Turning Children on to Poetry

He wants every school to have an extracurricular poetry club, and he wants Poetry in the Park to become an annual statewide event so New Jersey can become a mecca for children's poetry. Those are lofty hopes from a man whose interest in ...

Author: Lee F. Oliver

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595181827

Category: Education

Page: 156

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In a school atmosphere, where faculty must of necessity adhere to rather strict rules of teaching, the author was given the opportunity to work with a group of 50 students in a non-traditional teaching environment. The children were taught to write and appreciate poetry in an experimental setting, with almost unbelievable results. One newspaper reporter, covering one of their meetings, wrote…"Watching Lee Oliver coax words and smiles from the handful of young poets before him is nearly as beautiful as the poems themselves…The youngsters here produce verse that inspires reactions like "they must have had help" or "I bet their parents wrote that"—until you watch them."

How to Turn Poems Lyrics Folklore into Salable Children s Books

Capture Your Children's Dreams Start with an inspirational poem or song lyrics. You can make something out of nothing. You can make a story out of anything intangible, such as an idea with a plan still in your mind.

Author: Anne Hart

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781462065189

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines


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Do you want to adapt your poem to a storybook that tells a story in words, and pictures-or only amplify the images that you create with words? Would you rather turn your poem into a picture book that tells a story with pictures? Will words take second place to illustrations? Decide first whether you will write a story book or a picture book. Then use the images in your poem to clarify your writing. You won't be able to read a picture book into a tape recorder or turn it into an audio book or radio play. You will be able to narrate a word book for audio playing. Start with an inspirational poem, proverb, or song lyrics. Ask children what makes them laugh. You can make something out of nothing. You can make a story out of anything intangible, such as an idea with a plan still in your mind. Capture your children's dreams, proverbs, song lyrics, and the surprise elements that make them laugh. Record imagination, "what-if" talk, and personal history. A folktale or story is something that could come from any place in the past, from science, or from nothing that you can put your hands on. What children want in a book, poem, or folklore is a cave where they can go to be themselves. When suspending belief, children still want to be themselves as they navigate fantasy. The story book becomes a den or tree house where children can go inside, shut the door, and play. Introduce children to poetry by showing how you transform your poem into a children's book by expanding and emphasizing significant events in the life story of one child. Poems, memorable experiences, significant life events or turning points are all ways to make something out of nothing tangible. You begin re-working a concept, framework, or vision. Here's how to write, publish, and promote salable material from concept to framework to poem to children's book-step-by-step.

The Poets and Poetry of England

But the children say , “ Are cowslips of the meadows Like the weeds anear the mine ? * Leave us quiet in the dark of ... “ All day long the wheels are droning , turning , Their wind comes in our faces ! ( burning , Till our hearts turn ...

Author: Rufus Wilmot Griswold


ISBN: PRNC:32101072858689

Category: Authors, English

Page: 582

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The Aesthetics of Children s Poetry

On the other hand, the gothic event is a projection of the boy's anxiety: he knows that thievery is wrong, and his fears turn the innocent farmyard into a place of terror. The landscape of farmyard-turned-nightmare is an indicator of ...

Author: Katherine Wakely-Mulroney

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317045540

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

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This collection gives sustained attention to the literary dimensions of children’s poetry from the eighteenth century to the present. While reasserting the importance of well-known voices, such as those of Isaac Watts, William Blake, Lewis Carroll, Christina Rossetti, A. A. Milne, and Carol Ann Duffy, the contributors also reflect on the aesthetic significance of landmark works by less frequently celebrated figures such as Richard Johnson, Ann and Jane Taylor, Cecil Frances Alexander and Michael Rosen. Scholarly treatment of children’s poetry has tended to focus on its publication history rather than to explore what comprises – and why we delight in – its idiosyncratic pleasures. And yet arguments about how and why poetic language might appeal to the child are embroiled in the history of children’s poetry, whether in Isaac Watts emphasising the didactic efficacy of “like sounds,” William Blake and the Taylor sisters revelling in the beauty of semantic ambiguity, or the authors of nonsense verse jettisoning sense to thrill their readers with the sheer music of poetry. Alive to the ways in which recent debates both echo and repudiate those conducted in earlier periods, The Aesthetics of Children’s Poetry investigates the stylistic and formal means through which children’s poetry, in theory and in practice, negotiates the complicated demands we have made of it through the ages.

From Tongue to Text A New Reading of Children s Poetry

Turning to the work of some contemporary children's poets, here is something more like a conventional visual poem, in which the poet attempts to integrate the resources of visual and verbal image:37 o nderful shape of an o it's jus ...

