Like Coral, I found the one of the most interesting parts of this interview to be the microphone testing. The crowds reaction to the recitation of the poem shows how a poem, though created by an author to explain one isolated incident, may resound within the shared experience of humanity. The crowd's appreciation for the poem shows in their response and applause. From this instance one may understand the universality of a poem. Even though each person who heard it may ascribe a different meaning to the poem, each of these separate interpretations are contained within the totality of the words. It unveils the human experience and establishes a sense of normality and community with each person there.
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