Poems To Enjoy - Literary Heritae Series Author:Dorothy Petitt These new and old poems are for you to enjoy. When you have read all of them, you may enjoy choosing which ones you like best. — Sometimes people like poems just for their sounds, without paying much attention to what the poems say. Most readers, though, enjoy poems both for their special sounds and for their meaning. Some poems tell stories abou... more »t heroes or about ordinary people. Others describe animals, people, or scenes. Some poems tell how someone feels about something; others make fun or express interesting ideas. Often a poem says several things at once.
You and your classmates should be able to agree on the basic meaning of a poem. Yet some of you may have different, but equally true, ideas about additional meanings in the poem. Discussing these ideas is one more way to enjoy a poem.
May you enjoy the poems in this book
Because the are new,
Because they are old,
Because the sounds please you,
Because the subjects interest you.
Above all, may you enjoy the poems in this book because they help you discover what you feel and what you think