Uncharted Genres: Poetry


Yaaay! A new feature! Basically here I dive into genres heretofore I have not explored, because variety is the spice of life after all. First up: poetry (by Tennyson)!

I don’t think there’s denying Tennyson’s way with words, and while I think his works may not be for people who are just getting into poetry (like me), these are still great. I became familiar with Tennyson because one of my earlier Meg Cabot books, Avalon High, had incorporated The Lady of Shalott into the story, and I found it interesting, hence my decision to plunge into this like I did.

I think I need to have read more accessible poets, you know, before I dove into Tennyson. I saw on Goodreads that a good one to start with is Robert Frost, and I might do just that. While I didn’t like or care much for some of the poems, because I am not going to lie, I felt myself nod off at a few, I think there’s something in here for everyone. It’s just that some poems I like better than others, like The Lady of Shalott, and Demeter and Persephone. There is also the particularly heartbreaking, but so beautifully written, “On His Stillborn Son.”



So how did my first foray into an unexplored genre go? Pretty well I’d say! I started this because I was hoping to expand more on works of literature I’m unfamiliar with, so this definitely hit its mark. First genre: check!


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