Teaching English through Poetry: A Powerful Medium for Learning Second Language

  title={Teaching English through Poetry: A Powerful Medium for Learning Second Language},
  author={Reena Mittal},
  journal={IOSR Journal of Humanities and Social Science},
  • Reena Mittal
  • Published 2014
  • Education, Linguistics
  • IOSR Journal of Humanities and Social Science
Poetry was not considered apt and appropriate for second language learning especially when we talk about Grammar, communication skills etc. But poetry serves not only a model of literature but a model for teaching skills of language as reading and writing. Poetry can be an effective way of language teaching. The student can easily relate structures and themes with the help of poetry. We must always remember that our old Fables, Tales and Japanese ‘Tanka’, were sung and we still remember them by… 

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