ERIC Number: EJ903325
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
Goldilocks Meets Gertrude Stein: Poetry Explication for the Verse-Averse
Watts, Linda S.
Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, v83 n6 p244-246 2010
Literature students often fear poetry explication, supposing it is beyond their intellectual reach. As with many preconceptions that surface in the classroom, this is an impression I find helpful to tackle forthrightly. Years of teaching literature have convinced me that even English majors can become timid in the face of assignments calling for poetry explication. Given this common response, I have experimented with many methods for acclimating students to poetry as a form. The activity described here has proven helpful in this regard.
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Poetry, Teaching Methods, Literature, Language Arts, English Instruction, College Students, Learning Activities
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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