Why Poetry Essay
From many centuries ago, people from all around the world has used words to express one’s emotions without directly saying its actual meaning but merely writing it in a form onto a piece of paper. The phrase “read between the lines” essentially means looking for the meaning within the words played on. The meaning of the words are divided by how effective the poet can interpret it through the use of words and what actual meaning these words are actually being displayed. To allow further understand of what the poet’s actual meaning of the poem is by “reading between the lines”. Poetry are used all around the world to expression one’s emotion and one’s stances to what they believe in or what must be done to take that stances. One of the best ways that many people has found to express themselves is through poetry that can be placed and expressed in a whole idea of meaning into a certain form of literary devices that can be easier to write it out than explaining the whole idea or thought. Essentially, popularizing the whole idea of poetry that we know now today.
Poetry has become so essential to our everyday living style that it shows up everywhere around the world. Back when internet has not yet been created, poets had a lot of trouble in delivering the messages to the world. Though, with the click of a button or with the help of a search engine today, one can find a poem that was written back in the nineteen hundreds. Now that times have changed and one’s life style has evolved around the use of technology to communicate with one another around the world. For example, poets today have created personal blogs to express one’s idea or to create poems through blog websites such as http://www.wordpress.com, http://www.weebly.com, http://www.blog.com, and etc…. Poets allow themselves to use blogs to better deliver and to better express these hidden messages underneath the poems that are created and posted onto blogs for thousand or maybe millions of people to see and understand the stance. This is why modern poetry today has become such a huge revolutionary expressive format that delivers the messages with a post of a poem.
Since the two great world wars, poems are used to express poets emotion towards war and to express each soldiers experience throughout the war. There has be many poems discovered written by soldiers in the trenches that expresses the idea of war. One of the most famous poem from the war is “In the Flanders Field” written by a soldier, John McCrae. McCrae creates the idea and image of what the war was like and the after affect. Taking this idea of expressing what a war is like, many has started to a stance. Taking a stance is an important characteristic that each individual has to develop and make the world a better understandable place for people to live. Especially, since the announcement of another war in January 2003, America against Iraq, there has been many war poets against war. Many individual poets has writing to a website called Poets Against War [http://poetsagainstthewar.org/displaypoem.asp?AuthorID=47648#453125469]. This website that takes in response of poets idea of a war and posts it for everyone to see. It is evident that a whole community of people around the world has at least an opinion about the war, whether or not it involves one’s individual community or not. Through, the use of technology of today many people around the world are able to express emotions and thoughts about the war through these websites like “War Poetry”[http://www.warpoetry.co.uk/iraq_war_03.htm] without the use of verbal or physical action be used. Therefore, it is evident that poems are strong words that expreses the opinion and ideas towards the whole idea of a war breaking out.
Through the years, one can see that poetry is a strong lasting memory of poets who can express emotions and ideas towards a stance through different types of means that holds a hidden message.