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Effective literature has universal appeal For a selection to have universal appeal it must appeal to all readers and audiences The themes of such selections are immortal and recurring in all cultures and all time periods If a piece of literature is effective it will often last for a long time Great pieces of literature such as some of Shakespears works have universal themes and have been around for centuries as their themes continue to be relevant even today Some of the most effective literature written is poetry Much of the time poetry has a lot of symbolism similes and metaphorical language This kind of writing is often dependent on the readers interpretation of it and often has a recurring theme This makes it effective The poem Departure by F R Scott is full of similes metaphors and symbolism The theme of this poem relies heavily on your interpretation of it Scott used metaphors heavilythe whole poem is a continuing symbolic metaphor between water and his relationship with another The theme of the poem is Truly strong relationships will endure all thingstime and separation included This is an excellent theme because most people despite their age culture and circumstances can relate to it in some way For example if a thirty-year-old woman from modern-day Russia read this poem it is very likely that she would relate it back to her own relationshipsromantic or not If for example she had just moved away from her family to live in a new place it is probable that as she read the poem she would think about her family the day she left how she felt then and about the future She might think of her reunion with them and how much she loves them The poem will remind her that the bond she has with them will never be broken by distance or time In this way the poem holds a different meaning for her than it
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