Gold in the Ore

This chapter talks about “the sound of poetry”, how the “upness”  and “downess” of vowel sounds affect us physically in different ways. Examples are how our hearts “sinks” when we grief or how high expressions represent excitement. It also talks about how writers and readers are aware of the differences in the fifteen vowel sounds of the scale. This is a little confusing to me because it is hard for me to tell the different kind of sounds  that the authors are creating.

As the semester goes on, I think that we are getting more and more into depth of the poems. I never knew that I can search the origin of a word and use it to also help interpret the meanings in the poem.  I think the classes are helpful because I wouldn’t think that the poems can be interpreted in different ways. It helps me open my eyes to see that a poem can mean different things to different people. My definition of poetry has not changed but it helped me expand my thinking.

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1 Response to Gold in the Ore

  1. Keren Gedeon says:

    Yes looking up the origin of a word can be really helpful in understanding a particular poem. The meaning of words or the way a word is used sometimes changes in time. So the way we use a word now may not mean the same thing as how the poet meant it.

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