This Is Your Brain on Poetry

#poetry #music

I love this news! So many writers since the Imagists think it’s all image, image, image, but poetry is first processed in our brains as sound. Even when we read poetry on a page, our eyes translate the words into an internal monologue, and the sound of the word help conjure the word’s meaning. Sonics sometimes get lost in a lot of contemporary poetry, it seems to me. What do you think?

http://www.redorbit.com/news/science/1112971504/effects-of-poetry-on-the-brain-101013/

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