ERIC Number: ED146608
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Indians, Deer, and Flowers: Ancient Poetry and the Composition Class.
Pfatteicher, Philip H.
This paper examines fragments of American Indian and Greek poetry and suggests that they be used in English composition classes as examples of the power of language. Because the poetry is brief and deceptively obvious, it invites careful examination of the expressive meaning of each word. It is concluded that, in an age when people are inundated with examples of both good and bad language usage, teachers can use poems from a past age to help students appreciate the opportunity for exploration, discovery, and understanding that effective literary composition provides. (RL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (28th, Kansas City, Missouri, March 31-April 2, 1977)