Philip Coates Posted August 26, 2008 Share Posted August 26, 2008 > Phil; I think the most important thing in a movie is the story. Is there an equivalent in poetry? [Chris]No, because poetry is more readily suited to a wider range of purposes:1. To tell a story ("The Highwayman") 2. To describe a physical place or scene or event ("Daffodils", "The Eagle") 3. To describe a situation ("My Last Duchess") 4. To convey a feeling or emotion ("How Do I Love Thee?") or mood 5. To persuade or give a viewpoint ("Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night", "If")6. Overlap or combinations of the preceding ("Sea Fever", "Gunga Din")---And perhaps other types I'm forgetting at the moment. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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