Sample records for animated poetry film

  1. Poetry Everywhere

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    Poetry can truly be found anywhere, and that is the animating force behind the website and the series created by WGBH in Boston, along with other partners at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the Poetry Foundation. On PBS, the Poetry Everywhere "moments" appear somewhat unexpectedly, but here visitors can make their way through these readings as they see fit. Visitors can check in on fifteen different poets reading their work, including Charles Simic reading "stone", Billy Collins reading "The Lanyard", and Lucille Clifton reading "won't you celebrate with me". Perhaps the real highlight of the site is the 12 animated films created by students working at docUWM, which is a documentary media center at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. These short films illuminate poems like Robert Creeley's "The Language" and John Ashbery's "Paradoxes and Oxymorons".

  2. Poetry

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    Mrs. Cole

    2009-02-25

    Favorite poems for analysis Analyze poems for poetic devices and figurative language. Record any examples that you find on your think sheet. Sleeping in the Forest Henry Wadsworth Longfellow A Psalm of Life Click on the link below. Find Haiku and click on that. Record the definition in your own words. Then read the examples. types of poetry ...

  3. Poetry

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    Founded by Harriet Monroe in 1912, Poetry magazine continues to flourish in the 21st century. When the magazine was first published, Monroe remarked "The Open Door will be the policy of this magazine-may the great poet we are looking for never find it shut, or half-shut, against his ample genius!" Strong and meaningful words indeed, and the magazine and its accompanying website live up to them today. On the site, visitors can look through the contents of the current issue, and they can also read selected works as well. The site is quite a delight, and it is worth returning to multiple times.

  4. Film Animation: A Simplified Approach.

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    Halas, John

    This monograph on film animation is a presentation of basic animation techniques for those already familiar with film making. Included are: (1) basic principles of animation, (2) the range of animation techniques, (3) animation mechanisms, (4) pre-production of animation, (5) production of animation, (6) the right kinds of economy, and (7) an…

  5. Teaching Film Animation to Children.

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    Andersen, Yvonne

    Under the author's direction, students from 5 to 18 years old have been making prize-winning animated films. In this guide intended for any adult who wishes to teach film animation, she describes and illustrates the techniques she has developed in her seven years of experience teaching animation to children in a workshop setting. All essential…

  6. The REL animated film language

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    F. Thompson; R. Bigelow; N. Greenfeld; J. Odden; D. Reece; P. Szolovits

    1974-01-01

    Motion picture films generated by computers have now been produced by a number of groups across the country. We wish to report here on the design and implementation of the REL Animated Film Language (AFL), designed primarily for use by artists interested in the aesthetics of abstract motion graphics. The language is simple enough to be used by the artist

  7. Animated Films as a Teaching Resource

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    Joseph E. Champoux

    2001-01-01

    One hundred years of animated cinema offer a rich teaching resource for educators and trainers. This article describes several aspects of animated films and gives a brief history of this film genre. The article argues that animated films are a rich teaching resource for use in organizational behavior and management courses. Included in the article are examples from several animated

  8. MODELING THE FILM HIERARCHY IN COMPUTER ANIMATION

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    Utah, University of

    MODELING THE FILM HIERARCHY IN COMPUTER ANIMATION by Michael S. Blum A thesis submitted an integrated animation and storyboarding system that simpli es the creation and re nement of computer generated animations. The framework models both the process and product of an animated sequence, making animation more

  9. "Midnight Dance"--An Animation Fantasy Film

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    Morse, Deanna

    1978-01-01

    Provides an account of an animation film project that was conducted in a public alternative school for teenage drug abusers. Demonstrates how students can plan and shoot a film with a minimum of teacher involvement or direction. (RL)

  10. The computer animated film: A dynamic cartography

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    Harold Modellering

    1973-01-01

    In the mid 1960's it became evident that the computer animated film offered great potential for developments in the field of cartography. The following example is a realization of that perception. Traffic crash coordinate data from Washtenaw County Michigan for the years 1968-1970 has been assembled and subsequently displayed in a computer generated film animation. The symbol display algorithm is

  11. Poetry Fish

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    Kanevski, Tara L.

    2004-01-01

    Poetry functions as an instructive tool across the curriculum. To use this extraordinary tool, we must engage in our own creative journey with poetry by reading it, writing poetry, and finding inspiration in a new approach. How do we read a poem? Is there a correct format to explain poetic imagery? Can young children be introduced to poetry and…

  12. Understanding poetry

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    Jean McGovern

    1993-01-01

    This paper is concerned with the teaching of poetry. It begins with a brief look at attitudes towards poetry within our educational institutions. This is followed by a discussion of the relationship between the teaching of poetry and the teaching of reading skills to children and foreign language learners. Finally a new approach for the teaching of poetry is presented.

  13. Film/Video Animation: A Bibliography.

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    Phipps, Steven P.

    Comprising approximately 475 items, this bibliography on film and video animation includes books and journal articles dating from 1917 to 1988. Both American and foreign sources are represented in the bibliography. (RS)

  14. Concurrent monoscopic and stereoscopic animated film production

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    Robert Neuman

    2009-01-01

    The number of theater screens domestically that are equipped for digital 3D exhibition is currently only about one quarter of the total number that are reached by an animated feature film in wide release. Any such film could not ignore the aesthetic demands particular to 2D exhibition on a statistical basis alone. However, the cost and effort of producing a

  15. Interactive level of detail control for film quality crowd animation

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    Sung June Chang

    2008-01-01

    In this paper, we make interactive LOD (Level of Detail) control system for film quality crowd animation. Film quality crowd animation need not only massive amount of animation but also detailed animation in close shot. But detailed animation needs huge time and memory because of its real model and animation key value, which block massive animation in one scene. Our

  16. Poetry Protests: A Poetry Bell.

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    Gaylie, Veronica

    2001-01-01

    Notes that the best teaching, like the best poetry, can often be found in reflection, lingering in the margin, in the periphery, in any place you would not expect to find it. Describes the author's personal experience with poetry in teaching her high school class. Suggests that poetry acts as a natural, personal, imperfect force for truth and…

  17. Aurora Poetry

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    In this lesson, students will demonstrate their understanding of the aurora by writing their own poems. Teachers can decide which form(s) of poetry to use from their worksheets or allow students to create their own. Examples of styles include: Acrostic, List, Haiku, Like and As, and May and Could. To help students get inspired, the class will read a poem on the aurora, and they can also look through their portfolios to help form ideas. Includes teacher notes and instructions, student workshops and an online, animated story, and related teacher resources on aurora. This is lesson five of a collection of five activities that can be used individually or as a sequence; concludes with a KWL (Know/Want-to-know/Learned) assessment activity.

  18. Changing Perceptions of Unpopular Animals through Facts, Poetry, Crafts, and Puppet Plays

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    Rule, Audrey C.; Zhbanova, Ksenia S.

    2012-01-01

    Today's children are often separated from the natural world, developing fear and aversion to wild creatures. This humane education program used curriculum-blended science lessons that focused on eight generally disliked animals: bat, skunk, snake, mouse, spider, centipede, cockroach, and mosquito. First and second grade students participated in 6…

  19. Poetry assistant

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    Isabel Trancoso; Paulo Araújo; Céu Viana; Nuno J. Mamede

    2004-01-01

    The ultimate goal of the poetry assistant currently under development in our lab is an application to be used ei- ther as a poetry game or as a teaching tool for both po- etry and grammar, including the complex relationships between sound and meaning. Until now we focused on the automatic classification of poems and the suggestion of the ending

  20. Extending Poetry.

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    Brodie, Carolyn S.

