What the poetry is?

What is poetry ? At the most basically level,poetry is an experience produced by two elements of language:”sense and sound.” The “sense”
of word is its meaning.The word “cat”refers to a small,furry animal with whiskers,a long tail,and,if you're unlucky ,a knack for scratching up all your new furniture.We can all agree that's what “cat”means.But “cat”also
has a particular sound when you say it,and this sound is different from similar words for “cat”in other languages.

Most of the things that you hear,say,or read in your daily life put more emphasis on meaning than on sound. Not so with poetry. Have you ever
repeated a word so many times that it started to sound strange and foreign?
No?Try saying that world “cat” twenty times in a row. “Cat,cat,cat,cat,cat,cat...”Kind of weird,right?Well,guess what:you just made poetry out of a single word-that is,you turned the word into an experience that is as much about sound as it is about sense. Congratulations,poet!

Or let's imagine that you type the words “blue” and “ocean” on a page all
by their lonesome selves.These two little words are quite ordinary and pop
up in conversations all the time.However,when we see them isolated,all alone on a page, they might just take on a whole new meaning.Maybe “blue ocean”looks like a little strand of islands in a big sea of white space,
and maybe we start to think about just how big the ocean is. Or you could reverse the order and type the words as “ocean blue”looks like a little strand of islands in a big sea of white space,connotations, such as everyone’s favorite grade-school rhyme:”In 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue.”  

Poetry is also visual, and so it's a good idea to pay attention to how the
words are assembled on the page. Our imaginations are often stirred by a poem's visual presentation.Just like a person,poems can send all kinds of signals with their physical appearance. Some are like a slick businessman in a suit or a woman in...