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ERIC Number: ED046651
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 94
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Poetry and Children.
Painter, Helen W.
Because teachers often feel incompetent when it comes to teaching poetry, many children grow up without ever acquiring an appreciation for the words and thoughts of poets. This book, intended for teachers, contains a lucid explanation of what poetry is, bringing together several classic definitions by eminent poets and critics. Elements that make a poem a literary work are pointed out, and some of the best poems for children are used as examples. Another useful feature of this book is the clear explanation of some of the technical aspects of poetry which can provide teachers with a quick review of literary terms and a valuable format for future reference. Realistic teaching suggestions which recognize the contemporary interests of children are given. Selected references in books, bulletins, and periodicals and a bibliography of additional selected poetry are included. (Author/DH)
International Reading Association, 6 Tyre Ave., Newark, Del. 19711 ($3.00 to members, $4.00 to nonmembers)
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