However, discussing a poem can turn into an “in-class disembowelment of a poem’s meaning,” Simmons concedes. Teachers are encouraged to teach a “process of demystification” rather than “curating a powerful experience through literature.”Just say what you mean. If people have to try to divine what you mean, then you're not communicating clearly. You can communicate using imagery and emotion, but your meaning should still be clear. Sheesh.
Monday, April 21, 2014
I'm not saying that, if I were elected world dictator, I'd ban poetry, but I myself certainly never really understood it: