What should be in a personal response to a poem?
If there is a basic Personal Response question, try to establish the main theme, story or gist of the poem. Put simply, try to establish generally what the poet is writing about and why the poet is writing about that theme. Ignore any words or phrases you don’t understand. Read through the poem a second time.
Does the poem make you feel better?
Writing a poem is a unique way of connecting to feeling, and can boost your wellbeing. Research has shown that the act of writing about emotional experiences has physiological and psychological benefits. Here’s how writing a poem can help you feel better: Giving emotions to the page can release you from them.
What is the subject of the poem?
The subject of a poem is the idea or thing that the poem concerns or represents. Looking for the poem’s subject is natural. Almost all poetry has messages to deliver — lots of them, profound and diverse as stars. But these messages are sometimes hidden, and you have to read attentively to make them out.
How can you distinguish the meaning and theme of poetry?
Answer: A theme is what the deepest reality of poem in the poet’s stand point of view whereas the meaning is just a understanding what the poet tries to say.