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Doesn't reach full artistic potential
on August 10, 2012
A good poem not only expresses the poet's feelings, but also communicates them to the reader. While the poems in Poetry For The Heart succeed in expressing the author's feelings, they do not effectively communicate those feelings to the reader, due to the passive voice, lack of figurative language and overuse of abstract words. Emotions are told rather than shown, often through abstract language that, without figurative language, is more suited to aphorisms than poetry. There are very few metaphors, similes or descriptive verbs, and virtually no symbolism. Although heartwarming to read, these poems do not meet their full artistic potential and offer little food for thought. Not recommended.