Concrete Poem

The Bird by Ernesto Santiago

 

the-bird

[retrieved from http://poetry.about.com/library/weekly/blsantiagoconcrete.htm]

Ernesto P. Santiago is just a poetry enthusiast, who loves and enjoys exploring the poetic myth of his senses. He thinks, “Poetry is a global temperature that will always surprise us.” His poetry has received many international poetry prizes from countries including Japan, Italy, Romania, Canada, and the United States.

[retrieved from http://www.best-poems.net/editors/1100]

Definition: Concrete or shape poetry is poetry in which the typographical arrangement of words is as important in conveying the intended effect as the conventional elements of the poem, such as meaning of words, rhythm, rhyme and so on.

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The poem describes a bird and its freedom. How it has no worries, etc. This is a concrete poem, because it is written in the shape of a bird. Since the poem is about a bird, the shape helps communicate the meaning of the poem.

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I chose this picture of a bald eagle since  it represents freedom in America and it is also a bird. The poem discusses the freedoms of a bird which is why the bird’s meaning in America is relevant.

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