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How To Read a Poem

Posted by Emily Ka. on 8/29/20 1:09 PM

You couldn’t care less about poetry, but you’ve been assigned the task of dissecting Shelley’s “Ode to the West Wind” or some other piece of romantic drivel. If this sounds like you, fear not! Like any skill, learning to read poetry can be mastered with practice and a bit of patience. Here are a few pointers to keep in mind when reading and analyzing a poem. They are applicable to poetry written in any genre, style or language.

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