The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Poetry Themes

J. D. Mcclatchy
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The Expression of Emotion

The expression of emotion is an important theme in this book. Many poets found in this book use emotion to capture the reader's attention and to keep the reader engaged in the poem. Others use poetry to express the strong emotions they feel about themselves, their loved ones, and life. Still others use poetry as a way of studying human emotion and the power it has on mankind.

Emotion is expressed in several ways in these poems. Some of the poems are narratives that tell a story that evokes strong emotions in the readers, such as someone's death, the consequences of war, or the love that family members have for each other. Other poems express emotions in a more subtle, yet effective, manner through the use of specific language styles and imagery. Several poets use powerful adjectives, repetition of phrases, and unusual grammar to express...

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