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All literary works of extraordinary merit have been written by men capable of deep feeling and beautifully expressing their feelings through the medium of poems. We are all linked by a sentimental relationship that connects us with the ties of humanity.
We are similar because we go through the same joys and sorrows, through the same illusions and disappointments. The supreme law of living makes us equals, and to a greater or lesser degree, we all feel euphoria and depression, sadness and happiness, hope and disappointments.
Poets and philosophers hold power to explain those intimate moments of the life of a human being. The poets hold power to pour their emotions into a poem conceptually and explain the deep states and movements of the spirit. They likewise translate the emotions to a concrete language that demonstrates the same complex and subtle realities of the human soul.
Thus, it is not only joy that poets can communicate with their verses, but also sadness, despair, anguish, pain, doubt, hatred, love, compassion, desire, admiration, faith, veneration, and hope. They can also communicate all the feelings and emotions that, in general, can have a place in the soul of a human being.
The Art of Poetry
A great poet is one who is able to make us vibrate with indignation at injustice, and also the one who can make us shudder with a slight and delicate pleasure with the fragrance of a flower.
And a great poet is the one who knows how to penetrate to the deepest part of our soul and to scrutinize the most hidden feelings there in order to express them later with precise, adequate, concrete and at the same time, universal and valuable words.
Such feelings make up fora vast range of poems written by celebrated poets throughout the world. It is not humanly possible to go through the numerous poems published in this part of the work without noticing that the feelings expressed in them and those that awaken in us vary constantly.
But the great miracle of poetry consists precisely in the admirable utility of theme which lends itself to the expression of such diverse emotions. Poetry forces us to feel and communicates the exultant joy of the winning soldier or the correspondent lover, the deep the sadness of the father who has lost his son or the exile who leaves the beloved limits of his homeland.
Because poetry is not, like philosophy, the work of reflective intelligence, which uses concepts, but, on the contrary, it is a product of the creative imagination, which expresses the profound life of human emotions.
The Science of Poetry
When I say the science of poetry, I mean the immense talent and deep intellect that goes into a writing a poem of value that moves the readers. Poetry is and has been a medium through which human emotions are expressed through the utmost clarity and precision. Poetry is the feelings of lovers put forth in words and the cries of a grief-stricken father too.
Diction is an essential part of any poetic work. The kinds of words you choose play a significant role in the effect they cause on the readers. More than the literal meaning behind the words, they carry a profound connotation that is used by the poets as a weapon to provoke a deep emotional response from the audiences.
Ergo, it is an indisputable fact that poetry is aimed at communicating feelings and emotions in the best possible way while evoking an extreme undertone of pleasure and emotions from the readers.