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ERIC Number: EJ932764
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0895-6855
Pain and Poetry: Facing Our Fears
McKenna, Tom
Rethinking Schools, v24 n4 p12-17 Sum 2010
Raymond Carver's "Fear" is a list poem. It follows an easily replicable structure and provides young people an opportunity to express and share feelings that often get in the way of their learning. Each line but one begins with the words "Fear of... " In this article, the author describes how poetry can become the vehicle for students to strengthen the classroom community, think critically about their collective experience, and push their teacher to push them. (Contains 1 online resource.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High School Equivalency Programs
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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