The Different Aspects Of Poetry Essay

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Our readings this week involved the different aspects of poetry. The textbook explained different topics about poetry, which consisted of what poetry is, the different categories, that different poems can fall under based on their qualities, the evolution of poetry from the 1700s to current times, and elements of poetry which include sounds, images, comparisons, forms and insight. Lastly, our textbook briefly looked at poetry within the classroom. My research this week involved looking deeper into poetry in the classroom, and how it can make a difference. This week I also read five poetry books that all were different in subjects and styles, the first talked about an ogre and how his days regularly go, the second was about a little girl’s house and all of its parts, the third was about math related topics, the forth was about a little cat’s day at school and events that happened to him, and the last book was a collection of poems about baseball and the players.

Poetry in the classroom is important and sadly is not used as often as it should. Poetry is not used often in the classroom, only in small units, that are brief and over within a short time frame. All of the research I did, along with the textbook all agreed that poetry is important and “has a special place in children’s education” (Temple, Martinez, Yokota, 2015, p. 143). One of the articles I found titled “Knock Poetry off the Pedestal, It’s time to make poems a part of children’s everyday lives” has similar view…

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