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The power of poetry in our lives
by Ruth Padel
About this EXP
Ruth Padel, professor of Poetry at King’s College London, talks about the craft of poetry.
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Key point 1
We often turn to poetry at important life moments because it encapsulates feelings in a memorable way which is both simple and complex.
Key point 2
The power of poetry often lies in its ability to express universal feelings through the particular.
Key point 3
Poetry is a marriage of sound and sense, with key elements like rhyme, metre and rhythm.
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