Things to Consider When Reading or Writing a Poem:
All language, but most especially poetry, has two essential functions. Of course, there is the expressive need of the writer, the need to get our ideas and feelings out of us. This is super important and is only natural. The other half of language, however, is just as important but often undervalued and overlooked. Writing has an impressive function as well. Simply, what we say and write makes an impression on others, and poets know it!