Poetry has been in existence for many centuries and it is believed that poems were first written and sang by Greeks. These Greeks mostly wrote love poems. The art of poetry then spread to Europe to countries like England and Britain. The impact of listening to poems and singing them is not difference and clearly discernible. This paper analyzes the fact that songs are simply poems and the paper will also look into a few poetry elements that qualify them to be here. The tone of the voice and body language like gestures and grimaces all make the poems sound good and some have still sung.
A song is Poetry
Poems are sung before the audience and it depends which audience these poems are directed to. Some poems sound beautiful when they are just read. History has it that many poems are sung compared to a small number that are read. Nevertheless the reading of a poem may also be beautiful depending who is singing it. This is the point when communication techniques come in. Songs are written in form of poems and this is why many musicians are successful when they intermittently use all these aspects of poetry. There are other conditions that make a poem sound and or become a song.
This song is all about two lovers who had been very intimate but they are parting ways because they can not put up to each other. This song is simply like a poem for the reason that many poems are sung and therefore a song can be sung like a poem. One element or device of poetry that qualifies this song to be classified as a poem is repetition. So many phrases and words are repeated. In this poem, the husband did not abandon food. The tone of the language is low which evokes mercy to the listener. Gestures which come naturally are the other poetry device or element that is used here. Both gestures and repetition emphasize the message to the listeners and viewers. The most moving sentence is, “something inside had died and I can not hide it and I just can’t fake”. This sentence shows or depicts the seriousness of a broken marriage or relationship.
All poems are beautified by the use of body language when singing it live to the audience and sound when the audience is listening. Voice tone variations are as well very important.