Even as a young school girl, the English language fascinated me. I loved reading books and poems. English class was my favourite time of the day, and it couldn’t come sooner, and I always wished it lasted longer.
After finishing school, I took up English Literature as my Major course of study in college. I had a wonderfully fun five years of romance with the language I loved, and am still a-courting it.
The favourite part of my entire course of study was when we could do “practical work” with the language. Using the word “practical” as opposed to “theory” while speaking of a language may ring odd to some ears. But when I say practical, I mean the fun stuff – interpretation of poetry, writing stage directions and the like. Some of my most memorable classes are when we took up a poem and shred it to pieces interpreting it.
Poetry is an art that does not come to everyone. It is the conveying of a thought in a language aesthetically more pleasing than the language we use for normal everyday communication.
In this site, we will learn not just about poets, but about their lives, their works, what it means to us, and how to interpret poems. I hope that you will have as much fun reading the articles on this site as I will have presenting them to you.
If you are interested in more of my writing, please feel free to visit my blog http://musingsofsheena.blogspot.com/
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