The Triggering Town: Lectures and Essays on Poetry and Writing - The Triggering Town Summary & Analysis

This Study Guide consists of approximately 19 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The Triggering Town.
This section contains 410 words
(approx. 2 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy The Triggering Town: Lectures and Essays on Poetry and Writing Study Guide

The Triggering Town Summary and Analysis

Hugo begins this chapter by drawing a parallel between writing poetry and writing news stories. News stories, he writes, use language merely to communicate information. In order to write good poetry one must weaken the bonds between the words and the subject and strengthen the bonds between the words and the writer. Hugo then writes about the triggering subject in poetry as if it were a town or towns. He uses this illustration of the triggering town also to explain why one shouldn't write a poem about something with which they are too emotionally involved. The home town represents situations that the writer is familiar with but has too many emotional ties to allow them to write a good poem. Although a person is more comfortable in their home town, they also know too much about the...

(read more from the The Triggering Town Summary)

This section contains 410 words
(approx. 2 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy The Triggering Town: Lectures and Essays on Poetry and Writing Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
The Triggering Town: Lectures and Essays on Poetry and Writing from BookRags. (c)2016 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.