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In reply to: Reading fiction helps your career, but reading poetry helps more | Penelope Trunk Careers

Fictional narrative expects the reader to keep turning pages to connect with a character and feel what they feel. Poetry demands that the reader decipher each line in for understanding β€” the world, or the self or others. Both poetry and fiction develop empathy, but fiction is better for that. Poetry, however, is the practice of simplifying complex topics.