This question is like a sliver under my skin. It started after I read an article that made the following statement: “At its root, poetry is the language of protest.”
- Is this statement is true(objective)? Or opinion (subjective)?
- Does poetry function as poetry if it no longer contains an element of protest?
- If poetry is like a kitchen recipe with ingredients and proper baking instructions, what would the recipe look like?
- Do you come to poetry with a desire to protest?
What say you, dear reader?