Dear Ms. Maio,
I consider either my villanelle or my ekphrastic poem to be my best. I consider my villanelle to be one of my best because I was able to take full advantage of this poem form. By this I mean that I took advantage of the repeating lines having the theme of each stanza somewhat relate to the repeated line. I also personally like my ekphrastic poem because it takes an insightful look into the artwork. As I quote “But to those who knew her, – who did she become?”. I feel that this along with the rest of the poem make it unique and insightful.
Considering what I liked about my ekphrastic poem, it being insightful and somewhat complex. I feel by comparison it makes my couplet poem seem, at least in my eyes particularly crude or childish. so if I were to revise it I Would make it a littlle more elegant.
I find that writing poetry has greatly impacted how I write and think about writing. Poetry and the art of it, before doing this unit would often times completely confuse me. I would have no idea what I was doing when reading or writing poetry. I was a purely prose writer and when i writed I did not want my reader to see or hear the words, I wanted them to expierence the story I was telling. Poetry on the other hand is made to be looked at and heard, the sound is crucial. At the beginning of this unit I was a newcomer to the world of poetry, I had never even heard of my poet. Now I have a deep respect for poets and their craft.
May the force be with you,
Christine M. Spinosa