What does eloquence mean and what role does it play in the Poetry Community? It turns out that out of the 32 most beautiful English words, Eloquence comes in at number 29.
Let’s take a look at the meaning of eloquence in our Webster Dictionary-Eloquence: Fluent or persuasive and powerful form or reading and writing.
What first comes to mind when we hear that definition to us poets? Poetry! Eloquence is found in the beauty of which we read and write poetry. When writing poetry, it is found in the way we connect those dangling words together to make one lovely sentence; followed by eventual verses and finally a poem.
If your reading poetry allowed, eloquence is found in the way you connect your words together allowed; Your articulation and nuances to each word, and the way you let the overall poem flow..
Interestingly enough, you need both sides of the brain to show or inject or write eloquence into your poetry, so you would not be able to actively and intelligently use the word eloquence until you all were at least seven years old. Why is that?
You may remember a poll I did about a month ago asking if poetry was written from the right or left side of the brain or both, and after researching I found out it require both sides of the brain to read or write poetry articulately. This is because are five characteristics of poetry. 1. Rhyme 2. Rhythm. 3. figurative language 4. Shaping of the words and finally 5. mood.
Since both sides of the brain, develop at different points in childhood, (the right side doesn’t fully develop until we are three to four years of age), and the left side of our brain doesn’t fully develop until we are seven years of age.)
The right side of the brain controls the following: Language, numeracy, literacy, analysis, time and space. The right side of the brain controls empathy, intuition, imagination and creativity. The right side of the brain has no relevance to time or space so you would not even be able to read or write the poem in its proper era until you were seven years of age at the very least.
True “eloquence” could not be utilized until we were at the bare minimum of seven years old since it requires both sides of the brain to activate.
I still believe Aristotle describes eloquence best with his definition of poetry when he says “the form of nemesis is that which utilizes rhyme/rhythm, language and harmony or verbal music”.
Eloquence is a lovely daily wisdom word and sounds wonderful rolling off our tongues as we say it. Eloquence can also be found in the way we present our overall character to the outside world, and a certain amount of sophistication is needed to do this. Eloquence is also found in the way we put the whole picture together at the end. A good poem is often us using clear, memorable concrete images to make a point.
I hope you have enjoyed our visit on world number 29 of the most attractive words from the top 32. We all are perfectly imperfect and accepting this in ourselves and others is a true sign of maturity.
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