Week 12- “Prosthesis”

So, I am writing this blog post on “The All-New” audio poem that we had to listen to, and I have to say it is by far one of the most bizarre things that I have ever listened to. I had to replay it so much that even my roommates started to comment on not only its bizarreness and its complexity. I had no idea, and probably still have no idea the point of this poem.

I decided in would be best to start analyzing what I was given. The title “The All-New” leads me to believe that this poem is commenting on new experiences and memories that the narrator or speaker is going through. I have learned that sometimes when it comes to poetry the answers lie right in front of you, so there is no need to dig deeper and deeper. Going with this perspective, the poem opens up with numbers… “two… two…two” and then eventually moves on to “three…three…three” and then immediately moves on to other topics. However, I do not think that is the case. To me, I believe the poem is showing how quickly we age and move on to new ages, new experiences, and therefore new memories.

“The All-New” is muffled and receptive throughout its recording to signify that life is not about “all new” things, but rather a mixture of our past experiences with our future experiences. I have never really been one to listen to poetry, but this poem really intrigued me because the speaker was so effective with the way he manipulated his voice and different sounds.


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