    1995-01-01

    Discussion of the use of poetry in the classroom highlights 15 poetry books and suggests numerous activities appropriate for grades 2 through 5 in the subject areas of African Americans, birds, color, discoveries, families, food/eating, haiku, multiculturalism, Native Americans, nature, New England, Paul Revere/biographies, seasons, trains, and…

  1. Research of animated short film fine style—Example of opera theme animation “farewell my concubine”

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    Ma qing

    2010-01-01

    As the animated short film form of the particularity, needs to create the fine style of more artistic charm. Based on the animated short film analysis of the unique fine style, example of opera theme of animation short film “farewell my concubine”, from the fine style show, opera theme select, reference and use elements of opera,consider of innovation development the

  2. Virtual Lung Project Animated Film Series The Challenge

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    Whitton, Mary C.

    Virtual Lung Project Animated Film Series The Challenge This film series seeks to educate models, videos clips and images re- corded microscopically, fluid and molecular animations, and colloquial narration, the films combine the ideas of many researchers into our current understanding

  3. Make Your Own Animated Movies. Yellow Ball Workshop Film Techniques.

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    Anderson, Yvonne

    At the Yellow Ball Workshop, children and teenagers make animated films using simple art materials and camera equipment. Based on the animation techniques developed at the workshop, complete instructions for constructing backgrounds and characters and for animating the figures are provided. Setting up and using the camera, splicing film,…

  4. Poetry Archive

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2005-01-01

    Poetry is often seen by some as inaccessible, which is quite a shame, considering the beauty that can be contained within a single stanza, or in some cases, the mere elocution of one word. Hearing poetry read is a wondrous joy, and The Poetry Archive is a great way to enter this world. Established in 1999, The Poetry Archive contains readings by hundreds of poets, including a number of real historical gems from those who have passed away. The site also includes a â??Lucky Dipâ?ť feature, which takes visitors to the work of a poet selected at random from their generous collection. The homepage contains links to a number of educational resources, including those for teachers seeking to utilize the contents of the site in their classroom and for those looking for a brief introduction to reading poetry. One recording that should not be missed is by the late John Betjeman, whose poem â??A Nip in the Airâ?? contains the words: â??Now if the harvest is over/And the world cold/Give me the bonus of laughter/As I lose holdâ?ť.

  5. Poetry Foundation

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    The Poetry Foundation, established in 2003, was created through a fund provided by Ruth Lilly. Since its creation, the Foundation has grown by leaps and bounds, and one of their best public outreach efforts is this website. With a well-thought out visual design, their homepage is a great starting point for learning more about the world of poetry. Sections on the homepage include â??Publishingâ?ť, â??Featuresâ?ť, â??Dispatchesâ?ť, and â??Archiveâ?ť. Visitors may wish to go back to the past and examine the archive, which includes thousands of poems, several lists of â??favoriteâ?ť poets, and a visual archive that features cartoons that address the subject of poetry. Visitors looking to delve into some current material will definitely appreciate the â??Cover Storyâ?ť feature. Here visitors can listen to Paul Giamatti and Alfred Molina read Browningâ??s â??Fra Lippo Lippiâ?ť and â??My Last Duchessâ?ť respectively, as well as read a historic piece from Poetry magazine where Carl Sandburg offers solid praise of Ezra Pound. Overall, the site merits numerous visits and is quite a gem.

  6. Perfect Poetry

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    Miss Cothran

    2009-03-02

    Use these online resources to create the perfect poem. Once you are comfortable with writing these poems, try one on your own! Work on Acrostic Poetry here! Try your hand at a Shape Poem with this fun resource. Do you dare to Write a Diamante Poem? ...

  7. Teaching poetry

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Andrew Stibbs

    1981-01-01

    The two articles which follow suggest ways in which teachers can encourage young readers to read poetry with greater pleasure and understanding. The articles complement each other, not least because Andrew Stibbs had a hand in both of them. The first piece discusses various approaches with illustrative detail; the second provides a list of suggestions.

  8. Film quality crowd locomotion animation using two-phase simulation

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    Sung June Chang

    2007-01-01

    Locomotion is the basic part of human behavior, but it is hard to generate the film quality animation because of its delicate characteristics. Although Motion blending method is widely used in locomotion animation, it is slightly different from real human's behavior, which can be only used in a long shot of the film. This paper shows the useful method to

  9. Hooray for Poetry!

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    Mrs. Leishman

    2007-10-23

    Students will be introduced to traditional and imaginative poetry. Let\\'s get started! Click on the following links to find the information needed. Language Arts Roses are red, Violets are blue, You can write poetry too. Poetry Teachers ...

  10. Poetry Daily

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    Some might say that a poem a day isn't nearly enough, while the skeptical might say that it is quite enough already, thank you very much. Regardless of that debate, Poetry Daily is a splendid resource that brings visitors new poems from books, magazines and journals currently in print. Visitors to the site will find themselves looking straight at "Today's Poem", which of course features the daily poem, along with links to other works by the author. If one poem is simply not enough, the site also contains an archive that goes back approximately one year. Additionally, the site also contains a "News, Reviews, & Special Features" section, which digests recent news stories about the world of poetry.

  11. Poetry Magazines

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    Several years ago, Arts Council England funded a project to create an online digital archive of English 20th and 21st century poetry magazines, and this website represents their efforts. Visitors can search the entire contents of the archive from the homepage, or they may also wish to browse a list of the publications also available here. Several dozen magazines are featured on the homepage, and they include such creatively titled publications as Brandoâ??s hat, Smiths Knoll, and Dream Catcher. Of course, visitors will also find volumes from such venerable publications as The London Magazine and Poetry Wales. Those who are intrigued by what they find here may want to check out the subscription particulars for each journal, all of which are offered here as well.

  12. Faking Dynamics of Cloth Animation for Animated Films

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    Fabian Di Fiore; Bram Gerits; Frank Van Reeth

    2010-01-01

    \\u000a In this paper we argue for the concept of fake dynamics to allow animators to interactively create visually pleasing animations of cloth models while keeping him\\/her in full control\\u000a of the animation process. Existing animation and simulation techniques depend on real dynamics simulation and are often prohibitive\\u000a in terms of computational cost and user control. Our approach allows the user

  13. La pedagogie du film d'animation: bilan d'une experience (Teaching Film Animation: Report of an Experiment).

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    Thomas, Alain

    1985-01-01

    The use of animated films as instructional materials in second language instruction at the postsecondary level or earlier is encouraged, and the use of one specific film in intermediate-level French instruction is outlined. A list of recommended films is included.

