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The Art of Poetry Ars Poetica by Vincent Huidobro is an open style poem which concerns the key elements of a poem and what emotions should be evoked while reading this type of melodic literature The poems key theme throughout each and every stanza deals with the type of images the mind should create while a poem is being read and also the capabilities these images present towards the mind and its imaginative skills Huidobro states in the last two lines of the first stanza Let all the eye sees be created and the soul of the listener tremble Huidobro 4-5 I feel that this excerpt states the poems focus very well in that when reading a poem the audience should either be drawn to creating a very vivid image of all which is occurring in the composition or moved to an intense dramatic state through the poems experience and explicit imagery Vincent Huidobros Ars Poetica captures the essence of poetry extremely well for he not only relays what effects a good poem should have on the audience but he does in the fashion of a poem almost seemingly in jest I have read one to many poems that seem to create an image which only exists in the writers mind and is inevitably impossible to create in ones head through the poems content alone The piece may be dealing with a situation that is personal only to the composer and it really has no effect on anyone who is not knowledgeable of all the different aspects which might make up the poems body While this could still be grounds for a great poem many times I muse that they these personal type of poems are only to personal On the other hand I believe that if every poem personal or not were constructed to the form presented in Ars Poetica there would not be such hatred towards poems because of the
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