Author: Debbie Pullinger

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474222334

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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The connection between childhood and poetry runs deep. And yet, poetry written for children has been neglected by criticism and resists prevailing theories of children's literature. Drawing on Walter Ong's theory of orality and on Iain McGilChrist's work on brain function, this book develops a new theoretical framework for the study of children's poetry. From Tongue to Text argues that the poem is a multimodal form that exists in the borderlands between the world of experience and the world of language and between orality and literacy – places that children themselves inhabit. Engaging with a wide range of poetry from nursery rhymes and Christina Rossetti to Michael Rosen and Carol Ann Duffy, Debbie Pullinger demonstrates how these 'tactful' works are shaped by the dynamics of orality and textuality.

Classworks Fiction and Poetry Year 6

Text 11 The Witches : Plays for Children Text 12 The Story of Tracy Beaker “ Oh , ... [ She turns her face to BRUNO , who reacts with a terrified scream ] WITCHES : [ Surrounding BRUNO menacingly , but also in ...

Author: Eileen Jones

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 0748786511

Category: English fiction

Page: 64

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Brand new Classworks Literacy Texts give you high quality, flexible resources tailored to meet current Strategy requirements. Ordered into blocked units specifically to match the medium term plan, these books provide banks of photocopiables allowing you to dip-in as and when you need material to fit the Literacy sample plans. A simple, easy to use bank of Texts only - no lesson plans 50 pages of photocopiable resources per book Blocked units to fit in with the medium term plan Up to date material for both the new and experienced teacher Complements / supports any teacher's resource literacy title.

Poets and Poetry of England in the Nineteenth Century

But the children say , " Are cowslips of the meadows Like the weeds anear the mine ! * Leave us quiet in the dark of ... “ All day long the wheels are droning , turning , Their wind comes in our faces ! ( burning , Till our hearts turn ...



ISBN: IOWA:31858024346334

Category: English poetry

Page: 582

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Poetry Speaks to Children

An illustrated collection of ninety-five poems for children features the works of seventy-three classic and contemporary poets.

Author: Elise Paschen

Publisher: Sourcebooks MediaFusion

ISBN: PSU:000063399417

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 104

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An illustrated collection of ninety-five poems for children features the works of seventy-three classic and contemporary poets.

Children s and YA Books in the College Classroom

The subsequent discussion then can turn to why children's poems are so very emphatic and why adult poetry is not, but that one can “hear” or “feel” the emphases nonetheless. Turning to Tintin again, one can illustrate alliteration with ...

Author: Emily Dial-Driver,

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476621159

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 308

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Using children's and young adult literature is a great way to enhance a variety of college classes in fields as varied as biology, computer game development, political science and history. This collection of new essays by educators from a number of disciplines describes how to use such works as Where the Wild Things Are, The Tale of Peter Rabbit, Swamp Thing, Percy Jackson, and Harry Potter to introduce complex concepts and spark interest in difficult subjects. The contributors describe innovative teaching strategies using dystopian fiction, graphic narratives, fairy tales and mythology. Often overlooked or dismissed by teachers, children's literature can support student learning by raising levels of academic rigor, creativity and critical thinking.

Constructing the Canon of Children s Literature

The poetry itself was formed from a complex, convoluted mess of violence, murder, betrayal, and loss. ... Walter de la Mare's poems speak to the child from the child's perspective, turning his own wealth of experience lyrical ...

Author: Anne Lundin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135576400

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 200

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In this pioneering historical study, Anne Lundin argues that schools, libraries, professional organizations, and the media together create and influence the constantly changing canon of children's literature. Lundin examines the circumstances out of which the canon emerges, and its effect on the production of children's literature. The volume includes a comprehensive list of canonical titles for reference.

The Notion of Turning in Metaphysical Poetry

In those days, and in that time, saith the LORD, the children of Israel shall come, they and the children of Judah together, going and weeping: they shall go, and seek the LORD their God (Jer 50.4-5) Here, the enemies of Babylon will ...

Author: Carmen Dörge

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783643909916

Category: Poetry

Page: 371

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In "Metaphysical Poetry", there is an emphasis on religious experience, which often touches on diverse kinds of turning. Among them are religious conversion (a turn to God), spatial movement (turning in space), divine transformation (turning from one kind into another), musical tuning (turning as a requisite for harmony) and circular turning. Moreover, there is a strong link between turning and its realisation through the language of the poems. Focusing on John Donne and George Herbert, this study explores various aspects of turning, as well as their interrelation. Dissertation. (Series: Religion and Literature / Religion und Literatur, Vol. 7) [Subject: Poetry]

Technique and Sensibility in the Fiction and Poetry of Raymond Carver

If Carver's depiction of mothers seems invariably unflattering, children fare little better in his poetry. In "From the East, Light," children harass their father by turning up the TV volume "[l]ouder, and then louder.

Author: Arthur F. Bethea

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136544712

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 340

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A comprehensive examination of the fiction and poetry of Raymond Carver.

Children and Yiddish Literature From Early Modernity to Post Modernity

Hoge then further explores the theme of turning inwards and outwards by considering how Yiddish children's book art ... examines the interaction of folklore, poetry and visual arts in Soviet Yiddish books, providing a case study of the ...

