Entering and Opening the World of a Poem.

@inproceedings{Elster2000EnteringAO,
  title={Entering and Opening the World of a Poem.},
  author={Charles A. Elster},
  year={2000}
}
LANGUAGE ARTS, VOL. 78, NO. 1, SEPTEMBER 2000 In their desire to teach poetry to children, teachers often pay more attention to the formal aspects of poems to features like rhym , metaphor, and verse patterns than they do to the purposes for which poetry is made. Poetry, perhaps more than any other form of language, has the potential to convey intense and new ways of experiencing the world. In poetry, the formal features of language become a means of drawing the reader into these intense… CONTINUE READING

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