Posted by Bartholomew (188.8.131.52) on March 20, 2003 at 08:12:02:
In Reply to: Poetry is a matter of interpretation. It is art. posted by Flower Pagan (184.108.40.206) on March 19, 2003 at 22:16:24:
Poetry, like all literature, usually has only one interpretation that makes sense. In some cases it may have two best interpretations, or even three--but they all must be equally plausible, so that no one can't be called less complete than any other.
If you interpreted Shakespeare's Othello to secretly be a comparative biology text between roses and wombats, you would be wrong.
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