First I would like to start off by saying that I really enjoyed listening to Elizabeth Alexander talk about Poetry. There are three things in particular that stood out to me. First is when Elizabeth talks about the word Love. I agree with her in the fact that Love can be seen as just pleasure, or generalized as a happy word. Love can mean so much more like she mentions: sober, grave, or deep responsible. The word love is a word that should not be taken lightly. Instead, Love should be seen as one of the hardest things to achieve.
Another thing that caught my attention during the podcast was when Mrs. Alexander mentioned how she used questions she didn't know the answer to in her poems. To me this just shows how crucial poetry is to the world. It is not just a form of literature. Instead, poetry is way for a person to express themselves freely and time to reflect from all the craziness in the world.
The last thing I really like about Elizabeth Alexander's interview was how she talked about the difference between writing a poem and writing a novel. She used some examples from her fellow colleagues: One started a poem while waiting for her internet to work and another started a poem while at home with her kids sick. This again shows me how important poetry is to the world. Poetry is one type of literature where you can write it in any situation. To me it seems that if poetry is something that everybody can relate too.
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