If a poem has something to say and says it well, it will be remembered. Meanwhile, the four of us write poems. That's personal—and therefore social. "I open each session with your poem." Milton's sonnet against the Long Parliament). Prozac would probably work better. Now, I have no idea if this poem will "endure," but it was immensely gratifying that it was "of use" beyond my own desire to write it. Asking whether poetry is social is like asking if poetry can be political, a question which is raised regularly every 5 to 10 years or so. In a highly thought-provoking piece, the Poetry Foundation interviewed a few poets to probe their thoughts concerning the societal role of poetry. An individual poet may think she knows such things about poetry, but put two or more poets (let alone critics) in a room, and their so-called knowledge may reveal itself as clashing opinions or axioms—even though "social," as the antithesis of "individual," implies some ground of agreement, something shared. i was wondering if you don't mind could you by chance give me your input on how it affects peoples moods or anything that u want. It is truly another language exclusively for the writer and the reader. I solve problems with its lines—not just their lexicon, but the life breathed into form by rhythm, rhyme or meter: a riddle; a moment of joy. Emily says yes: "poetry binds solitudes," creating "a presence" in whose contemplation we "encounter ourselves" alongside other readers and writers. Certainly at this historical moment, many of us are hungry for poems that look outward, not just into the self or into what seems like another kind of narcissism, a turning away via the knee-jerk (therefore empty) "avant garde" linguistic gesture. From something you hear or read about that can spark a new poem, about everything to life's situations and the emotional responses it triggers. Is it because it is too social? We are more likely to experience great visual art in the presence of others (in museums); we might say such experience connects us more evidently than can the silent reading of verse whose authors we have never met. All, except Keats maybe, would be ignored and cast aside as personae non gratae by the critical, academic, and literary establishments: no Guggenheim for you, Mr. Shelley. The quote perfectly describes the importance of poetry in a human being’s life. Why is poetry called to duty during these crises (Major Jackson)? The kind of poetry written to make us feel better, for example, after 9/11, is pro-establishment falsification, for it lets us pull the comforter back over our heads and go on sleeping. Writing is even more of an offence to the general public. I'm not pooh-poohing poetry of witness, quite the opposite. Whitman did not know his work would inform a gay liberation movement. High school seniors Sam and Catherine will tell you what they have gotten ou… I would argue that unless you are writing and putting your poems into a drawer, or throwing them out onto a pond like Li Po, or burning them, then of course they are social, and of course they are political. The quikest way to lose the respect of friends, family and colleagues is to write poetry for them. Thank Heavens I vote Democrat!" Of plumbing and carpentry? Poetry and the sentiments involved in it do not serve the function of obtaining employment and food, housing and procreation, do not increase one's social standing and on many occasion cause discord among people due the intense opinions and sentements involved in it; this meaning one may read one's writing and be offended by the thought, image or opinion expressed in such writing. No one says, "Hey lyric soprano, make me feel better, hey basso profundo, help me understand societal problems." PS: Sorry for my bad english, I'v just started to learn this language ;)See you! Today we discussed how people view culture, and what makes people ‘cultured’ or ‘culturally trained’. The title poem of Howl and Other Poems is key, and its opening line famously defines the Beat Generation: "I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked." So maybe it's good that poetry carries this extra burden, even if it means that the idea of poetry is more necessary to people than individual poems, and that people tend not to pay attention to what's happening on the page. Stephen Burt: A clarification for Daisy Fried: I meant what plumbers do (fix pipes), not who they are or what they read. Why exclude ourselves from our own readership? Furthermore, using complex words and phrases that are not generally used in vernacular speech is a form of conciet. are some things you could consider in placing a text in ‘context’: Although any or all of these features can be important when writing about a poem, the poem itself should be at the centre of your discussion. And here's where I disagree with Daisy. An epigram, is a poem that is meant to be funny or satirical. Questions of word choice or even the language of the poetry are often informed by social values or, following Jillian Cavanaugh (2009) , social aesthetics (see also Webster 2009 ). We're talking about a global village with a YouTube tech resource beyond standard TV, films and video-on-demand. Copyright © 2007 - 2021 Revision World Networks Ltd. Our species is deeply defined by its great surges of reason, but I think it high time we return to elemental awe and wonder. I have no desire to insist on such protection, nor to deny that poems have social functions. James Merrill's poetry has a social function in the sense of "social event": it tries to produce—often, in the face of mortality, or dejection, or bodily ills—a sense that the poet has friends who get his jokes, who share his sense of things, who respond in