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Poetry Layout

Discussion in 'English' started by bgy1mm, Nov 29, 2011.

  1. Poetry is not all about writing freely. Poetry is about applying pattern to the physical medium - normally the sounds, though occasionally you also see sight rhymes.
    Free verse arguably has subtle, irregular patterns. Arguably it's just prose pretentiously and falsely offered as a poem. You can defend either position.

  2. leola

    leola New commenter

    I have some lessons that will help with how they write their poetry! Can you reply with your email-I'll send them tonight.
    Leola :)
  3. Thanks Leola. I've messaged you with my address.
  4. Give them a structure they have to use. There are some good videos on iambic pentameter on youtube and I find kids get the idea of ten syllables even if they can't figure out the stressed/unstressed thing.

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