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Why Do People Write or Read Poetry What a boring subject Poetry I could never understand why anyone would like to write or read poetry The idea of a person that has nothing to do but ponder on lifes experiences of happiness life death or sorrow and put in to lyrics makes me feel that either that author has nothing better to do in life flaky maybe heshe is crazy or even a whiner When I think of poetry it reminds me of a satirical recording done in the early 70s by two comedians Cheech and Chong The Big Bambu In that recording a character Sister Mary Elephant decided to recite a poem As the good sister started off with the first verse The birds fly to the apple tree the bumble bee kissed the flower tree the class starts to fall asleep with auditable snoring Eventually Sister Mary Elephant is annoyed by the snoring and yells Class Class Wake Up That was classically humorous Whats really funny about poetry is that most people I spoke to have the same feeling about it Their perception of poetry as well as mine is like listening to flowery words of love that its purpose is to bring warm fuzziness to the reader However since I am required to make an analysis of the different types and styles of poets I will make an attempt to write about three poems and perhaps what motivated each author Maybe this will answer part of my questions and not take a comical view of poetry The initial poem I read and research was a poem that we read in class Strange Fruit by Allan Lewis The reason why I picked this poem was that the words were written in a form of allusion of an African- American hanging from a tree The most eerie words from this poem were from the two verses the first was in the
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