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The Power of Poetry

By | Copyright Year:2006 | ISBN-13: 9780170124850

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.

A complimentary CD–ROM containing many of the images in the book is available to schools who booklist or purchase class sets of The Power of Poetry. To receive your free copy,
please email your request to your state Sales Representative.

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.
STUDENTS:
PRODUCT:

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
Glossary of terms for writing a critical response
Index by author�title
Index by subject

FEATURES

Striking visuals

Traditional and contemporary poems of all kinds

Exploration of emotions, ideas and issues

Skill development: interpretive, analytical, empathetic and creative

Varied activities for individuals, pairs, groups and the whole class

An in-depth profile of Steven Herrick- winner of the NSW Premier's Literary Award (Ethel Turner Award for Young Adult Literature, 2005).

$60.86