kind. Both poets want to say something about a society, and both poets want to do something we might call "social"—to imagine, and to cause, some sense of relations that extend beyond one-on-one intimacy—but they differ in what they want to do, and in why. Whether as a form of witness, as a medium which dignifies individual speech and thought, as a repository of our cumulative experiences, or as a space where we "purify" language, poetry, like all imaginative creations, divines the human enterprise. Modern society isn't just a few billion people. As Celan wrote, "I am you / if I am." Here are a number of prompts to help you consider this issue: Gender A simple but useful question: Are the poems written by men or women? Maya Angelou, Billy Collins, as well as the more politically-minded poets like Adrienne Rich, Sonia Sanchez, and Palestinian-American poet Suheir Hammad all reach beyond mere aestheticism and challenge accepted notions of the above solipsistic poet toiling away at a few columns of free verse. Whatever you think of the folks who fix your pipes, you know roughly what they get paid to do, and why the people who pay them value their services. A poem's content matters very little to that utility. Literary works are portrayals of the thinking patterns and social norms prevalent in society. Some of the best topics to write social issue poetry about are: education, drugs, crime, racism, population control, government, neglect, abuse, war (political, religious, societal), sexism, violence, censorship, welfare, eating disorders, same-sex marriage and disease. Emily should reread the very lines she quotes if she thinks this poem is about workers "preserv(ing) a shred of self." It is a vehicle for cultural survival. Maybe no one asks mezzo-sopranos to justify their work in terms of purported political utility, but composers have long encountered such demands. Emerson named the current flowing through things divine—a fire our bodies and poems externalize. Culture is the distinctive practices and beliefs of a society. Rae Armantrout's poetry, for example, seeks—at times, it seems to despair of finding—a social function we might identify as the inculcation of skeptical thinking. "The Mill-Race" is good and usefulbecause it presents in extraordinary language an aspect of the human condition, not some false solution having to do with feel-good "relat(ing) to drained faces." Poetic insight, he wrote, "does not come by study, but by the intellect being where and what it sees, by sharing the path or circuit of things through forms, and so making them translucent to others." She has been... Major Jackson's books of poems are Holding Company (2010, Norton) and Hoops (2006, Norton), both finalists for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literature-Poetry, and Leaving Saturn (2002, University of Georgia Press), which was awarded the Cave Canem Poetry Prize for a first book of poems and was a finalist for the National Book... Emily Warn was born in San Francisco and grew up in California and Detroit. Hello!Very Interesting post! Emerson thought poems could change reality because they uncover its hardwiring, then jimmy with it. Classical literary works serve as a food for thought and encourage imagination and creativity. In particular, the poem makes use of sensory images (i.e., sight, touch, taste, smell, and sound) to describe the mask and mimics the tone or mood of the mask's original purpose. The group members are well versed and do readings, some have been published. For this reason, poetry makes everything (and, yes, nothing) happen, especially in a consumer society prone to assessing and dispensing value to everything from lap dances to teachers' salaries. Poetry is one of the most powerful forms of writing because it takes the english language, a language we believe we know, and transforms it. Will this poem end drudgery? "Compared to the writing of poetry, few other human activities take place so widely, at least in America, absent even a tacit consensus as to why we do them, what good they do, what function they serve.". Rather, they have effect of making a pefectly wonderful occasion awkward. Take, for example, bad 9/11 poems, at which I do "sniff the air." There is not one monolithic "Poetry," especially here, now in America, where people are coming to poetry from so many different languages, traditions, mythologies/cosmologies, and bringing it all to the English language. The claim that the Romantics weren't interested in politics or society (Major Jackson) can be disproved by anyone who reads Shelley, Byron, or Blake. In novels, poetry, social commentary, and the like, where language plays such an important role, we are able to briefly overlook the implication of cultural dissonance. Otherwise a poem could not bind—as many poems do bind—solitudes and make connections among readers who do not live in the same society, nor even in the same century. Here I once had a social worker approach me after a reading to thank me for writing a particular poem. "Poems are born dark," Celan wrote, because language is "loaded with world." Such poems come forth from a comparatively minor—yet compulsive—desire. A type of communication and expressiveness in a written form, poetry liberates one from sufferings, oppression and suppression on one hand, while revealing love, happiness and pleasure on the other. This volume brings together research papers on the poetry of modern Indian poets, particularly those whose poetry is less explored. Oral poetry is a wide subject that ranges from American 'folk-songs', Eskimo lyrics or popular songs, to the heroic poems of Homer and distinct epic composers in Asia and the Pacific. I think poetry ought to be taught