ERIC Number: ED149361
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Teaching Poetry: Patterns of Sound and Silence.
Bowkett, Norma S.
This paper examines the patterns of sound and silence in several poems to show that teaching poetry is helping students to discover how poetry works instead of discussing what individual poems "mean." When teachers urge students to examine the forms and structures within a poem, they enable students to participate with that poem, combining personal experiences with the poem's experience, thereby creating the possiblity that a poem can "mean" something to its readers. (RL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English (67th, New York City, November 24-26, 1977)