ERIC Number: ED193669
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Gwendolyn Brooks: A Model in the Elements of Poetry.
Moore, Nancy P.
An analysis of the poetry of Gwendolyn Brooks shows that she can be used as a model for students at many grade levels to emulate. Her poetry excels as a model, not only because of her imagery, but also because of her use and modification of both traditional and newer forms of poetry and her skill with the devices of sound. Like other evolving and maturing poets, she has increasingly come to use a less artificial and more independent voice and has thereby gained the possibility for a wider audience. Students in that audience can learn to appreciate the art of poetry by observing the work of Gwendolyn Brooks and imitating some of her patterns. (Examples of her work are discussed to illustrate how her poetry can be used in classrooms. A list of exercises based on Brooks' poetry and a selected bibliography are attached.) (RL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Brooks (Gwendolyn)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southeast National Council of Teachers of English Affiliate Conference (Atlanta, GA, September 25-27, 1980).