Subjective and Non-Subjective Approaches Expression

Subjective and Non-Subjective Approaches Expression

Poetic truths exist on a different level than ordinary facts. It is a way of thinking that goes beyond the literal, straight forward approach. Example: My peach tree is in bloom, it is 20 feet high, and stands 30 feet from my house. This is factual and non-subjective. Poetry is mostly subjective in its truth and I will try to show that with this example following up with the same peach tree (please excuse my poor poetry; I am just trying to prove a point).

Peach Tree in Bloom

The sweet fragrance of its baby-pink blossoms —

God’s natural perfume — wafting on the breeze

As it tickles bright new leaves and flowers- to- be fruit

 As one would tickle a child – in gently playful joy

I inhale deeply and envision peaches

Like a gift from God to me in my little Eden.

The subjective helps us to grasp the true nature of things and better contact with reality. It paints a picture in the mind. Metaphors are usually the best element for defining poetry as they point to the truth by comparison to the reader. Emotion plays a part in poetry and usually sticks in your mind with its truth of the situation.

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