Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; it is not the expression of personality but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those we have personality and emotion know what it means to want to escape from these things.
T. S. Eliot (1888-1965) American-English poet and playwright.
CAN SOMEONE PLEASE EMPHASIZE ON WHAT HE MEANS?
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This means that through poetry you can escape sadness (an emotion) through poetry you can escape from being a certain way, thats just in your personality. Does that clarify?
well yes it does. But umm I am kinda looking for a more deeper meaning..this is for a literature paper that's why. thanks btw