The Power of Poetry (2nd Edition)

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The Power of Poetry is a highly valuable poetry reference book for secondary students. It teaches skill development and explores poetry under broad themes, ideas and feelings.

Availability: Available Usually Dispatched In: 3 - 7 Business Days ISBN: 9780170124850 Publisher: Nelson Categories: EnglishWritingReadingPoetryLiterature
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The Power of Poetry is a highly valuable poetry reference book for secondary students. It teaches skill development and explores poetry under broad themes, ideas and feelings.

The new edition focuses on students as creators of poetry and exposes them to a wide variety of poetic techniques and forms. In line with recent developments in English curricula across Australia, The Power of Poetry includes activities in critical and visual literacy and multiple intelligences. The activities are geared towards years 7-10 students, but are also suitable for senior students.

New to this Edition:

  • A profile of the poet Steven Herrick and his works. 
  • New published poetry including modern song lyrics.
  • A stronger emphasis on critical thinking skills.
  • More synthesis and evaluation-style questions.
  • A new emphasis on visual literacy.
  • A glossary of poetic terms.
  • A stunning new text design.

Contents 

Chapter 1: What is Poetry?

  • What is a poem?
  • Why write poetry?
  • The audience

Chapter 2: Poetic Techniques

  • The power of words
  • Choosing the right word
  • A family of words
  • Using powerful language to epress feelings
  • The sound of poetry
  • Visual imagery
  • Using the tools of poetry
  • Writing poetry for an audience

Chapter 3: Pictures and Poetry

  • Visual elements
  • Van Gogh
  • The Scream

Chapter 4: Forms of Poetry

  • Limericks
  • Ruptured rhymes
  • Acrostic poems
  • Alphabet poems
  • Numerical poems
  • Oriental poetry
  • Cinquains
  • Dylan Thomas portraits
  • Ezra Pound couplets
  • Shape poems
  • Spoonerisms
  • Ballads
  • Song lyrics
  • Free verse
  • Verse novels
  • Prose poetry
  • Odes
  • Elegies
  • Pastoral poetry
  • Epic poetry
  • Blank verse
  • Dramatic monologue
  • Soliloquies
  • Sonnets

Chapter 5: Themes in Poetry

  • Identity
  • School
  • Friendship
  • Love
  • Family
  • Conflict

Chapter 6: Study of a Poet: Steven Herrick

  • Themes
  • Settings
  • Characters

Chapter 7: Analysing Poetry

  • Unlocking the poem
  • Poetry and critical literacy
  • Reading for meaning
  • Sharing ideas
  • Comparing poems
  • Hints for researching and writing
  • Forms of poetry 

 

  • Glossary of terms for writing a critical response
  • Index by author & title
  • Index by subject
ISBN 9780170124850
Publisher Nelson
Product Type Student Books,
Year Level Year 7, Year 8, Year 9, Year 10,
Author(s) Jo Eshuys, Vic Guest, Glendon Lewer, & Cathy Crawley

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