By Rodriqua Briggs, Features Writer

Keenan has created a Writing Club for students who are interested in expressing themselves. Every Wednesday from 3:20 to 4:20, the students meet to practice and have fun with their rhyming and feelings in poetry. Seniors Shardai Figgures, Deja Williams and Mrs. Jessica Miller, English teacher, discussed their opinions on poetry.

“Poetry is written in lines, not sentences,” Miller said. “It reflects many forms traditional and nontraditional.”

Poetry is a form of writing in which special intensity is given to the expression of feelings and ideas by the use of distinctive style and rhythm.

“Poetry defines me in every way,” Figgures said. “I can express myself through it.”

Inspiring people to do poetry is an awesome thing to do because poetry helps people find themselves.

“When inspiring people to listen to poetry, I’ll show them and let them listen to Mary Oliver, The Journey,” Miller said.

Poetry is full of emotions. Life creates poetry; it’s based off of what people are going through. Poetry deals with having to write stories and perform. People snap instead of clap.

The key to reading poetry is to read it through but to find one’s voice throughout the poem.

“Poetry tends to give general truths while history gives particular facts,” Williams said.

Poetry is what people make it.

 

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