Sunday, June 16, 2013

How To Read A Poem

FUNNY WOMEN #102: How To Read A Poem - The Rumpus.net:

J.J. Abrams has made Star Trek into poetry. Suck it, haters.
To fully understand poetry, familiarize yourself with the elements of a poem, such as meter, which is 3.28 feet. Scan the poem, ideally in Photoshop, so you can correct the color balance and add lens flares, etc. Look for any images (from the French images). Images include trees, flowers, moonlight; in some cases all three. Circle each image and write “image” in the margin, so you won’t forget them, as to make them memorable. There are similes and metaphors also (you learned about these in third grade and can disregard them). Some poems rhyme–these are what’s known as old-timey poems.

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