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Poetry Analysis: Palm Tree and Ocean Wave

Poetry is not common in the American culture as more immediate forms of entertainment takes precedence. However, poetry is a system of understanding and an effective method of learning. A poem according to the American poet Williams Carlos Williams are “machines made of words”. The ultimate goal of all poems is to create an image and feeling in a readers mind. The more skilled the poet the more successful they are in sharing their experiences and emotions with others. Poems can be analyzed by taking apart the words of this machine for closer study. A poem can be studied by looking at which lines match with other lines in the sequence. This rhythm is denoted by letters such as AA, BB, CC, etc.. which means there are pairs of rhythm. ABAB would mean that the rhythm augments. There are various types of highly structured and free versus poems. Each has their benefits and detractors when developing this art form.  As you can see from the poem below there are sequences being