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I can't stand poetry

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I can't stand poetry

Post by Maxcady10001 » November 7th, 2017, 5:55 pm

It doesn't matter how much of it I read, I just don't get any enjoyment out of reading poetry. I do, however, enjoy reading novels and some non-fiction. I've never heard anyone else say this, is this very unusual?

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Re: I can't stand poetry

Post by Skydude » November 8th, 2017, 12:17 am

I personally enjoy poetry, it uses language as A medium to confer an emotion through the use of expressionism rather than description this gives it artistic value, but like all art it relies on the observer to be moved by it in some way. I know A few people who are not moved by it as much as I am so I wouldn't say it's bad or anything to not get it, I would compare it to two friends looking at contemporary art one might see A beautiful message conveyed by the simplicity while the other sees A square in A circle and is relatively unimpressed.

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Re: I can't stand poetry

Post by Steve3007 » November 8th, 2017, 3:39 am

I like some poetry. I dislike some other poetry.

-- Updated Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:20 pm to add the following --

For completeness: There is a third category of poetry to which I am indifferent.

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Re: I can't stand poetry

Post by Maxcady10001 » November 8th, 2017, 10:56 am

I have to ask, which category?

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Re: I can't stand poetry

Post by Chili » November 8th, 2017, 11:25 am

I think of myself as not liking poetry, but there are plenty of music lyrics I like.

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Re: I can't stand poetry

Post by Maxcady10001 » November 8th, 2017, 11:34 am

I was hesitant to post this because of music lyrics, but then it occurred to me, I don't read lyrics, or experience them without the sound of music. Without which, I probably could not stand lyrics. I certainly can't read lyrics now without mentally putting them to a musical sound, so I won't know if I enjoy a song's lyrics alone.

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Re: I can't stand poetry

Post by Chili » November 8th, 2017, 11:48 am

The true stereotype that poets are poor say something about the marketability of this form of art.

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Re: I can't stand poetry

Post by Ostinoss » November 20th, 2017, 5:57 am

I think that I'm not a fan of poetry as well (in its pure form). But I like old-school hip-hop and lyrics with a lot of figures of speech for the description of images

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Re: I can't stand poetry

Post by Recallthehorizon » November 20th, 2017, 11:55 am

There is some poetry which of course is worth the name just as much as the Turner prize is awarded for art.Throw a pile of goat poo on the floor and yes you have a winner.

Poetry is subjective,like music.I like the poetry of Thomas Hardy but of course according to some he is not a poet.I like Emily Bronte but other renowned poets go way over my head such as Ginsberg while I love the Kerouac novels,Laurie Lee,Dorothy Wordsworth.

My rule is this.If you don't like it don't read it no matter what others say.We are all different.

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Re: I can't stand poetry

Post by BroderickM » November 20th, 2017, 12:29 pm

I admire the masterful use of language in poetry, when it's good anyway. I'm not too crazy about the form itself though.

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Re: I can't stand poetry

Post by Maxcady10001 » November 21st, 2017, 12:43 am

That's a good rule.

-- Updated November 21st, 2017, 12:44 am to add the following --

I spoke too soon, that's how a cognitive bias is developed.

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Re: I can't stand poetry

Post by LuckyR » November 21st, 2017, 4:25 am

Chili wrote:I think of myself as not liking poetry, but there are plenty of music lyrics I like.
Then, I guess you like (some) poetry.
"As usual... it depends."

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Re: I can't stand poetry

Post by Steve3007 » November 21st, 2017, 9:02 am

My favourite piece of poetry from a song is the line "The ghost of electricity howls in the bones of her face" from Visions of Johanna by Bob Dylan.

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Re: I can't stand poetry

Post by Namelesss » December 9th, 2017, 7:42 pm

Maxcady10001 wrote:
November 7th, 2017, 5:55 pm
It doesn't matter how much of it I read, I just don't get any enjoyment out of reading poetry.
Amen, brother! *__-
Once upon a time, I did enjoy the likes of Gibran and Kipling, etc...
But now I have no use for the trifling frippery of frantic neurotics.
Oddly enough, I do poet now and again, but I want to slap myself afterward...
And I never remember it.

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Re: I can't stand poetry

Post by Frost » January 27th, 2018, 7:41 pm

Maxcady10001 wrote:
November 7th, 2017, 5:55 pm
It doesn't matter how much of it I read, I just don't get any enjoyment out of reading poetry. I do, however, enjoy reading novels and some non-fiction. I've never heard anyone else say this, is this very unusual?
I dislike poetry and fiction; I can only read non-fiction. Any fiction must be a movie or a video game but that is infrequent.

I understand that poetry is a different method of communication and attempts to communicate the ineffable. No problem with that. I just don't like how emo it feels.

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