Donna asked in Arts & HumanitiesPoetry · 9 months ago

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Marianne Moore’s “Poetry” is written in defense of poetry. In the excerpts, which three lines or phrases reflect Moore’s opinion of what good poetry should be?

. . . to discriminate against "business documents and

school-books"; all these phenomena are important. One must

make a distinction

however: when dragged into prominence by half poets, the

result is not poetry,

nor till the poets among us can be

"literalists of

the imagination" —above

insolence and triviality and can present

for inspection, "imaginary gardens with real toads in them," shall

we have

it. In the meantime, if you demand on the one hand,

the raw material of poetry in

all its rawness and

that which is on the other hand

genuine, you are interested in poetry.

1 Answer

  • Anonymous
    9 months ago

    Tell your teacher that this is not a very good question. You can't just extract single lines out of context from a good poem like this. The whole poem is a whole argument. Every part has something to do with every other part.

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