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What other ways has poetry been defined?

Different Poetic Paths

Poetry has been defined as a way of writing. In the early 1960s, Robin Skelton writes that poetry is difficult to define. It is well known that between poets, critics, and the captivated readers of poetry there’s been staggering disagreements. One could argue, that a poem “works”, simply because it affects someone else in a “deeply private level”.[1] Skelton, Poetry, pg. 1 However, once we enter the “professional” arena, it is not about this “feeling” but about form and execution. For example, Robin Skelton writes that the following poem is not an achieved poem but could that it become one:…

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