ERIC Number: ED414753
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
The Noises Made by Poems: An Exploration of the Use of Poetry in the Advanced English Language Classroom.
TEANGA: The Irish Yearbook of Applied Linguistics, n16 p97-106 1996
Use of poetry in advanced college-level classes of English as a second language is discussed, focusing on the oral (acoustic) texture of poems as contrasted with their syntactic, lexical, or figurative qualities. Discussion begins with the characteristics and objectives of the learners in question and the basis in both literary and linguistic theory for using poetry in classroom practice. Three aspects of poetry use (metrics, grammatical devices, rhetorical devices) are explored further and some suggestions are offered for using a specific text, both for its teaching potential and as the object of literary linguistic analysis. Special attention is given to the phonological characteristics of poetry as a teaching tool. Contains 21 references. (MSE)
Descriptors: Advanced Courses, Applied Linguistics, Classroom Techniques, Course Descriptions, Educational Objectives, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Language Patterns, Language Rhythm, Linguistic Theory, Literature Appreciation, Oral Language, Phonology, Poetry, Second Language Instruction
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For serial publication in which this article appears, see FL 024 940.