Eric likes reading novels. Eric likes reading magazines. Eric even likes reading newspapers. But he hates reading poetry. Poetry is confusing. Poetry is not clear. Eric does not like figuring things out for himself. Poetry can be hard to read. Eric does not like reading Shakespeare's poetry. He cannot understand it. He is okay with easy poetry. Eric is okay with Dr. Seuss' poems. They are easy to understand. Eric has to write his own poem for English class. He tries to do a rhyming poem. It was okay at first. But then it got hard. He did not know what rhymes with "orange." He started over.