Share via Email English poetry begins whenever we decide to say the modern English language begins, and it extends as far as we decide to say that the English language extends.
If that fails, tell them you have a lot of papers to grade and to bring the poems back the next day. Before unveiling your poetry lesson plans on Frost or Donne, or Shakespeareor Seuss, try a unit on poetry introduction.
Begin with a poetry awareness poll: Name five, living twentieth-century American or British poets. Name five, dead twentieth-century American or British poets. Recall one poem you liked.
If you remember any lines from it, write them down. Have you ever written a poem for yourself? Why or why not? Have you ever written or shared a poem with someone else? Have you ever heard poetry read live? Would you know where to go to hear live poetry?
How do you feel about poetry? You will see a lot of unanswered questions.
Most students cannot name 5 poets—nor can most adults. Poetry for them is something taught in English class. I borrowed these questions long ago from an article in a book I can no longer find in print. National Council of Teachers of English, Lesson Plan Procedures Answer and discuss the above questions.
Distribute a poem anthology. Just make sure all students have access to the same poems. If your school does not have enough poem anthologies, go to the library.
Instruct students to browse through the poems and select the following:Introduction to Poetry is a poem that is more than the sum of its metaphorical parts. Billy Collins wrote it in the hope that it would encourage readers and students to look, listen and react to a poem in subtle imaginative ways, rather than ride roughshod over it.
barnweddingvt.com presents an Introduction to Poetry covering famous poems by great poets throughout the history of English poetry.
From Shakespeare's Sonnets through the Romantic movement up to the Modern poetry of T.S. Eliot, this collection features a poem from each of the major English and American poets from the 17th century up to the early 20th century.
Introduction to Poetry I ask them to take a poem and hold it up to the light like a color slide or press an ear against its hive. I say drop a mouse into a poem and watch him probe his way out, or walk inside the poem's room and feel the walls for a light switch. ENGL Introduction to Poetry Enroll Summer.
Nearly everyone loves some form of poetry—in a popular song, a sentimental poem found on a greeting card, a patriotic hymn, or a beautifully worded epitaph on a gravestone.
Introduction to Poetry is a poem that is more than the sum of its metaphorical parts. Billy Collins wrote it in the hope that it would encourage readers and students to look, listen and react to a poem in subtle imaginative ways, rather than ride roughshod over it.
A reader must appreciate and read poetry as a personal experience and come up with their interpretation. As the title “an introduction to the poetry” suggests, the poet has tried to bring out the theme that poetry must be experienced and enjoyed.