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Poetry is the heartbeat of a language

Poetry is the heartbeat of a language

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If you want to feel the inner rhymes of a language, you should listen to and read poems and poetical writings.

If you are an ESL student, and if you have not a language mentor then it might be best for you to listen to some poetry audio. https://archive.org/details/audio_poetry is a good and free audio source. You can download poetry files, and listen to them offline whenever you wanted.

http://www.audiobooktreasury.com/poetry-collection/ is also another free mp3 poetry source.

If you like visual poetry resources, youtube.com is in your service.

5 Poems by Robert Frost

“Alone” by Edgar Allan Poe

“Alone”
BY EDGAR ALLAN POE
From childhood’s hour I have not been
As others were—I have not seen
As others saw—I could not bring
My passions from a common spring—
From the same source I have not taken
My sorrow—I could not awaken
My heart to joy at the same tone—
And all I lov’d—I lov’d alone—
Then—in my childhood—in the dawn
Of a most stormy life—was drawn
From ev’ry depth of good and ill
The mystery which binds me still—
From the torrent, or the fountain—
From the red cliff of the mountain—
From the sun that ’round me roll’d
In its autumn tint of gold—
From the lightning in the sky
As it pass’d me flying by—
From the thunder, and the storm—
And the cloud that took the form
(When the rest of Heaven was blue)
Of a demon in my view—
Source: American Poetry: The Nineteenth Century (1993)

In order to improve your English, you must read poems regularly. Then you will fill the gaps between meanings of the words with feelings.

Ahmet Aksoy

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