  14. Analyzing the first Malaysian animated film “Hikayat Sang Kancil”

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    Azahar Harun; Russlan Abd Rahim

    2010-01-01

    In this paper, we present the results of the case study of the first Malaysian animated film entitled Hikayat Sang Kancil (1983) or The legend of the Mousedeer. Basically our aim is to establish understanding regarding the visual conventions (cinematic elements, animated characters and visual metaphors) that are employed by the animator, Anandam Xavier. In order to make inference about

  15. Powerful Poetry!

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    Miss Tyler

    2008-09-13

    In our classroom, we have been working hard with poetry. Now it is your turn to be a powerful poet! Read the information below and follow directions carefully! At the end of this adventure, you will be a published poet! Your Goal or Objective: You will be able to write 3 poems inspired by the poets you read on the Internet throughout this project. After visiting the web sites of Jack Prelutsky, Bruce Lansky, and Shel Silverstein, you will write poems inspired by these poets. You will ...

  16. Teaching Poetry for Children.

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    Nist, Joan Stidham

    Many prospective language arts teachers are unsure of what poetry really is. While it is impossible to present them with a definitive statement about the nature of poetry, they can be given a workable outline of the attributes of poetry to help them teach poetry to children. Rhythmic patterns can be emphasized to enhance children's enjoyment of…

  17. Bring Back the Poetry

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    Miguez, Betsy Bryan

    2005-01-01

    Educators agree that the best way to instill poetry appreciation in elementary students is to use poetry in the classroom every day, while some teachers cheerfully use poetry daily, others ignore it because of their own negative attitudes toward poetry or because of a lack of time due to pressures of preparing for standardized testing.…

  18. Web Watch: Poetry Workshop.

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    Johnson, Denise

    2002-01-01

    Suggests that poetry can convey a maximum amount of thought and feeling in the fewest and most carefully chosen words. Discusses the importance of teaching poetry to young students. Annotates 17 Internet websites which provide teachers with valuable resources for finding great poetry, information on poets, Internet projects involving poetry, and…

  19. Poetry the Healer.

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    Leedy, Jack J., Ed.

    Poetry therapy is becoming a recognized psychotherapeutic modality in the healing program of a number of institutions, evidenced by the fact that there are presently over four hundred staffed and salaried poetry therapists. Contained in this book are the following essays on the healing power of poetry: "Poetry in a Cage: Therapy in a Correctional…

  20. The Technique of Film Animation. Revised Edition.

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    Halas, John; Manvell, Roger

    This book, which is a technical, sophisticated manual for professionals, covers all aspects of the animation process; it does not use a simple step-by-step, do-it-at-home approach. It begins by discussing the history of animation and the physical laws and aesthetic principles which govern the art. A section on the uses of animation (e.g., for…

  1. Software Development for Disney Animated Feature Film Production

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    Rajesh Sharma; Brian Wherry

    2009-01-01

    This report describes our experience in adapting the Scrum process to develop complex tools and user interfaces for use in computer-generated (CG) animated feature film production at the Walt Disney Animation Studios. We describe the movie making process and how the need for tools with good interaction led us to adopt a Scrum-based iterative design and development process.

  2. Poetry in the Classroom.

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    Wyman, Linda, Ed.

    1984-01-01

    The articles in this journal issue focus on the use of poetry for study in classrooms at all levels. Titles and authors of the articles include (1) "Summoning the Poem: Several Roads to Xanadu" by Ben F. Nelms; (2) "ABC's of Reading and Writing Poetry in Junior High" by Barbara Arnold; (3) "Invitations" by Elizabeth D. Nelms; (4) "Teaching Poetry

  3. The Physicality of Poetry.

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    Pinsky, Robert

    2000-01-01

    Offers excerpts from a lecture given by Robert Pinsky, thirty-ninth United States Poet Laureate. Discusses: his view that poetry, like any other art, should begin with a physical attraction; how this conviction influences his teaching of poetry; and how his perception of poetry and of language has been affected by his work with computers. (SR)

  4. National Poetry Month

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    April 2000 marks the fifth occurrence of National Poetry Month, the month-long celebration of poetry sponsored by the Academy of American Poets. The event "brings together publishers, booksellers, literary organizations, libraries, schools, and poets around the country to celebrate poetry and its vital place in American culture." This year's celebration features public service announcements screened at over 1,800 cinemas nationwide, a series of discussions and lectures about American poetry in the 20th century, and numerous poetry readings across the country, to name just a few of the many events described in the press release available at the site. The site itself offers tip sheets for teachers, librarians, and booksellers who seek ways to participate in National Poetry Month, lists of useful poetry contacts and poetry bestsellers, and a searchable calendar of events. Visitors can also view highlights from past National Poetry Months, see a list of current poetry bestsellers, and sign up to receive a special National Poetry Month poem each week day for the rest of April from Poetry Daily.

  5. A Trick Question: Are Early Animated Drawings a Film Genre or a Special Effect?

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    Philippe Gauthier

    2011-01-01

    By abandoning a linear understanding of film history, the author revisits animated film history by placing its emergence within the lineage of trick films. Analysis of discourses on the first animated cartoons — such as the critical and publicity discourses found in trade papers — reveals that these films were seen like any other trick films, not as a distinct

  6. Demonizing in Children's Television Cartoons and Disney Animated Films

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    Fouts, Gregory; Callan, Mitchell; Piasentin, Kelly; Lawson, Andrea

    2006-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to assess the prevalence of demonizing in the two major media that young children use (television and movies). Two content analyses were conducted using the animated feature films (n = 34) of the Walt Disney Company and after-school cartoons (n = 41). Each was coded for the modeling of the use of "evil" words when…

  7. Child maltreatment in Disney animated feature films: 1937–2006

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    David Hubka; Wendy Hovdestad; Lil Tonmyr

    2009-01-01

    The 45 fully animated, theatrical release feature films produced by Disney between 1937 and 2006 were analyzed for child maltreatment content. All child and adolescent characters were counted and coded for age, role type and incidents of child maltreatment, following US National Incidence Study of Child Abuse and Neglect (NIS) criteria. A total of 561 incidents of child maltreatment were

  8. Demonizing in children's television cartoons and Disney animated films.

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    Fouts, Gregory; Callan, Mitchell; Piasentin, Kelly; Lawson, Andrea

    2006-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to assess the prevalence of demonizing in the two major media that young children use (television and movies). Two content analyses were conducted using the animated feature films (n = 34) of the Walt Disney Company and after-school cartoons (n = 41). Each was coded for the modeling of the use of "evil" words when referring to a person, e.g., monster, devil, demon, wicked. Seventy-four percent of the Disney films contained "evil" references, with an average of 5.6 references per film. Forty-four percent of the after-school cartoons contained "evil" references, with an average of one per cartoon. The results are discussed within the context of children's repeated exposure to popular animated movies and cartoons and their learning to demonize people who engage in perceived "bad" behaviors. PMID:16761117

  9. Poetry as Motivation for Reading.

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    Davis, John E.

    An interest in poetry provides motivation for children to read; in order to inspire such an interest, teachers must avoid four commonly used approaches to poetry: teaching poetry as an isolated subject, as if it had a language all its own; teaching poetry for purposes of analysis; selecting inappropriate poetry for children and presenting it in…

  10. National Poetry Month

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2008-01-01

    T.S. Eliot wrote that "April is the cruelest month". Hopefully, National Poetry Month can clear the skies a bit and offer a bit of hope and insight. National Poetry Month has been celebrated every April since 1996, and was started by The Academy of American Poets. This site provides a cornucopia of resources designed to help everyone celebrate and enjoy the festivities of National Poetry Month. Visitors can start their journey through the site by clicking on the "What is National Poetry Month?" area, and then moving on to read more about related events across all of the 50 states. Educators will want to look over the "Resources" area, as they can peruse resources designed to motivate students to enjoy poetry in the classroom. Everyone who visits the site should also click on over to the "Poem-A-Day" feature, which allows visitors the opportunity to receive a poem each day during National Poetry Month.

