We were asked in our first blog posts to define poetry. I found that poetry cannot simply be defined, it is something ambiguous. I felt poetry to be something that is experienced by individual readers and therefore has no one true meaning. After a few class discussions, i have begun to discover a recurring similarity between all of the poems that we’ve discussed. The ability for a reader to interpret poetry and dissect it into so many different parts, explanations, and meanings, that the original face image of a poem is warped into something that can be so abstract, that the poem can no longer be looked at without provoking a creative thought about it. I realized this during a class discussion on “The Sick Rose” by William Blake; our class had spent so much time dissecting every word within the poem that at the end of our discussion, the poem now had multiple meanings and personal viewpoints. I am finding that throughout the course of this semester, I am delving further into the meaning of a poem more than i have before, and going beyond just reading between the lines. I feel that its possible that I am over-analyzing the poems now, and this could prove to be a problem.