how does paraphrasing help readers understand poetry?

How does paraphrasing help readers understand poetry? A. It allows the reader to create his or her own meanings for the similes and metaphors. B. It maintains archaic terms so as not to change the meaning of the poem. C. It inspires readers to come up with their own allusions and paradoxes when reading poems. D. It helps readers understand what the meaning is behind different types of figurative language.

D. It helps readers understand what the meaning is behind different types of figurative language. Explanation: Each time you paraphrase something, you are repeating a thought, image, idea, etc., but expressed in a new way; this piece of "new information" about the same topic helps readers figure out the meaning behind other parts of the poem that would otherwise seem more obscure to them.