Poetry is an imaginative awareness of experience expressed through meaning, sound and language so as to evoke an emotional or intellectual response. Such is the work of the Poet, which is the substance of the Poem. The Poem deals with five themes, involving insight, truth, beauty, wsidom and the metaphoric power of poetry to influence human thought and ideas.
The Poem consists of a Prologue and an Epilogue, three initial rhyming stanzas, two subsequent free-form blank verse stanzas, one concluding rhyming stanza and 17 specially selected pictorial images intended to enhance the metaphors and meaning of the Poem. The Poem itself is a deliberate combination of an Ode (a Poem in stanzas of varied length and form) and a Lyric Poem (a Poem characterized by brevity, compression and expression of feeling.) It adopts three literary devices - assonance, denotation and personification.