ERIC Number: ED038395
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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The Appreciation of Literature.
Alberta English '69, v9 n2 p27-31 Fall 1969
The problem, emphasized by I. A. Richards, of cultivating in students an awareness of literature which enables them to discern good and bad writing remains unsolved. As demonstrated in critical essays about a poem written under examination conditions by two 16-year-old boys, an ability to identify poetic techniques is not enough to ensure proper literary discrimination. Students also need to consider the complexity, economy, and "truth" of the expression. They should be led to appraise literature, specifically poetry, as significant communication which speaks to our condition as men and as individuals. [Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document.] (JM)
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Authoring Institution: Alberta Teachers Association, Edmonton.