Author: Gennady Estraikh

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317198796

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 187

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Children have occupied a prominent place in Yiddish literature since early modern times, but children’s literature as a genre has its beginnings in the early 20th century. Its emergence reflected the desire of Jewish intellectuals to introduce modern forms of education, and promote ideological agendas, both in Eastern Europe and in immigrant communities elsewhere. Before the Second World War, a number of publishing houses and periodicals in Europe and the Americas specialized in stories, novels and poems for various age groups. Prominent authors such as Yankev Glatshteyn, Der Nister, Joseph Opatoshu, Leyb Kvitko, made original contributions to the genre, while artists, such as Marc Chagall, El Lissitzky and Yisakhar Ber Rybak, also took an active part. In the Soviet Union, meanwhile, children’s literature provided an opportunity to escape strong ideological pressure. Yiddish children’s literature is still being produced today, both for secular and strongly Orthodox communities. This volume is a pioneering collective study not only of children’s literature but of the role played by children in literature.

Wild Analysis

In the article, Russell printed two poems produced by a 'sindicate' of children rather than a 'single author', ... fascistic susceptibilities of children, turning the scene of communal poetic composition into a miniature fascist state.

Author: Shaul Bar-Haim

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000450293

Category: Political Science

Page: 252

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This book argues that the notion of ‘wild’ analysis, a term coined by Freud to denote the use of would-be psychoanalytic notions, diagnoses, and treatment by an individual who has not undergone psychoanalytic training, also provides us with a striking new way of exploring the limits of psychoanalysis. Wild Analysis: From the Couch to Cultural and Political Life proposes to reopen the question of so-called ‘wild’ analysis by exploring psychoanalytic ideas at their limits, arguing from a diverse range of perspectives that the thinking produced at these limits – where psychoanalysis strays into other disciplines, and vice versa, as well as moments of impasse in its own theoretical canon – points toward new futures for both psychoanalysis and the humanities. The book’s twelve essays pursue fault lines, dissonances and new resonances in established psychoanalytic theory, often by moving its insights radically further afield. These essays take on sensitive and difficult topics in twentieth-century cultural and political life, including representations of illness, forced migration and the experiences of refugees, and questions of racial identity and identification in post-war and post-apartheid periods, as well as contemporary debates surrounding the Enlightenment and its modern invocations, the practice of critique and ‘paranoid’ reading. Others explore more acute cases of ‘wilding’, such as models of education and research informed by the insights of psychoanalysis, or instances where psychoanalysis strays into taboo political and cultural territory, as in Freud’s references to cannibalism. This book will be of interest to researchers, practitioners, and students working across the fields of psychoanalysis, history, literature, culture and politics, and to anyone with an interest in the political import of psychoanalytic thought today.

Poets Prophets and Texts in Play

To say that children should read the Bible, however, is not the same as saying that the Bible is a children's book. ... The comparison, it turns out, raises intriguing questions about how biblical books work and what may have motivated ...

Author: Ehud Ben Zvi

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567295316

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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In this volume, a list of esteemed scholars engage with the literary readings of prophetic and poetic texts in the Hebrew Bible that revolve around sensitivity to the complexity of language, the fragility of meaning, and the interplay of texts. These themes are discussed using a variety of hermeneutical strategies. In Part 1, Poets and Poetry, some essays address the nature of poetic language itself, while others play with themes of love, beauty, and nature in specific poetic texts. The essays in Part 2, Prophets and Prophecy, consider prophets and prophecy from a number of interpretive directions, moving from internal literary analysis to the reception of these texts and their imagery in a range of ancient and modern contexts. Those in Part 3, on the other hand, Texts in Play, take more recent works (from Shakespeare to Tove Jansson's Moomin books for children) as their point of departure, developing conversations between texts across the centuries that enrich the readings of both the ancient and modern pieces of literature.

Poets in the Public Sphere

In Ovid's Metamorphoses , as in Phillis Wheatley's youthful translation of Ovid , the focus is on the deaths of Niobe's fourteen children , the seven sons and seven daughters who pay the price for their mother's overweening pride .

Author: Paula Bennett

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691026440

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

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Between 1800 & 1900, in America, there emerged a 'new woman' who strove for her emancipation.

Melting Moments

upon Snowber , but she in turn flailed my thighs with her tiny legs . Then she started gazing at me , as intently as ever . Once again , I started thinking the same thoughts . Yes , the child must become a poet .

Author: Rana Nayar, Raghubīra Ḍhaṇḍa

Publisher: Unistar Books



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Selected short stories of the author.

Classroom Events Through Poetry

Why Poetry Matters : The Children's Voices To help the children look closer at poetry , I invited them to work in small groups to consider why poetry matters and brainstorm criteria ... It's like turning a television on in your brain .

Author: Larry Swartz

Publisher: Pembroke Publishers Limited

ISBN: 1551380080

Category: Poetry

Page: 128

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Grade level: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, e, p, i, t.