The point that Alexander made that I connected with the most was her discourse on the power of individual words. Obviously, the many words in the English language that represent the same idea have certain connotations, but I hadn't really considered the weight involved in the selection of each word. When she mentioned the excitement of children to new words I thought of my younger brother and the way he would retain words he heard that he found interesting. I recall him commenting at age four that he didn't want to play outside because it was a sweltering day. I also loved her point about poetry being the art form of the common people. Particularly in this age, poetry has become less of a highbrow form and more something that anyone can relate to in some way. Loved looking at Alexander's "Ars Poetica" and the story about "The Kitchenette Building."
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