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ERIC Number: ED056568
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1954-May
Pages: 17
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Zur Lyrik in der Schule (Lyrics in the School).
Wyss, Emil
Schulpraxis, v44 n2 p25-41 May 1954
Good German lyric poetry is a union in a higher reality of the inner life with the world of objects. Its use of musical effect, metaphor, and the mysterious and imponderable creates for the trained reader a sense of permanent beauty. The German-speaking, adolescent, secondary-school student is ripe for such an experience, having reached a point in life when his inner discovery needs outward expression. Consequently, he will often find deep beauty and meaning in the lyric poem. Lyric ballads provide an engaging means for beginning instruction, and further study of the poetical treatment of everyday phenomena will enhance the student's appreciation of the world around him. Lyric poetry might even be used to teach historical, geographical, and biological material, as long as its intrinsic, artistic value is not ignored. Caution must be exercised, however, in the choice of poems. In considering their difficulty, one must remember the abilities of the students, sex differences (girls are generally more sensitive to lyric poetry), and individual capacity. Each student must be permitted to make poetic discovery at his own level. A list of references is included. (RS)
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Identifiers - Location: Switzerland