  11. Poetry for Today's Child.

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    Carlson, Ruth Kearney

    Ways of introducing children to the pleasures and value of poetry are discussed in this publication. Following a brief survey of various kinds of poems and the needs satisfied by poetry, some of the vocabulary and technical elements of poetic design--meter, stanza, rhyme, figures of speech, and selected verse forms--are explained and illustrated.…

  12. Discovering Astronomy Through Poetry

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    John C. Mannone

    2011-01-01

    The literature is replete with astronomical references. And much of that literature is poetry. Using this fact, not only can the teacher infuse a new appreciation of astronomy, but also, the student has the opportunity to rediscover history through astronomy. Poetry can be an effective icebreaker in the introduction of new topics in physics and astronomy, as well as a

  13. Helicon School of Poetry

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    Amir

    2007-01-01

    Israel In Ancient Greece, through the Middle Ages and well into the Renaissance, there used to be schools for poetry. Broadening a poet's horizons and familiarising him with various styles and techniques can only enrich their poetic ‘tool-box’. The Helicon Poetry Society, founded in 1990, already had a journal, a book series and other projects that could be felt in

  14. Why is Poetry Difficult?

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    Wallenstein, Barry

    This paper advises poetry readers to get rid of the inhibitions that the search for conventional meaning creates, by invoking the tenet that "a poem must not mean but be." The paper presents and analyzes several poems, maintaining that good poetry is an honest presentation of real experience that rarely offers information about any short-term…

  15. The Pupil and Poetry.

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    Ediger, Marlow

    Pupils should develop a thorough appreciation for poetry. Poetry may be correlated with different curriculum areas in elementary schools, such as science, math, and health. Students can be introduced to various poetic forms, such as couplets, triplets, limericks, haiku, and free verse. Teachers should encourage experimentation and novel ideas in…

  16. Why Poetry Matters

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    Parini, Jay

    2008-01-01

    Poetry does not matter to most people. They go about their business as usual, rarely consulting Shakespeare, Wordsworth, or Frost. One has to wonder if poetry has any place in the 21st century, when music videos and satellite television offer daunting competition for poems, which demand a good deal of attention and considerable analytic skills, as…

  17. Poetry Top 10: A Foolproof Formula for Teaching Poetry

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    Linaberger, Mara

    2004-01-01

    While a wealth of knowledge about the teaching of poetry exists, many teachers are still fearful about teaching it. Others have tried unsuccessfully to write poetry with students and have turned to merely reading poetry on occasion as a means to teach the genre. This article seeks to debunk the mystery surrounding the teaching of poetry through…

  18. Poetry Goes 2.0

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    Hamilton, Buffy

    2009-01-01

    Generating excitement about poetry is often a challenge with high school patrons. While some teens have discovered the cathartic and aesthetic qualities of poetry, many have never experienced the joy of poetry. A course the author took in 2003 at The University of Georgia with Dr. JoBeth Allen, "Poetry in the Classroom," ignited a passion for…

  19. Cinema, Poetry, Pedagogy: Montage as Metaphor

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    Reid, Mark

    2005-01-01

    This paper is an exploration of the ways in which the concept of montage (a principle of film editing developed first by a group of Russian film makers in the 1920s) might be mobilised in support of the teaching of English, in particular the teaching of poetry. I will argue that montage can be used as the basis of a different kind of pedagogy in…

  20. Raimund Krumme — Play for Lines and Figures: An Animated Film Exhibition

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    André Eckardt

    2010-01-01

    The Raimund Krumme — Play for Lines and Figures exhibition, organised by the German Institute for Animated Film (DIAF) and held in the Dresden Technical Museum from April to September 2009, showed artistic work by the German animated film director and author, Raimund Krumme. An important starting point for his film work is his graphic brainstorming sessions — scribblings, studies

  1. "Wiki-Ed Poetry": Transforming Preservice Teachers' Preconceptions about Poetry and Poetry Teaching

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    Hughes, Janette; Dymoke, Sue

    2011-01-01

    This article focuses specifically on teacher candidates' preconceptions about poetry and poetry teaching and how these preconceptions shift as they work through various tasks on a wiki. Through an analysis of their definitions of poetry and ideas about poetry pedagogy captured in online discussion, survey, and interview responses, the authors…

  2. Discovering Astronomy Through Poetry

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    Mannone, John C.

    2011-05-01

    The literature is replete with astronomical references. And much of that literature is poetry. Using this fact, not only can the teacher infuse a new appreciation of astronomy, but also, the student has the opportunity to rediscover history through astronomy. Poetry can be an effective icebreaker in the introduction of new topics in physics and astronomy, as well as a point of conclusion to a lecture. This presentation will give examples of these things from the ancient literature (sacred Hebraic texts), classical literature (Homer's Iliad and Odyssey), traditional poetry (Longfellow, Tennyson and Poe) and modern literature (Frost, Kooser, and others, including the contemporary work of this author).

  3. Notes on ``Image Methods in Electrostatics'' (A Computer-Animated Film)

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    Ronald Blum

    1968-01-01

    The computation and production of a computer-animated film is described. The film depicts a point charge slowly approached by (1) a grounded conducting sphere, and (2) an ungrounded (net charge equals zero) conducting sphere.

  4. Computer animated film systems: a rat's nest of trade-offs

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    Bruce Cornwell; Katharine Cornwell

    1976-01-01

    Selected examples of computer animated film production systems are analyzed in regard to usefulness for student projects, commercial film production and graphic research. No system seems ideal for all of these purposes and the most sophisticated systems inhibit a \\

  5. Comparative Analyses of Live-Action and Animated Film Remake Scenes: Finding Alternative Film-Based Teaching Resources

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    Champoux, Joseph E.

    2005-01-01

    Live-action and animated film remake scenes can show many topics typically taught in organizational behaviour and management courses. This article discusses, analyses and compares such scenes to identify parallel film scenes useful for teaching. The analysis assesses the scenes to decide which scene type, animated or live-action, more effectively…

  6. Internet Poetry Archive

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    Internet Poetry Archive. Selected poems from a number of contemporary poets in several languages are featured, including text, photo of poet, voice of poet reading the poem, select bibliography, and brief biographical note.

  7. Online Poetry Classroom

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    Academy of American Poets

    Poetry is one of the oldest forms of human expression, and can be found in almost every part of the world, manifesting itself to express every type of emotion, whether it be hope, sadness, or exuberance. This persuasive and helpful Web site was developed by the Academy of American Poets in order to provide both professional development for high school English teachers and a virtual teaching community that offers free access to poetry resources, including poems and classroom-tested curricula. The curriculum section includes 17 teaching plans, along with a teacher forum area where colleagues can share ideas about what works (and what doesn't) in terms of teaching poetry. A section titled What to Teach includes lists of poems that are ideal to teach to students, and a number of fine themed online exhibits that address movements such as the Harlem Renaissance, the Modernist poets, and the general development of American poetry in the 20th century.