not as an engine of meaning but as an opportunity to learn to live in doubt and uncertainty, as a means of claiming indeterminancy. I agree with Stephen Burt that if we prescribe a single ethical purpose to poetry, if we write toward an ideal, then we stymie the possibility that each poem can address a question raised by particular conditions. Culture of Nepal. Comparison of Poetry of a Different Culture We live in a society where culture and identity are very important. Poets do not know how their poems will be used in the future. So our focus on mere use strikes me as odd: is this really all we know about our poems? This is a principle deduced from the nature of culture, not from the nature of the state. Society prompts poetry (at least if you're me); poetry, in turn, can be a highly effective tool in portraying one's take on societal issues. In this way poetry can be a vehicle for messages of social justice. i love poetry and i do agree that its a art and you have to have some kind of nac for it. A headline swims into sight: "Shooting at Jewish Federation Offices Leaves 1 Dead, 5 Wounded." Rather, my point is that different poems do different things, and good poems (such as "The Mill-Race") do many things at once. In "Lapis Lazuli," Yeats insists on the gaiety of human existence alongside its tragedy. The next morning Israel bombs a Lebanese village and more than fifty people, most of them children, die. Poetry is intensely valuable to me and it always has been. Daisy Fried: People who talk about poetry's social utility often concentrate on content. Poetry binds solitudes. But they'll likely never mean as much in the public sphere, where content definitely does matter. Plato need not have stewed about poets, you seem to be saying. Once a reader has fully internalized the poem's machinations, she collects a chorus within her and is transformed. I liked how it compared culture to a flowing river, not stagnated water. Poetry's social function comes not from what it means but from what it is. "For it is not metres, but a metre-making argument that makes a poem—a thought so passionate and alive that like the spirit of a plant or an animal it has architecture of its own, and adorns nature with a new thing." Is it this capacity that will help us, better than ammo or dollars, find a way through these harrowing times? If we use any more conventional, more restrictive senses for "social"—for example, "having to do with a particular society taken as a whole," or even "having to do with people in large groups"—then there is no social function which all good poems have. Does it disclose the pathos of other human beings and the source of their suffering? What is the significance of the word "Nobody" in the poem? Emily Warn: Here is a guess at Will Shortz's crossword clue for your collective answer to our question: "A six-letter word for an art form with no public use other than the one each artist defines. Cultural relationship. Major Jackson: Daisy Fried wonders why poetry is called to duty, why it "is asked to do more than be itself," especially during moments of political or national crisis. And students I've had, not writing students, but those non-English majors taking perhaps the only English class they'll ever take, have found themselves reflected in poems, much to their surprise. No. ELIOT CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF THE ESSAY “THE SOCIAL FUNCTION OF POETRY” SUBMITTED BY: But poetry's the High Art which is also democratic: inexpensive, portable, reproducible, quickly consumed (except for epic and very difficult poetry), requiring only literacy to participate. Burt seems to be stacking and storing different types of poetry in a container ship, removed and protected from the world as it journeys across the sea. All over the world people celebrate through ceremony, with many ceremonies having cultural or religious significance. They have banished themselves from the republic, having abdicated their role as loud-mouth rousers of weeping and gnashing. How can one not relate to the drained faces of the women office workers on an evening bus, to their scant hope that, despite their misspent, dwindling hours in the service of Labor, they have preserved a shred of self? What about reading my great-grandmother's love letters, reading Studs Terkel's oral histories, contemplating Brancusi's "Bird in Flight"? To understand this, it is important to recognise that texts, such as poems, are not created in a vacuum but are the product of many influences that affect the ways in which writers write and the ways in which we read and interpret their work. And when, on the carved lapis lazuli, a man "asks for mournful melodies;/Accomplished fingers begin to play;/...their eyes,/Their ancient, glittering eyes, are gay." A ceremony allows us to acknowledge a transition or a rite of passage – a new beginning or sometimes, as a conclusion to an event in our lives. Over centuries, the poem also says, these workers have raised cathedrals, invented art. Using poetry at such times as funerals, weddings, romantic interludes, expressing sentiments to friend and family only serve the purpose making people believe the poet is merely a flattering synchophant or an overemotional needy weakling! Other forms of art and literature need not exist. And this is what Eliot means by the social function of poetry in its largest sense, “that it does, in proportion to its excellence and vigour, affect the speech and the sensibility of the whole nation” (p.22) “THE SOCIAL FUNCTION OF POETRY” BY T.S. An aubade is a poem about the arrival of the morning. Stephen Burt: What is the social function of poetry? So do many objects and events which are not poems. It isn't as