In this comparative commentary the main comparison is about the fact that the subject in both texts are alike. In both texts the writers have the same point of view: people don’t want to read poetry anymore. Billy Collins tries to clear this matter up for the audience by showing the reader what we all could do to understand the poem better. We have to lift our understanding for writing into a whole new dimension. He does this by figuratively showing what you can do with poems. In text two the writers show why poems are no longer a popular reading piece. Because of the subtle information and therefore hard to see, people don’t follow the reading itself.
Structure in both texts one and two differ. Where in text one it is a poem explaining what we want to do with poetry, is it in text two an essay on how we read and use poetry in our lives. By using these different types of text a different feeling is created. In text one the reader reads in between the lines. Which creates the feeling the writer wants you to have. In text two the writer doesn’t want the reader to feel a particular feeling but only wants to teach the reader about poetry. An essay is known for only transferring information to the reader. Whereas a poem is made to create any emotion in the reader by means of manipulation, and creation.
Another aspect in the structure’s of both texts that is noticeable is the figuratively and explicitly stated information. In text one, the poem, the writer uses poetical and abstractive means to talk about the fact that no one reads poetry anymore. But in text two the writer uses facts and stated discussions to bring up the same subject. This way of writing makes the difference between reading in between the lines and plain understanding of what is written.
The most effective text would probably be text two because of the fact that as stated in both texts people have trouble reading “in between the lines” and want sharp and compact information. Text two states...