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Understanding Poetry Is More Straightforward Than You Think

Understanding Poetry Is More Straightforward Than You Think

The New York Times - By MATTHEW ZAPRUDER

Do you remember, as I do, how in the classroom poems were so often taught as if they were riddles? What is the poet really trying to say here? What is the theme or message of this poem? What does this word “purple” or “flower” or “grass” really mean? Like classical music, poetry has an unfortunate …

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