  8. Poetry or Medicine

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Charles R. Perakis

    2000-01-01

    This article addresses the common features that the disciplines of medicine and poetry share. Both require the application of technique and art. The practitioners of each discipline share similar attitudes and purposes. The author explores their common features.

  9. Poetry Out Loud

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    James Earl Jones credited a love of poetry for helping him overcome a problem with stuttering, and many others have spoken to a great love for the power of reading verse aloud. The National Endowment for the Arts and The Poetry Foundation are encouraging high school students to memorize and perform great poems through the Poetry Out Loud initiative. While the program is intended for high school students, the general poetry-loving browser will find much of interest on the site. Visitors to the site can look through through dozens of poems that are part of the initiative, and also listen to a number of the poems being read by such personages as Anthony Hopkins and Angela Lansbury. The site is rounded out by press releases about the initiative and a guide for teachers.

  10. The poetry generator

    E-print Network

    Shafran, Joan K

    1980-01-01

    Poetry is one of the oldest forms of communication. The poet is interested in finding new ways of expressing universal truths. Science and technology also are looking for new ways to communicate universal truths. Through ...

  11. Poetry and the Environment

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    Jeanne McLain Harms

    2000-03-01

    Many poems for children published in the past few decades focus on aspects of environmental study. Combining these newer contributions with poetry published in the past can greatly enhance children's study of the environment and provide a link with scienc

  12. Poetry Calendar: Mix Math and Poetry

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2012-06-26

    This website contains links to 12 calendars (12 months). April contains eight activities that mix math with poetry. For instance, children write a nonsense poem that rhymes every 3rd line, make a palindrome that reads the same forward and back, and write a poem about a favorite number. Works as a handout, take-home, or group activity. Available as a downloadable pdf and in Spanish.

  13. Teaching Modern Literature: Poetry and Fiction.

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    Damashek, Richard

    This monograph, part of a series for language arts teachers, discusses the essential components for teaching modern poetry and modern fiction. The section on modern poetry considers traditional versus modern poetry, modernism in poetry, imagism, the function of poetry in modern times, social change in poetry, and offers a brief list of recommended…

  14. Distant Neighbours: The New Geography of Animated Film Production in Europe

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Alexander Cole

    2008-01-01

    Cole A. Distant neighbours: the new geography of animated film production in Europe, Regional Studies41, 1–14. A growing literature on the organization of cultural products industries has highlighted their tendency to cluster in tight agglomerations. The paper explores the implications of a case – animated feature-film production in Europe – that offers a notable exception to this tendency. The case

  15. Poetry teaching in laboratory setting

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Nilgün Aç?k Önka?

    2009-01-01

    The best samples of a language are seen in the art of poetry. Literary samples of Turkish language from every era of the history of Turks can be seen in poetry. The issue of how to teach poetry is of great interest to the student teachers of Turkish Language and Literature. How is a poem read? How are the emotions

  16. Homelessness, Restlessness and Diasporic Poetry

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    Kizel, Arie

    2010-01-01

    Can poetry be Diasporic? Can poetry free itself from the shackles of conformism? Can it be independent and divergent, and not seek a home? Is it capable of mustering its inner strengths and living without being enlisted by a collective that accords it power? This article argues that poetry is essentially dialectic. It has little vitality without…

  17. Rediscovering the Joy of Poetry

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    Keil, Katherine

    2005-01-01

    Katherine Keil, a high school English teacher, has developed an approach that goes beyond simply teaching poetry to creating classrooms that celebrate poetry in order to overcome the fear of poetry in students and the teacher. She encourages students to play with language, publishes student's work to a web site and models the writing process…

  18. Teaching Poetry in High School.

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    Somers, Albert B.

    Suggesting that the teaching of poetry must be engaging as well as challenging, this book presents practical approaches, guidelines, activities, and scenarios for teaching poetry in high school. It offers 40 complete poems; a discussion of assessment issues (including authentic assessment); poetry across the curriculum; and addresses and…

  19. Using Poetry throughout the Curriculum

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    Collins, Polly

    2008-01-01

    In the content areas, poetry encourages interest, insight, and understanding. It is like no other form of written word in its ability to offer personal connections. Poetry reaches across all areas of life, and this universality invites teachers to embed it in instruction in all curricular areas. Poetry is an excellent tool for encouraging deep…

  20. Using Poetry To Teach Phonics.

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    Ediger, Marlow

    Hearing poetry read aloud should help pupils to achieve feelings of being relaxed and reenergized. Poetry might help pupils to achieve vital objectives in reading. Phonics instruction could become an inherent part of the reading of poems. For example, a student teacher and a cooperating teacher introduced pupils to a unit on "Poetry with Rhyme"…

  1. Library of Congress: Poetry

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    On a recent visit to the Library of Congress: Poetry website, the first line of a poem by William Stafford appeared on the top of the page. The poem in question was "At the Un-National Monument Along the Canadian Border", and it just one of many poems that can be found on this simple delightful site. Amidst this cornucopia of poems, visitors can also learn about the current poet laureate and take in a few webcasts from the "Poet Vision" series. It is an august group indeed, and some of the programs include those that profile Rita Dove, Louise Gluck, and Stanley Kunitz. Visitors can also look over a list of poetry news and events and breeze on through the related resources offered by the Library of Congress. Educators and students will want to pay close attention to the "For Teachers & Students" area, where they can find resources designed to bring poetry into the classroom in an experiential fashion.

  2. Electronic Poetry Center

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Created in 1995 by Loss Peque'o Glazier, the Electronic Poetry Center (EPC) serves as a "central gateway to resources in electronic poetry and poetics at the University of Buffalo, the University of Pennsylvania's PennSound, UBU web, and the Web at large." The EPC site makes a wide range of material dealing with digital and innovative poetry available to the general public. The homepage is quite easy to navigate, and visitors can look in on features like "2000 Years of Mayan Literature", "Emerging Language Practices", and a set of related recommended links. The link to "PennSound" is a real find, and here visitors can listen to poets read their latest works, courtesy of the University of Pennsylvania's Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing. Much of the material on the site is also available in Spanish.

  3. REM sleep behavior disorder and other sleep disturbances in Disney animated films

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Alex Iranzo; Carlos H. Schenck; Jorge Fonte

    2007-01-01

    During a viewing of Disney’s animated film Cinderella (1950), one author (AI) noticed a dog having nightmares with dream-enactment that strongly resembled RBD. This prompted a study in which all Disney classic full-length animated films and shorts were analyzed for other examples of RBD. Three additional dogs were found with presumed RBD in the classics films Lady and the Tramp

  4. Playing with Poetry

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    Mrs. Payne

    2010-06-04

    The third grade core states that we should read and write poems as part of our language arts instruction. Come play with words as we explore some published poetry and write our own! We'll even publish your finished work in class. Use these activities below as your homework for the week as we study poetry in class each day. Remember: Whenever you're working on the internet, make sure you have a grown-up's permission and that they approve of each website you go on. Monday's Homework: Pick three poems to read from this website,Poems for Kids, and read ...

  5. IBM: Programming and Poetry

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This article reviews a Poetry vs. Programming panel sponsored by IBM to continue a 2004 discussion from the Innovation Days speaker series. Panel participants, which included poets Thomas Lux and Vijay Seshadri, and IBM researchers John Richards, Josh Scribner and John Vlissides, discussed whether or not "writing code is like writing poetry." The panel was also broadcast to IBM's U.S. labs. The author provides quotes from the participants and describes the conversation as â??lively and dynamic.â?ť Links to related websites provide additional information on the speakers and their work.

