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  • I love it.

    15 35.71%
  • I hate it.

    6 14.29%
  • It's okay, I guess.

    7 16.67%
  • Some poems I really like, Some I don't like.

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    Default Do you like poetry?

    I have noticed the topic of poetry has come up in a lot of different threads and I was interested to see what break down is like between the poetry lovers, the poetry haters and those that don't care much either way.

    I also wanted to bring up the idea of liking some poems, or types or poems but not others. Some people seem to lump all peotry together but there are some very different types.

    I don't care for most of the poems I studied in school. I am very fond of the new generation of poetry that you have at the poetry slams. This is poetry made to be heard, not read, and the delivery of it is often very dramatic. Poetry slams seem to take place mostly in urban areas and people rhyme about things that are meaningful to them. The poems are full of emotion (without being trite), personal experiences, and serious subjects. There isn't a whole lot going on about flowers and trees.

    One of the best examples I have heard of this is Def Poetry - on cable TV. There were not very many episodes but you can get it on DVD.

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    I like some poetry a lot and others very little. Slam poetry for some reason irritates me. Maybe it is the delivery. Maybe I am just an old-fogey when it comes to poetry.
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    Ah, I love poetry readings.. I used to go to this coffee shop in Santa Ana called the Gypsy Den and they had open mic/poetry reading. It was pretty sweet. Great atmosphere.

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    I don't like linguistic poetry, but I'm sure I can distort the conventional definition of poetry into a definition that will make me respond favorably to poetry. Such as visual poetry. I seem to be dazzled, for example, by an operatic film sequence. I'm interested in how science and art are combined. I think it's poetic. So in that way, I guess you can say I do like poetry. But I don't like poetry in the conventional sense.

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    I'm trying, but I'm pretty ignorant.

    I even have my own thread at INTPc to help educate myself.

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    Oh yeah, and I like limericks.

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    I love great poetry and loathe awful contrived poetry.

    I consider lyricists to be poets too.

    I am a poet and I know it. Some of my poetry sucks, and some of my poetry rocks, but most of it's above decent.

    Bukowski, Shakespeare, Ani DiFranco, Trent Reznor, and many other poets I cannot think of right now, rock my ENFP world.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IF3157 View Post
    I like some poetry a lot and others very little. Slam poetry for some reason irritates me. Maybe it is the delivery. Maybe I am just an old-fogey when it comes to poetry.
    Slam poetry is the best! Except when every single poet gets up there talking about the Struggle. I'm all about that too, but lighten up a little plz. The last one I went a woman recited a couple pieces about proper etiquette when approaching a customer service rep and one about the Struggle and she won.

    I was an English major who pretty much hated poetry.

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    Slam poetry makes me weak in the knees, it evokes soooooooo much out of me, to say that I love it would be a gross understatement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by proteanmix View Post
    Slam poetry is the best! Except when every single poet gets up there talking about the Struggle. I'm all about that too, but lighten up a little plz. The last one I went a woman recited a couple pieces about proper etiquette when approaching a customer service rep and one about the Struggle and she won.

    I was an English major who pretty much hated poetry.
    I don't know . . . I am put off by predictability, and like you said it often seems about "the struggle". It seems less authentic to me because it is like they clothe themselves in "the struggle" in order to make poetry. The struggle, not their own light, makes them sing.
    But mostly, I think it rubs me the wrong way because I hate direct, obvious emotional appeals to my own emotions, and the aggressiveness of it makes me feel like I am being conned into feeling. I just thought of one guy who was ever so doltishly earnest yet contrived that I wanted to slap him.

    Funny, I was not an English major yet love (some) poetry.
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