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ERIC Number: ED124970
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 5
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Writing a Poem: A Lesson in Using Metaphor and Concrete Language.
Stock, Ely
"Mother to Son" by Langston Hughes can be used as a stimulus for encouraging students to use concrete language and metaphor in writing a poem. Students are asked to imitate the shape and form of the poem and then talk about how it feels to be a poet, find images from other poems they like, imitate other poems, and discuss the difference between poetry and prose. Students are then encouraged to write a concrete paragraph about a specific nonconcrete word such as "beauty" or "truth." (TS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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