Poetry can both broaden and intesify an experience9...0 it can also illuminate, clarify, and deepen an occurence in a way a reader never considered.9...0poetry communicates expereince by appealing to both the thoughts and feelings of its reader.Poetry demands total response from the individual-all the intellect, senses, emotion, and imaginaTION. (CL)

All poetry, however, has an attitude, values the human condition, expresses a central idea ("theme"), and may use symbols or sound repetition to call attention to thematically important words.

Imagery: Language that appeals to the senses.

Poetry draws on many kinds of language magic. The imagery of a poem involves direct sensory images of sight, sound, touch, smell, or taste.(...) because most [people] are visual-minded, they respond readily to the picture-making quality of poetry.(CL)

becSimile: A figure of speech that makes a comparison between two seemingly unlike things by using a connective word such as, like, as, than, or resembles.

ause the language of poetry is so compressed, every word must be made to convey the meaning of the poem.(CL)

Personification: A kind

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