Samantha Hilyer

My hobbies include making an absurd amount of dad jokes, hiking and basically anything creative.

Poetry: Noun. A Piece Containing an Absurd Amount of Made-Up Symbolism and Overdramatic Back Story
25 days ago
Every student has been involuntarily subjected to poetry in the pursuit of education. And I am willing to bet that we have all fallen victim to the English teacher/professor who sees a symbolic meaning in every third word or the comma placement. As a person who genuinely enjoys poetry, I will admit that even I can be put off by the in-depth analysis that poetry is often associated with. However, I do believe that the problem lies more in the way that poetry is taught to students instead of the d...