Globalization Mirrors Modern Poetry

Modern poetry is a representation of freedom. It does not follow any strict rules and it can take any form and direction. It demonstrates “stasis” which symbolizes going around in a circle. Globalization mirrors this description of modern poetry. In simple words, globalization is defined as the movement of ideas, people, technology, borders, goods, and services from one place to another. It has made the world more unpredictable and smaller. Similarly, it is not easy to understand and follow the pattern of modern poetry. It is quite unpredictable as well. Globalization is often followed by democratization and liberation of the societies. This form is reflected in the context and also the content of modern poems. Both globalization and modern poetry represent freedom which is largely symbolic of United States of America. Also the idea of modern poetry and globalization first emerged in the USA. Both these forms also represent gender equality in the contemporary world. Globalization goes around in a circle and a large portion of modern poems also does the same. This analogy is definitely imperfect and somewhat nonsensical but it does relate to poetry in some way or another.

On “Code is Poetry”

There has been a lot of hype around this metaphor, “Code is Poetry”. There have been many opposing claims regarding the use of this. Since there is not well defined definition of poetry, the opposition ought to be careful. Given the present definitions of poetry, one can prove almost anything to be poetic. So why not code?* It has a pattern, rhyme scheme, and repetition. Although it does not appeal to be as beautiful as other forms of poetry, it certainly demonstrates the definition of poetry to some extent. Apart from the words in the html code, the symbols like hash tags, and brackets seem to rhyme and repeat as well. The html code for poetry also seems to go in a pattern if one reads it out aloud. It is very easy to define something as poetic but not so to oppose something as not poetry. A poet with skills in html language can first easily write poems in html code. The poem on the webpage will then appear as it should normally be. So one cannot say that poetry is code and code is not poetry or vice versa. There is enough evidence to support both these sides. As a hard core poetry fan, I see everything to be poetic.

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