In my diagram above, I have made an attempt to illustrate some of the main components of language. The action and phonology aspects of language are fantastic at communicating feeling and emotion. Written poetry, not using these two parts of language, is handicapped and poets must rely on style, rhythm and phonetics to try a make up for that loss but are inevitably susceptible to a larger degree of subjectivity — something poetry readers can deeply enjoy. Depending on its use, however, subjectivity is both a weakness and a strength in poetry.
Questions for readers:
- Is there any important aspects missing from my taxonomy?
- How do you feel about subjectivity?