  6. The Poetry Archives

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Provided by eMule.com and maintained by three University of Georgia students, this free "classical" poetry archive will find ready use in literature classrooms. Currently containing over 3,600 non-copyrighted poems by 137 poets, the archive is browseable by author name or searchable by keyword. Search results also display the first line of each poem returned. Users may wonder at the omission of certain poems and poets (left out perhaps because of copyright issues), but on the whole, the site offers plenty to please teachers, students, and poetry lovers. Additional features include a random poem option, a fairly active discussion board, and a FAQ.

  7. Comparative analyses of live?action and animated film remake scenes: finding alternative film?based teaching resources

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    Joseph E. Champoux

    2005-01-01

    Live?action and animated film remake scenes can show many topics typically taught in organizational behaviour and management courses. This article discusses, analyses and compares such scenes to identify parallel film scenes useful for teaching. The analysis assesses the scenes to decide which scene type, animated or live?action, more effectively shows concepts or emphasizes concepts differently.Analyses comparatives des scčnes de remake

  8. Developing a visual style for computer animations based on film directing techniques

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    Singler, Sandra

    2000-01-01

    Student's Computer Animation Process . The Film Director's Production Process . . Script Analysis for Theme and Plot. Determining the Style Pre-production. . Filming . . Editing. Soundtrack Creation. . Preview and Release Film Style. Problem... "Bullet Time" footage. 131 xv Page 105 Film/Techno-noir lighting. . 106 Informal balance, open framing . . 132 134 107 Formal balance, open framing 135 108 Formal balance, closed framing . . 136 109 Formal balance, open framing, multiple dominants...

  9. Using Literature & Poetry Affectively.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Shapiro, Jon E., Ed.

    The purpose of this publication is to present methods designed to develop a greater awareness of the affective domain and to examine the way children's literature and poetry is used at school and at home. The 12 articles provide information about the following topics: developing an awareness of attitudes, examining approach-avoidance behaviors in…

  10. Music, Movement, and Poetry.

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    Carmichael, Karla D.

    This paper's premise is that music, movement, and poetry are unique and creative methods to be used by the counselor in working with both children and adults. Through these media, the counselor generates material for the counseling session that may not be available through more traditional "talk therapies." The choice of music as a counseling…

  11. Basketball and Poetry.

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    Coy, John

    2000-01-01

    Discussion of the use of movement in writing classes focuses on a poetry class for eight- to twelve-year-olds that incorporated basketball. Describes listening to the sounds of basketball, recalling memories of basketball, breathing and movement, reading aloud to others, revisions, and public reading for families and friends. (LRW)

  12. Poetry of the Stars

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    Boitani, P.

    2011-06-01

    From Homer to the Bible looking at the heavenly vault is an enchanted moment in human life. It produces that wonder which Aristotle maintains is the beginning of the love of wisdom, that is to say of philosophy, science, and philomythia-the love of myth: poetry.

  13. Traditional Native Poetry.

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    Grant, Agnes

    1985-01-01

    While Native myths and legends were educational tools to transmit tribal beliefs and history, traditional American Indian poetry served a ritualistic function in everyday life. Few traditional Native songs, which all poems were, survive; only Mayan and Aztec poems were written, and most of these were burned by a Spanish bishop. In addition, many…

  14. The poetry explosion

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Brian Merrick

    1991-01-01

    Brian Merrick bas made a major contribution to the development of poetry teaching for younger children in the United Kingdom during the 1980s. CLE invited bim to look back over the decade and to select a personal list of favorite collections.

  15. Poetry and Linguistic Awareness.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Blades, Stephen

    As part of an investigation of ways to increase the linguistic awareness and communication skills of community college students from a variety of linguistic and cultural backgrounds, a study was conducted to determine if poetry study would enhance the word comprehension sensitivity of bilingual and bidialectal students. The 38 students involved in…

  16. Architecture as film : animation and the phenomenological experience

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    Duck, Stephen R. (Stephen Randall), 1968-

    2001-01-01

    In his film L'Awentura, Michelangelo Antonioni develops startling relationships between his characters and their surroundings. This thesis proposes to use a portion of his film as a precedent for both the architecture's ...

  17. Poetry reading in the second language classroom

    Microsoft Academic Search

    David Hanauer

    1997-01-01

    This paper argues for the use of poetry reading in second language classrooms. Literary and linguistic theories of poetry are reviewed and synthesised within a pyscholinguis?tic model of poetry reading, according to which the central aspect of poetry reading is the conscious negotiation of the formal structures of language for comprehension purposes. Hence, in order to comprehend poetry, second language

  18. American Sign Language poetry : literature in motion

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    Cole, Jessica

    2009-01-01

    forms in ASL poetry challenges our traditional understandingtraditional review of linguistic features of sign language poetry,Poetry into a written form is very difficult. In addition to the traditional

  19. Canadian Poetry Archive

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Hosted by the National Library of Canada, the Canadian Poetry Archive features selected poems from over 100 nineteenth- and twentieth-century English- and French-language Canadian poets. The database is searchable by author, title, keyword, and date. Author, title, and date indexes are also available for browsing. Biographies of six prominent Canadian poets are featured, including "photographs, biographical text, a selective bibliography, a link to the poet's poems in the Archive, and a link to search the poet's name in the National Library of Canada's online catalogue, resAnet." Users should know that, at this time, some poets are represented by one or two poems while others have the bulk of their corpus posted. The site is clearly still under construction but promises to become a key online resource for the study of Canadian poetry.

  20. Confederate Broadside Poetry Collection

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Provided by Wake Forest University Library, this collection features over 250 poems written by southerners and Confederate sympathizers during the American Civil War. The online examples include scanned pamphlets and clippings as well as broadsides. The collection is recognized as strongly representative of popular Southern war poetry and represents a wide range of subjects, tones, and abilities. Sample selections include: "Cotton is King," The Devil's Visit to 'Old Abe'," "God Help Kentucky," and "Hurrah for Jeff. Davis."

  1. BPJ - Beloit Poetry Journal

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    With this website visitors can read selected poetry from the current issue of the Beloit Poetry Journal, which has been published since 1950, but only on the Web much more recently. In addition, in 2006 the full-text archive of all 227 issues of the Journal published since the fall of 1950 was made available online. The editors of the Journal point out "rare texts such as Anne Sexton's first published poem, Langston Hughes' translations of Federico Garcia Lorca's Gypsy Ballads, and a memorial chapbook for William Carlos Williams edited by David Ignatow in 1963 whose list of contributors reads like a Who's Who of mid-twentieth century American poetry." To find any of these highlights, there is an author index which will allow visitors to easily find these texts and many more. For those who like to view the cover art, searching the Archive section provides a browse by decade, with thumbnail images of all the covers, and links to the full text.

