This week I felt a Funeral, in my Brain. I was so tired all week, that by Thursday I was having trouble staying awake in class. In all seriousness though, I did enjoy this week of class. I was very proud of myself because when we were talking about imagery in the poem “I felt a Funeral, in my Brain,” I noticed the lack of visual imagery, and no one else had said it. I was totally not confident in that answer, but it was my answer. I realized that there were other types missing as well, but in the whole scheme of things, how important is it to have taste or smell be a part of every poem? Not super important. There is probably more poetry missing those senses than poetry that has them. Visual is such a large part of writing that it was the only solution I had. The 7 types of imagery we discussed in class can be found here, with simple definitions.
Another thing we did this week was watch a TED talk. The woman giving the talk focused on connecting art and Literature. Well, that’s what we pulled from it as a class. Her actual talk was on how humans are a selective bunch, and how in order to personally connect with pieces of art, she creates a back story for it. I found it really very interesting how she explained the whole process. I am excited to go to an art museum and try the technique out on my own.