I'm studying for my English exam...and guess what I have to study poetry .
Now I've never understood -any- poems ever (I'm a rather clever chap but don't have a lot of creativity). The way they place their words are so abstract I get totally lost. Also a reference to a certain word could be anything. Yes, our teacher does go through the poem and the meaning becomes more clearer...however I think the teacher has a memo to the questions we go through in class and she doesn't really understand it herself.