The Experience of Being Alive Through Poetry


  • Aveen Sarma Department of English, Nawroz University, Duhok, Kurdistan Region of Iraq
  • Richard Mourphy Massachusetts College of Art and Design Boston, MA



It is viewed that poets and poetry readers mostly come to a disappointing idea from the community’s belief proclaiming poetry’s death and that poetry is in vain and it is a waste of time. Readers and poets keep wondering intensely that, if so, then how do their souls still recall the inspirational world of imagination? How do their souls travel into an imaginative world of thoughts creating a piece of art through some words that are of daily life experiences? William Wordsworth's poem "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud”, for instance, connects humanity and nature to make life more meaningful. The natural world provides human beings bliss, enabling them to overcome life challenges such as loneliness. The poet obtains happiness from the dancing daffodils and overcomes his loneliness. This togetherness between humanity and the natural world aids the poet in overcoming the challenges. The poem uses poetic devices, especially figurative language, that demands the readers to recall their experiences to understand them better. Like Campbell, Wordsworth has a positive view of the natural world because it enables the speaker to deal with sadness. Therefore, artists should acknowledge the significance of discourses while writing poems. The community, in addition to that,is called to reconsider their beliefs and observe that it is through poetry that our souls get nourished and call our daily life experiences. This study examines former beliefs to prove that poetry is the experience that keeps our souls alive.  


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Sarma, A., & Mourphy , R. (2023). The Experience of Being Alive Through Poetry . Academic Journal of Nawroz University, 12(4), 250–258.