  2. Erwin Schrödinger's Poetry

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    Sofronieva, Tzveta

    2014-03-01

    Many of the major figures in the history of science have produced literary works, but the relationship between their poetic texts and their scientific work is often underestimated. This paper illuminates the poetry of Erwin Schrödinger—one of the premier figures in twentieth-century science, and an accomplished poet in both English and his native German. It discusses existing perceptions of his poetry and challenges the assumptions that his poetic work was a mere hobby unrelated to his other achievements by focusing on the interplay between poetic images and scientific ideas in his German-language poems. It emphasizes that more research is needed on the understated role of bilingualism and of—often marginalized—writing in an adopted language in science and in poetry, with the premise that this feature of Schrödinger's life deserves more study. It argues that Schrödinger's literary imagination and his bilingualism are an integral part of his approach to reality and considers Schrödinger's literary work to be an important aspect of his intellectual heritage.

  3. Erwin Schrödinger's Poetry

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Sofronieva, Tzveta

    2013-03-01

    Many of the major figures in the history of science have produced literary works, but the relationship between their poetic texts and their scientific work is often underestimated. This paper illuminates the poetry of Erwin Schrödinger—one of the premier figures in twentieth-century science, and an accomplished poet in both English and his native German. It discusses existing perceptions of his poetry and challenges the assumptions that his poetic work was a mere hobby unrelated to his other achievements by focusing on the interplay between poetic images and scientific ideas in his German-language poems. It emphasizes that more research is needed on the understated role of bilingualism and of—often marginalized—writing in an adopted language in science and in poetry, with the premise that this feature of Schrödinger's life deserves more study. It argues that Schrödinger's literary imagination and his bilingualism are an integral part of his approach to reality and considers Schrödinger's literary work to be an important aspect of his intellectual heritage.

  4. Social Work and Child Maltreatment Intervention in Disney Animated Feature Films: 1937–2006

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    David Hubka; Lil Tonmyr; Wendy Hovdestad

    2009-01-01

    The 45 Disney animated feature films produced between 1937 and 2006 were analysed for representations of child maltreatment and child maltreatment interventions according to criteria set out in the US National Incidence Study of Child Abuse and Neglect. Although there are 263 maltreated child characters in 30 of the 45 films, they seldom show formal interventionists at work. The types

  5. Apply 3D digital technology in HBUE virtual campus animated film

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Guojun Chen; Quanhui Huang; Qing Zhu

    2010-01-01

    With the rapid progress of 3D digital technology, more and more people pay attention to its application in presenting architecture, environment and art intension inside physic objects. In the progress of make virtual campus animated film for Hubei University of Economics- a one year and seven month project, 3D animation was used to present the campus environment and its art

  6. Images of Couples and Families in Disney Feature-Length Animated Films

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Litsa RenÉe Tanner; Shelley A. Haddock; Toni Schindler Zimmerman; Lori K. Lund

    2003-01-01

    Media have the potential to serve as sources of information regarding couples and families for many children. One of the more popular forms of children's media is the Disney animated featurelength movie. To date, no research has examined images of couples and families in a wide sampling of Disney feature-length animated films. This study was designed to identify themes about

  7. Poetry Therapy and Infertility Counseling

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Michelle Emery Blake

    2002-01-01

    Various authors have recognized the significance of grief among clients who are infertile. Poetry therapy offers unique opportunities for clients to crystallize and communicate their thoughts and feelings about this painful issue. Examples of poetry used to illustrate the various stages of grieving reflect the author's personal experience of infertility.

  8. Poetry in Motion: Kevin Young

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    Hamilton, Kendra

    2005-01-01

    Ten years ago, when Kevin Young mounted the stage at the 1994 Furious Flower conference, he was a baby-faced newcomer to the national poetry scene. Amid elders like Gwendolyn Brooks and Lucille Clifton, who had just selected his book for publication in the National Poetry Series, he bore only two identifying labels: "Harvard" and "the Dark Room…

  9. Pause: a collection of poetry

    E-print Network

    Phillips, Glenn Allen

    2006-08-16

    to certain poems. I see poetry as a way to both evaluate and express my faith in the same vein as Emily Dickinson. I greatly admire her ability to both question and revere God in her poetry, leading me to what Donald Miller in Blue Like Jazz calls...

  10. Tapping the Power of Poetry

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    Rasinski, Timothy

    2014-01-01

    "I have become increasingly convinced that poetry offers one of the best-and often most underused--resources for developing literacy foundations," writes Timothy Rasinski. Poetry and songs are typically short and easy to learn, provide opportunities for students to play with the sounds of language, and offer an engaging way to learn…

  11. Eurographics/ ACM SIGGRAPH Symposium on Computer Animation (2011) Posters and Demos Automated Camera Planner for Film Editing Using Key Shots

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    2011-01-01

    Abstract Generating films from 3D animations requires knowledge in cinematography (camera placement animation. Our framework proposes scores for shots and cuts, independently of the film idioms usedEurographics/ ACM SIGGRAPH Symposium on Computer Animation (2011) Posters and Demos Automated

  12. Granger's World of Poetry Online

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Columbia Granger's World of Poetry Web site is perhaps the largest compendium of online poetry in existence, containing over 30,000 complete poems, 300,000 poem citations, an extensive glossary of terms and definitions, and biographies of different poets. While complete access to the World of Poetry requires paying a fee, there is a free trial account that will allow potential customers temporary access to the database. There is also a valuable link to 180 poems (for no charge) that may be used for introducing students to contemporary poetry. Overall, the site serves as an introduction to the possibilities of purchasing access to one of the most prodigious online poetry databases available.

  13. Poetry I love

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Your PVC Kirk Mittelman

    2008-10-16

    In our classroom, we have been working hard with poetry. Now it is your turn to be a powerful poet! Read the information below and follow directions carefully! At the end of this adventure, you will be a published poet! Your Goal or Objective: You will be able to write 3 poems inspired by the poets you read on the Internet throughout this project. After visiting the web sites of Jack Prelutsky, Bruce Lansky, and Shel Silverstein, you will write poems inspired by these poets. You will ...

  14. Members of the film industry, critics, and others ask: "What is animation?"

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2007-01-01

    Nose on the Prize, but Which Oscar to Sniff? [Free registration may be required]http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/28/movies/awardsseason/28rata.htmlASIFA-Hollywood Animation Archivehttp://www.animationarchive.org/index.htmlAnimation Historyhttp://animationhistory.blogspot.com/Origins of American Animation, 1900-1921 [Real Player, Quick Time]http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/oahtml/oahome.htmlAnimation World Networkhttp://www.awn.com/Seven or eight decades ago, it was a bit easier to identify what traditional film animation looked like. If pressed for an example, most people might mention the iconic 1928 cartoon, "Steamboat Willie", which features the perpetually smiling Mickey Mouse piloting a steamboat. These days, while traditional storyboards remain a part of the creative process, animators have tools like rotoscoping, live-action hybrids (a la "Who Framed Roger Rabbit"), cel overlays, and numerous other techniques to bring to their craft. Some of these technical matters have been under closer examination since 2002, when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences created the Oscar for best animated feature. Under the guidelines, films nominated in this category must have "frame-by-frame" animation, which means that recent films such as "Beowulf" and "Ratatouille" would qualify for nominations in the coming year. "Beowulf" utilized the motion capture technique, and some animators remain skeptical of whether this technique qualifies as "animation". Of course, the lines between animation and other forms of cinematic expression have always been blurry, and it will remain a subject of debate by members of the industry and others for some time to come. The first link will take readers to a piece on this recent debate in the world of animation which appeared in The Arizona Republic this past Sunday. The second link leads to another piece on this subject from this Wednesday's New York Times. Moving on, the third leads to the very fun and interesting ASIFA-Hollywood Animation Archive. Here visitors can view historic animation manuals, clips from the early days of movie animation, and so on. The fourth link leads to a site created by animator Lynn Tomlinson as a way to offer "alternatives to the history taught by the big studios." The fifth link leads to the most welcome "Origins of American Animation Site, 1900-1921" site, where visitors can watch rare examples of early American animation, including the celebrated short "Krazy Kat and Ignatz Mouse at the Circus". Persons hoping to learn more about the nuts and bolts of the animation industry will enjoy the last link, which features pieces on "How To Succeed In Animation" and a cornucopia of newsletters and information on upcoming releases.

