What Is The Point Of Analising A Poetry Poem?
Increasing Our Understanding Of Poetry
The more we learn about anything the more it becomes interesting. With someone who can tell us about what we see or hear- or what we've read- is a way of increasing our understanding in why they produced it. It may also mean one particular moment. We also need to pay attention to word choice. Manuscript drafts can be enlightening, showing how much effort was expended in order to find the most appropriate expression.
Whether we like a poem or not, we should be able to recognize the craftsmanship that has gone into making it. Studying poetry is a different matter and requires some background understanding of what those stylistic techniques might be, within which poets have written through out different periods of history.
It is difficult to produce something you feel really expresses what you want to convey. Emotional outpourings may not be successful on paper. Words Scribbled down in the heat of a moment may have some validity in conveying that intensity. If they were later revised in general might they be more satisfactory?
Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings. You don't have to agree with anything about what poetry is or how best to achieve it. Writer's don't always aim to express personal experiences often a persona is created. In the 1950' an artist with skilled craftsmanship would cut and cut again whatever you write to be able to revise without showing seam it stresses the notion of a skilled poet.
Very few poems would ever conform to a perfectly regular metrical pattern. The effect of that would be very boring indeed: Imagine being restricted to using only certain words. Poets therefore often include trochaic or anapestic or dactylic words or phrases within what are basically iambic lines, in order to make them more interesting and suggestive, also to retain normal pronunciation. If a poem rhymes, then considering how the rhyme works is very important. Rhyme schemes can be simple or highly intricate and complex. Considering why a particular rhyme pattern was chosen and trying to assess it's effects are always worth the extra time invested in research.