The Practice of Poetry Topics for Discussion

Robin Behn
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Why do you suppose that most of the students working on Dove's exercise "Your Mother's Kitchen" write poems that have nothing to do with their drawings? Does this mean the drawings were insignificant since few of the poems mentioned them? If the drawings are insignificant, then why does Dove require her students to produce them? Why does she not allow her students to start over again if they are not pleased with their drawings?

Poetry is full of technical terminology. Most of the terminology used in this book is not explained. Look up the definitions for the following and write them down: caesura, alliteration, metaphor, enjambment, scan, virgules and iambic pentameter.

Imagery is an important concept in the study of poetry. Think back to a time in a class when you were asked to identify images in a poem. Does your study of different...

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