Introduction to Poetry
Introduction to Poetry Themes
Little Words, Big Ideas
In "Introduction to Poetry," we're asked to explore a poem using sight, sound, and touch. The mouse meanders through the maze. We are asked to fumble around the walls of a dark room for a light swi...
From the title ("Introduction to Poetry") to the speaker (a teacher) this poem screams education. The speaker is bummed that his students seem to be unable to approach poems the way he wants them...
Art and Culture
The title, "Introduction to Poetry," drops a pretty solid clue on us readers. It literally tells us the topic at hand: poetry. Through the speaker's descriptions and Collins' use of figurative lang...
Language and Communication
All the speaker of "Introduction to Poetry" wants is to communicate with his students. But, for whatever reason, they just aren't feeling it. Language may ultimately be to blame. See, the teacher a...
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