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ERIC Number: ED122304
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 16
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Reference Count: 0
The Teacher as Editor: Part One, Verse.
Cummings, Don; Herum, John
This paper describes an approach for teachers to use in editing students' poems. The general editorial tactic recommended is for teachers to edit first drafts toward figures of speech, and towards the schemes and tropes that are latent or emergent within the students' writing. It is suggested that teachers avoid dealing directly with the contents of students' personal meanings in their poems. A sample of a student's work is given and then discussed in terms of editing the work to encourage the student to find a trope. The next step is to set up these core words and phrases on the page and to give the poems a sense of closure, possibly by echoing at the end some of the material mentioned earlier in the poem. The teacher should also be concerned about editing towards the scheme of the poem and arranging the poem so as to heighten these parallelisms. Students will learn from this kind of editing to look more carefully at what they have written. (TS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Secondary English Conference (Boston, April 2-4, 1976)