, Wallace Stevens and Marianne Moore through three ways: is of the mind, it has to be genuine and it has to be unique to the people writing it.
Stevens talks about how it has to be of the mind or it have to be living and changing. Poetry will never be one thing. It is about seeing the world around them and putting the vision into words. The words are meant to describe and analyze the world. “It is reassuring to write about poetry that can dissolve the many doubts of our modern world. When the soul wonders if this planet is worth the trouble, poetry can fine tune nature's music.” (Zapata) Stevens talks about how the world is always changing and poetry has to change with it. Poetry is based off the world and the experiences people face in the world. Fitting its surroundings and the people is what makes a poem modern and something people can relate to. Poems that can be related to are the poems that people will remember. Relatable poems are the things that people will resort back to. “It has to be living, to learn the speech the place. It has to face the men of the time and to meet the women of the time.” Poems have to fit the people. Today the only time we read Homer is when we are forced to in school. Once we have read it and it is explained, then we understand. We can’t understand things that don’t pertain to the time period. The poetry has to be something straight forward and understandable. “The poem was suffused with a calm curiosity that seemed to know it wouldn't get anywhere faster by being overeager. (Osborn) Being straightforward is the way people understand things. It has to be forward and simple. The simplicity can touch people as much as the complex .Poetry is of the mind and has to continue to change with the time. Change keeps it modern.
Modern talks about how poems have to genuine or about something useful. Poetry has to be about what is real and no the imaginary ideas that feel the books. A simple thing can be lead to idea or to a meaning beyond the object, but it needs the simple object. Poets have to start to rely on objects such as items, but also events. Things that happen in a life can be just as valuable as a material object. “' Moore's...

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