By Bailey Markman 9.4
What is protest poetry?
Protest poetry is a form of poetry where the poet's motivation is often political and/or to raise awareness of an existing current event or circumstance that he or she believes should be changed. This kind of poetry often focuses on the misdeeds performed by a government or group of people or on various other issues such as war, gender inequality and racism.
Why do we write protest poetry?
Protest poems can encourage a reader's interest and empathy, and sometimes convince them to take action. We write protest poetry to make a point about injustice and raise awareness of the struggles or reasons for why change must occur.
Protest poetry in my own words
I think protest poetry is an effective way for poets to convey their political and other ideas for change to the world. It is non violent in form and also easily shared by email and social media around the world. It can also be very helpful in a wider effort to create changes. I think this is an excellent subject to learn about as it helps us more personally understand the type of iinjustice in the world today as well as alternative ways to speak out and express our views. Protest poetry is an important voice for many people who are oppressed today and also through history.