Calling on the Muse: Exercises to Unlock the Poet Within

Title: Calling on the Muse: Exercises to Unlock the Poet Within

Author: Education World

Full Text & Source: http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/lesson171.shtml

The Internet, Online, 21/11/2015

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I think that I shall never see … well-disciplined creativity! How often has that thought crossed your mind? Don’t despair! The experts — working poets who teach their craft — share their secrets for instructing and inspiring budding poets. Included: Exercises to help students access their creative powers and produce well-crafted poems.

Teaching poetry can be a tricky business. Concentrating too much on the theoretical aspects of poetry, such as rhyme scheme, scansion, feet per line, and poetic form can stifle students’ creativity. Turning students loose with only pen, paper, and instructions to write a poem, on the other hand, can result in undisciplined drivel. Helping students achieve that delicate balance of theory and creativity is never easy.

Give the following techniques and exercises a try. Working poets use them to teach and inspire students of all ages.

Give the following techniques and exercises a try. Working poets use them to teach and inspire students of all ages.

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