limited as ever it once was. The oral tradition can take many forms, including epic poems, chants, rhymes, songs, and more. For her, the poem has value and purpose because it says something meaningful to her. Students often go wrong by writing more about the historical background or the life of the poet than about the poem itself. A long line of poets and thinkers have made great claims about poetry's social use. Late Merrill—the Merrill of "Self-Portrait in Tyvek Windbreaker"—wonders whether his poetry might resound beyond that social group. These notions make me queasy, and are treason to poetry. You can separate its content from its uses, which are to shake people from their consumer stupor and usher them into indeterminate mystery." I mean this seriously. Certainly many poems—one might say all good poems—have this effect. Daisy Fried: How about a moratorium on using plumbers and other "common" people as mythical readers of poetry? (One reason we keep seeking a "social function" despite this lack of agreement: those of us who make a living through poetry—by teaching other people how to write more of it, or by writing about it—often feel a bit guilty for getting paid.) However, this is not to say the sole purpose of poetry is to serve as social commentary. Housman did not know A Shropshire Lad would speak to people suffering the horrors of WWI. I still love these quotes that inspired me as a young poet: Louis Turco says that poetry is "saying something superbly" -, Galway Kinnell says that poetry "cultivates a tenderness towards existence", Joy Harjo says that "if I believed poetry made nothing happen, I wouldn't write it.". How can its content not matter? please. On high alert, I stop to read. Poetry can have an immediate impact in the world. Yes, there is terrible suffering; we are all going to die. I used to love poetry so much that I majored in Chinese literature. This is particularly important when comparing two writers and will be rewarded by the examiner. Poetry’s strength lies in its ability to shed a “sideways” light on the world, so the truth sneaks up on you. It occurs in every culture and from every age. If they find out you do not write occasional poetry, but use poetry or other forms of literature express one's personal thoughts or views, then that person is always viewed an an overly sentimental, concieted, arrogant, selfish introvert, who should be doing useful things with their time rather than writing words.Finally, the simple fact is people do not care about others' emotional states or thoughts, unless they have some profitable use. Kathmandu Valley has served as the country’s cultural metropolis since the unification of Nepal in the 18th Century. Stephen Burt: I hope I share Emily Warn's passionate optimism about the scope of our art form, but I either fail to understand, or cannot believe, her argument. Yet if we reject tangled relations to insist on the isolated, fragmented self of modern consciousness, then we remain self-absorbed and self-limiting—and certainly incapable of responding to the woman standing with Ahkmatova in the prison line who asked, "Can you describe this?" However, it is a powerful instructional tool and an important art to study at any age. Just ask the poet who reluctantly agrees to contribute to a wedding program, a funeral, or a political rally: the assignment pales in comparison to those poems that arise out of his own mysterious and idiosyncratic need. Such a position is necessary to our communal health. The ‘social, historical and cultural’ contexts can consist of a variety of factors. Culture grows from roots more enduring than those of the political state. Suddenly the words do not sound the same or mean the same. Though its subject matter and politics are both clear and attractive, content has very little to do with why the poem is extraordinary. They think, perhaps, that poetry Tells the Truth, or Provides Solace. If you're crawling to poems on your hands and knees, as I once heard a famous poet remark—in my view, you're not crawling to poetry. She earned degrees from Kalamazoo College and the University of Washington. What can be commonly said about a skeptic who turns for clarity to a Rae Armantrout poem, a plumber who searches on Yahoo for a wedding toast, a harried person who seeks in poetry refuge from a grueling job, or a Guantanamo prisoner who, denied pen and paper, uses pebbles to scratch poems on Styrofoam cups? The difference between solace porn and sex porn is that solace pornographers seldom seem aware that they're making pornography. Emily Warn: After twenty-four hours of traveling, I get home to Seattle bleary-eyed. D.It is a code for "cool" in the poem. Unlike previous works, this book takes a broad comparative view and considers oral poetry from Africa, Asia and Oceania as well as Europe and America. Learn how to write a poem about Social media and share it! Solace poetry is to serious poetry as pornography is to serious art. Emily Warn seems to argue that content supplies poems' utility. Your, Raiul Baztepo. It is to facilitate communication and understanding on the deepest level, to resist tranny and oppression, to commune on the deepest levels, and to sing for all that is just and good in the world. The poem captured the imagination of writers and artists who were alienated from the dominant social forms of Dwight Eisenhower's America. It's usually a love poem expressing disappointment that an evening rendezvous has ended, such as Schuyler van Rensselaer's "Under Two Windows." Literature is simply classist and is of no use to the common man. Does the social function of poetry vary so wildly that we cannot generalize about it? 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