How does the poetic devices affect the audience?
Poetic devices affect the audience in many ways. One of them is feelings. Poems have poetic devices that can deeply show how the author was feeling. This helps you to understand how the audience can feel for the author or what it is about. For example if the author uses the metaphor he is a strong lion. This can prove that he is passionate about the person. The author also has a feeling about the person that he is powerful and strong and is fearless. Poetic devices can also affect by teaching the audience life lessons. It helps them in not ideal situations and what to do. It tells about how to be a better and improved person. For example if the author uses words that really impact how the audience thinks. When they are out in the world they would think differently in the situation.
Did any of the poems you read about family help you to understand your own family or other people’s family in a different way?
Poems about family really had an effect about my daily life and what I do. They make me think what I should be doing and how I should react. I should be more thankful for what I get and appreciate my sibling and parents. For example for my poetry box I did a poem called “Those Winter Sundays”. This poem is about a child who is the author realising what the father did and what his father gone through. It also talks about in winter as a harsh condition. The father stills goes and works hard to make money to support his family. This helped me to understand what I should be doing for my parents to make their lives better and easier. This is because of how much they are doing for me already.
Some of you may have started the unit not liking poetry too much. If that is the case, do you have a more positive attitude toward poetry now? Why or why not?
When the unit started I was a little bit nervous to what I will expect for the new unit. To me I first thought poetry is supposed to be more heartwarming towards other people. Later I realised the endless possibilities in poetry. You can be as creative as you want compared to other writing styles. I have eventually led up to a point where I enjoy listening to a variety of poems and trying to figure out why it was created and the deep meaning behind the poem. Poems always has something new for you to learn. Even if you read the same poem twice you will get a new perspective towards it. With the units I had a good time creating connections and how they are all really related. Overall, poetry is a huge range with poems that can give you a variety of feelings. This is what gives me a positive attitude towards poetry.