Importance of Poetry
Importance of Poetry
Poetry is essentially the blend and correlation of thoughts and experiences. It reflects what the individual considers, the circumstances he contemplates over, obstructions he confronts in every period of his life, issues he handles and so on shares incredible connection with the life of human. Man bears an extremely passionate and nostalgic nature, that is, he cannot live alone. Everybody needs companions to talk, to share happiness and moments of distress, to commend and to appreciate. On the other hand, a person who is not honored by this preeminent endowment of God meanders solitarily. There are persons who then pick pen as their only companions and write verses regarding the obstacles and hindrances of their life. They impart it to their pen and paper. These lines turn into an enormous induction, which give them comfort. In this way, at the most essential level, poetry is critical because it makes us think; it makes us ponder over the bewildering potential outcomes of language. It is a compelling way to re-captivate a world we underestimate.
I have chosen three poems, which perfectly demonstrates and supports Iskov’s ideas of why poetry is important. The selected poems are, “All the world’s a stage” by William Shakespeare, “The Chariot” By Emily Dickinson and “Nothing but Death” by Pablo Neruda. They all symbolized in their poetry that it gives voice to an individual. Iskov has explained the same phenomena that this voice is utilized to express a variety of things. Individuals use poems and verses to express how they feel when they think they are misconstrued. Words and writing give you a chance to look from others' perspective, and this is what makes the poetry important and true. Poets have thought of it to express true feeling that is regularly stowed away. Writers keep in touch to show that individuals have felt certain things before which another person may be encountering at an alternate time. It permits to see across the surface on the other side of the wall. In some case, this is carried out through allegories or other theoretical ways, which make the reader, think and get involved into the portrayed story. Poetry gives words to beauty and art to communicate. Discovering and utilizing words to fit precisely how you need them to require significant investment and thought. At the point when individuals read poetry, they have opportunity to truly see the world with a percentage of the extravagant accessories stripped away; it gives them a chance to focus on the points of interest, which remain. Verses regularly depict life and enlighten parts of it utilizing flashes of symbolism. Iskov demonstrated poetry as language of life which makes us understand the true meaning of it, exactly like the Shakespeare did in his poem “All the world’s a stage”, in which he compared the world with a stage show and people as its characters, who are there just to perform their part and move on. He has explained man’s whole journey of life in those few lines, every word every stance turns it into a real moving picture and the reader get completely involved in it and it seems like the story of his own life. Just as if Iskov gave the example of an elephant, how poetry turns a thought to an imagination.
Another mesmerizing fact about the poetry is it turns even pain to a great pleasure. Iskov said it in these words,” Even painful experience is pleasurable when poetry romanticizes hard labor, poverty, and even death.” This is where the poet’s true talent comes out; it can be judged how strongly his words hypnotize the audience and how beautifully he makes them hit their heart and convince them to be flown with it. Dickinson’s poem themed about death is a wonderful example of it. She contrasted the death with living heart, which is going through the last moments of being alive. Death is not something individuals have a tendency to ponder. In Dickinson's "The Chariot,” the female speaker contrasts succumbing with death as a chariot ride passing places she has been a major part of her life. It is portrayed, as death is a nobleman taking a woman out for a drive, which sketch out a picture to imagine and completely abolishes the harsh and dreadful image of death. Poem shed a light of acknowledgement of death to the people of the world who has been taught to fear it, however in distinctive extremes. Art of personification is keenly utilized in the poem to refine demise and separates in view of the certain aspects that writer provides for Death as a character. Death is exemplified in a way that makes Death a dynamic executor that is consistently nearby the speaker. The speaker reliably eludes to Death as a partner, utilizing the words "we" and "us.” By using such representation, the poet sets up the idea that the death has been a close partner of her. It demonstrates the time length she must have gone through with Death, and this correlates with the Iskov’s ideas that the poetry make us realize and see the hidden realities of life. Death is a partner of our life, and it has been there with us at every step until we reach the time to face it. In the poem, each picture is exact and, besides, not only excellent, however inseparably intertwined with the focal thought which broadens and escalates everything perfectly.
The third poem I chose is “The Tuft of Flowers” by Robert Frost. This poem truly explains the Iskov’s concept that poetry makes the human to think and look beyond the surface. Apparently, the poem is about nature and its beautiful shades and colors but going deep down the poet’s words, it actually tells us his internal condition heart by painting it on the canvas of nature. The speaker goes to a field to turn the grass that has been cut there. He feels friendless. The poet is lonely "As all must be." However, almost as he leaves himself miserably to this isolation, a butterfly catches his consideration. It leads him to a tuft of flower that the trimmer left standing. The delight that must have made the mower realize and appreciate the beauty of a flower is transferred through the sight of the blossoms, to the speaker. This stirs in the speaker a feeling of connection with the mower. It banishes his depression. He feels now as though he were working with the trimmer side by side. It is a depression more significant than the interim forlornness of a morning used unaccompanied; rather, it is the dejection of the complete human condition.
So in short, Iskov demonstrated the importance of poetry in the best possible way, which can be seen while reading these poems. One would clearly agree with his ideas and thoughts of why poetry is important for not only human to exist but also to make him understand the true and real meaning of life and his relationship with nature.
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