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Poetry Unlocked : Developing Skills for Reading and Understanding Poetry - Elaine Hamilton

Poetry Unlocked

Developing Skills for Reading and Understanding Poetry

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Published: 1st September 2006
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Poetry Unlocked: Developing Skills for Reading and Understanding Poetry is a secondary school text written by experienced classroom English teachers. The book clearly explains the techniques, devices, forms and styles of poetry and illustrates these concepts through a range of poems accessible to secondary school students. In each chapter, students are encouraged to apply their knowledge about poetic forms and devices using a variety of activities - oral and written, individual and group. This text will help students to: - learn about the importance and relevance of poetry - increase their knowledge of the 'tools', devices, forms and styles that poets use to make their message more effective - increase their knowledge of the poet's purpose and point of view in writing poetry - analyse poems - create their own poetry. The text is clearly organised with a summary at the end of each chapter and a summary of key terms at the end of the book. It is not necessary to work through each chapter in sequence. However, previous learning is reinforced by revisiting earlier concepts in later chapters. The text contains over 100 poems indexed by title and author.

Why is poetry special? 1 The importance and relevance of poetry 2 Themes and subjects in poetry 3 The poet's purpose and point of view Understanding how poets create poetry? The sounds of poetry 4 Alliteration 5 Rhyme 6 Rhythm 7 Onomatopoeia 8 Assonance, consonance, word sounds Word pictures in poetry 9 Simile 10 Metaphor 11 Personification 12 Imagery 13 Symbolism and allusion The shape of poetry: poetic forms and styles 14 Syllable poems: haiku, tanka, syllable cinquains 15 Couplets and quatrains 16 Ballads 17 Shape poems, cinquains and limericks 18 Narrative poetry 19 Lyric poetry 20 Free verse, blank verse, prose poetry 21 Dramatic monologue 22 Sonnets Theory into practice 23 How to 'read' a poem 24 'Reading' poems: practise your skills 25 How to create your own poems Useful poetry websites Answers Summary of definitions Index of poems Index of poets Acknowledgments

ISBN: 9780975199688
ISBN-10: 0975199684
Audience: Teenager / Young Adult
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 150
Published: 1st September 2006
Dimensions (cm): 24.000 x 19.000