Thomas Hardy (No, not Mad Max Hardy. The other one.) stated, "Poetry is emotion put into measure." I like that. Coleridge stated, "Poetry: the best words in the best order." I like that, too. How do we describe one of the oldest art forms? Can we? Should we? Well, let's try.
Let's make this a space of conversation. Below you will find W.H.Auden's Unknown Citizen. It is a comment on social persuasion and rhetoric. Who has the right to persuade? How do we prepare our citizenry for the barrage of advertisment? Who will be persuaded? Is this a good thing? A bad thing?