Confusing and Beautiful Poetry

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"They begin beating it with a hose/ to find out what it really means." (Collins 74)

This line alone is how I feel about poetry. I feel that any good poetry is hard to decipher and requires a reader to reread and ask questions in order to come up with a definition to the poem. This brings me to "On Turning Ten," which I read a couple times and each time the tone always seemed the same. It illustrates a solemn picture of a boy who realizes he is growing up and changes are occurring. I also think it makes a point of demonstrating the humor of being a child and the sadness one encounters when they realize how different it is to be older. When I was a ten year old I didn't have such profound thoughts, but after turning twenty one, I realized what I was leaving behind and how much my life has changed over the years.

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