ERIC Number: EJ677052
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: 0
"Something Beyond Meaning": The Poet's Problem in Freshman Composition.
Writing On the Edge, v13 n1 p79-90 Fall 2002
Considers how including the study of poetry in freshman composition, particularly contemporary poetry with no critical history, sometimes leads to a dilemma. Suggests that because of the diversity of freshman and the nature of poetry itself, they need less specialized instruction, which requires the tangle of trying to teach analytical terms while also teaching basic elements of writing - chiasmus, metaphor, and tone while teaching support, subordination, and thesis. (SG)
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Freshman Composition, Higher Education, Instructional Innovation, Poetry, Student Attitudes
Writing on the Edge, Campus Writing Center, University of California, Davis, CA 95616. Web site: http://wwwenglish.ucdavis.edu/compos/woe/default.html.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles
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