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Word choice is quite important in poetry. As poems are short tobegin with every word is needed paint the picture the author is trying to paint.Authors choose words according to how they sounds and their connotations.In “Words, Words,Words,” the word choice: “We don’t speak of tribal wars anymore / wesay simple faction fights.” The word ‘tribal’ has a different connotationfrom the word ‘faction’. While one makes you a think of villagers which is outof the bounds of civilization while the other makes you sound like a member ofa sophisticated social group who is trying to further their agenda.
If you wantto be taken seriously in the world you need to nations which looks much morepowerful than a tribe and is recognized by other nations and organizations. Whichgives more sense to the “’cause from there, one moves to multinational.”Sepamla’spoem shows the power of words and how it can affect readers. It shows whatever youchoose to believe will become your reality. It could also mean that at our corelevel we are just different tribes of people trying to fend off in this modernsociety and it isn’t very different from how it used to be, we just maskeverything with more modern words.In this second poem, the poet wastalking about academic learning vs experiential learning. He is not interestedin the maths and theories of the educated professor.
He can’t connect with thetheories and maths until he goes outside and sees the stars for himself.Looking up at the night the poet felt that the only way to learn is to learnfrom experiences as opposed to reading about it.In conclusion this poem shows the difference between knowledge and wisdom. Wisdom is portrayed by the process of learningthrough experience and exploration. Knowledge, on the other hand, comes fromresearch, reading, and established theories. The astronomer attempts to relayhis academic knowledge in his lecture, but the speaker does not connect to thesubject matter from such a distance.