Friday, April 10, 2015

Poetry- The Ethics and Learnings

Take into consideration that a poet has to master or 'know' what poetry is, how to read poetry, what to read and in which order, how to write, who a poet is, imagery (seven kinds), all the figures of speech like metaphor, metonymy, personification, simile, symbols, allegory, understatement, hyperbole, irony (3 kinds), musical devices like rhythm, stanza, meter, accent, stress, rime, alliteration, assonance, consonance, onomatopoeia, euphony, cacophony, dissonance, melody ,harmony, meanings, sound, tones, voice/s, style/s, structures, forms, allusion, patterns, organization, design, art, artlessness, order, chaos, presence, absence, diction, vocabulary, syntax, grammar, layers of significance, denotation, connotation, atmosphere, ambiance, moods, themes, settings, points of view, narrative techniques and along with this have social, economic, mythical, archetypal, political, religious, national, psychological, philosophical, sociological, aesthetic merits and depths in terms of content meaning he must know Life and emotions and feelings for the heart and then write poetry that partakes to the best of his abilities in all this and more and one can see why poetry is a very high calling second only to godliness. A great or real or genuine or sincere poet is therefore a real god or creator, no doubt, second only to God.

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