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ERIC Number: ED059213
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Dec
Pages: 6
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Teaching Nineteenth-Century Poetry in a High School English Class.
Fambrough, Del
Bulletin of the Kansas Association of Teachers of English, v56 n2 p34-39 Dec 1970
Methods used in teaching literature in a high school (Lawrence High School, Kansas) senior English course are described briefly. The first semester of the course in English literature is taught as a survey course, which is presented chronologically; thus the students' first experience with 19th century poetry is with the Romantics. It appears that there is some value in teaching some of the really bad poems of the writers of this period (Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelly, and Keats), as this seems to increase the students' empathy with the poets. One of the most effective techniques for teaching poetry is said to be that of comparison and contrast. In the course discussed, the student who develops a special interest in one or more of the poets can choose to study this poet in depth with as little or as much guidance from the teacher as he desires. One way of accomplishing this is through the use of a long critical paper, which every senior writes, based on the reading of at least two works or authors. (DB)
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