LIterature Evaluation

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Literature Evaluation

When learning to read poetry, there is a lot to take into consideration. You can never go into reading poetry closed minded, you have to use the many known techniques. There are a lot of these techniques out there. One for instance, is to actually put yourself into the writing and to actively become involved. Try to see yourself actually a part of the time, era, and location of the situation being described. For the person who writes this story they carefully place descriptive attributes in the poem to help you along with the idea of the story. They also use language to describe body languages and or the mood in which the person tells you the story. Many people have found that it helps to read and reread the story or poem multiple times, so they can get a better feeling for the story and ideas implied.

In The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost, the author describes a situation where a traveler has come upon a fork in the road and has two choices in front of him. In reading the poem I found myself actually in the yellow woods, but in actuality I believe the poem is written as a metaphor vice actually being in the woods. Also in The Lesson by Toni Cade Bambara, the writer made me feel as if I were living in the era described. I could see dirty streets of New York City and feel the tension in the air as the kids of the streets followed the guidance of their teacher. Furthermore, it is believed that we should be able to read poetry and learn to read it so that we can have a better idea and feeling as to what things are...