Poetry is language used to form patterns of sound and thought into work of art. Good poems often seem to suggest more than they say, and complete understanding of the poem often depends upon the sensitivity and ___IMAGINATION___ of the reader.
Reading poetry in English can be especially ___HELPFUL___ to speakers of other languages because it requires them to think in English.
It also requires them to consider the subtle ___MEANINGS___ and connotations of words.
To understand the poem is to understand its images. An image is a detailed ___DESCRIPTION___ that appeals to the senses.
It is like a picture drawn with words and like words, it can have ___VARIOUS___ meanings.
These images often do more than describe a scene or experiencethey try to create an experience for the reader. Poems speak to us in many ways. Poems say to us something that cannot be ___FULLY___ expressed in any direct or literal way.