My understanding of poetry is average, in that I understand basic concepts, symbolism and such. However, I face difficulty in understanding the technical terms that are used, even though I may recognize their use.
I feel that when it comes down to understanding a poem, technical poetic terms have less value. Their function is to enhance the poem and its use of language. Basic understanding and comprehension can come to those who don’t know what sibilance is.
With this unit, I hope to understand poetic terms better and simultaneously improve my knowledge and ability to decipher symbolism.