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  1. The Art of Poetry
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    Christine Perrin
    Classical Academic Press / 2009 / Trade Paperback
    Our Price$21.39 Retail Price$24.95 Save 14% ($3.56)
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Poetry has inspired people for thousands of years, but many people today either avoid it, or feel confused by it. Spark a love of language and encourage students to use poetry to express themselves with this unique curriculum. Students will learn how to read a poem slowly and carefully; about the different forms poems can take; about famous poets; and how to construct their own poems. A wide spectrum of activities follows each poem, and range from comprehension activities to creative writing. The Art of Poetry may be used as an intensive 1-month study; teachers may also use two sections per month (or 2 weeks for each section), or even spread a few chapters over several years. Elements of poems are explained in beginning lessons, with real poems used to illustrate the concepts; following are additional poems with questions beneath. Chapters end with a page of activities and a list of vocabulary (many terms are bolded in context within the lesson).

Concepts covered include: elements of poetry such as images, metaphor, symbols, word, rhythm, shape, and tone; the history of poetry, including the history of form, movements, genres, verse forms, open verse, and case studies on Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman; and application ideas for growing student interest in poetry. The appendix includes short biographies of the poets included in this book.

268 pages, indexed, softcover. Middle-High School. Pages are not reproducible. Audio of the read poems is available on the publisher's website; purchasers may also contact the publisher for a free MP3 download.

  1. The Art of Poetry Teacher's Edition
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    Christine Perrin
    Classical Academic Press / 2009 / Trade Paperback
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This teacher's edition accompanies Classical Academic Press' The Art of Poetry student book. Student pages are reproduced, and after each chapter, there's a teacher's section with line listed answers and explications. Answers are detailed, with quotes and teaching points integrated where appropriate. 313 pages, softcover.