  15. Traditional Animation Keyframe Animation

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    Treuille, Adrien

    next class #12;Traditional Cel Animation · Film runs at 24 frames per second (fps) ­ That's 1440 stand - Transfer onto film by taking a photograph of the stack #12;Principles of Traditional AnimationAnimation Traditional Animation Keyframe Animation Interpolating Rotation Forward

  16. The Interrelationship of Chinese Music and Poetry

    Microsoft Academic Search

    YANPING WANG

    Unlike its Western counterpart, Chinese poetry has a more important role in Chinese literary history, especially classical Chinese poetry, which dominated literature as well as art throughout history. However, when making an intratextual analysis of this genre, we find the generic roots of classical Chinese poetry have stemmed from music. The studies of the dichotomous nature of Chinese poetry and

  17. 2005 Poetry Publication Showcase: selected titles

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Michael Romanos

    2006-01-01

    Purpose – This paper aims to provide a selection of poetry titles from the Poets House Showcase of 2005. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – This article gives a review of the 2005 Poetry Publication Showcase. Findings – This review represents a wide-ranging selection of contemporary poetry collections and anthologies. Originality\\/value – This list documents the tremendous range of poetry publishing from commercial, independent

  18. Poetry Reading in the Second Language Classroom.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hanauer, David

    1997-01-01

    Argues for the use of poetry reading in second language classrooms. Reviews literary and linguistic theories of poetry and synthesizes these theories within a psycholinguistic model of poetry reading, according to which the central aspect of poetry reading is the conscious negotiation of the formal structures of language for comprehension…

  19. Young Children's Concepts and Attitudes about Poetry.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ford, Michael P.

    A study investigating poetry in elementary school programs had three purposes: (1) to examine young children's (K-3) poetry concepts and attitudes; (2) to develop a poetry program for use by teachers; and (3) to field-test that program to determine its effects on poetry concepts and attitudes. Three hundred forty K-3 students were pretested and…

  20. Making Connections: teachers, children and poetry

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Michael Ohara

    1999-01-01

    This article argues for a re-examination of the role of poetry as a language art in school and suggests a need to aid the process of experiencing poetry, rather than studying poetry, at least up to the end of Key Stage 3 (age 14 years). An indication of the possible ‘state of play’ of poetry teaching in school led to

  1. The Forgotten Genre of Children's Poetry

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    Gill, Sharon Ruth

    2007-01-01

    The author argues that 20th-century children's poetry is often ignored and that the emphasis on teaching the adult poetry canon can give children mistaken ideas about what poetry is. Poetry is not a collection of "classics" whose meanings must be explained but something written to capture thoughts, feelings, and experiences. Ideas for teaching…

  2. Lesson Planet: Poetry Lesson Plans

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2012-01-01

    How does one teach poetry in any subject or quantity? The folks at Lesson Planet have assembled a fine range of helpful lesson plans that include discussions of haiku, poetic analysis, and utilizing poems to understand history and other subjects. Visitors will be glad to learn that there are over 6,400 lesson plans searchable by Resource Type, Grade, and User Rating among other categories. A highlight of the site is "Poetry Beyond Words" which asks young writers to compose a "popcorn poem" using sensing verbs and adverbs. There is a tremendous amount of information for those who love poetry as well as educating others using it as a tool.

  3. Father?daughter relationships in Disney's animated films

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Scarlet L. Wynns; Lawrence B. Rosenfeld

    2003-01-01

    This study assesses the extent to which portrayals of father?adolescent daughter relationships in four Disney feature films (The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, and Pocahontas) correspond with the qualities of successful and unsuccessful father?adolescent daughter relationships as revealed in the research literature. Findings indicated that the relationships in The Little Mermaid and Aladdin correspond to father?adolescent daughter relationships

  4. Grated animated film violence: An issue waiting to be managed

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Tamara L. Wandel

    This paper compares secondary data from a major study by the Harvard Center for Risk Analysis assessing violence in G-rated animated movies, with primary survey data from parents and caregivers of preschool-aged children. The comparison identifies a significant mismatch between actual violence levels and parents' understanding of violence levels. Further, parents were found to hold a misconception as to the

  5. Poetry through soul.

    PubMed

    Clark, Trevor

    2011-07-01

    Trevor Clark usually works as a bulk fuel truck driver. He has a passion for poetry, writing and guitar playing which he uses as a sounding board for reflective learning and development. He also believes that supportive family and friends are critical to maintaining his well-being. Sustaining recovery is a reality Trevor deals with every day and believes patients who embrace their condition fully can direct their recovery and maintain positive mental health for themselves and those involved in their lives. Currently, Trevor is working on his first novel while he recovers from physical injuries incurred on his quest for autonomy and place. Managing his mental health is of paramount importance to Trevor and even though this may be trying at times, he lives and works happily with his condition. PMID:21878024

  6. Animals

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Mrs. Unsworth

    2005-03-31

    Explore the wonderful world of animals Listen to the animal sound. See if you can identify the animal.Animal sounds. Explore and find out about different animals.Kids Planet Create a animal report using one of the animals found in the web site.Kids Planet,SeaWorld/animals Create a picture of your animal examples are found...Your big backyard ...

  7. Ruinscapes in poetry and architecture

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    Kouros, Panos, 1962-

    1991-01-01

    The purpose of this study is to interrelate poetry and ruin in their multiple modalities of being together. Ruin reveals the poet's intentions, visualizes the poetic attitude as such, and functions as mirror and model for ...

  8. Representative Poetry On-line

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    Created and maintained by Professor Ian Lancashire, Representative Poetry Online is both a nod back to poetry's past in terms of its content, and a look to the future (and present) as it exists online here at this site. The approximately 3100 hundred or so poems offered here are culled from the volume, "Representative Poetry", which was first published in 1912. In fact, this is the third version of this very site, and poetry lovers everywhere will want to keep this site handy, whether it is for reference or just sheer joy. Visitors can view a complete index of all the poems included on the site, or take a look at the poems arranged chronologically, all the way from "Bede's Death Song" (penned in the 8th century) to the verses of the post-moderns. Equally delightful is the glossary of terms, which provides insights about dozens of terms, including adonic, gnomic verse, and iambic trimester.

  9. Reflections on Reading and Writing Poetry with Children.

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    Laubenthal, Gail

    2000-01-01

    Reports on use of poetry as a teaching tool. Discusses value of reading poetry to students daily, and presents writing samples from student journals. Includes definitions of forms of poetry and guidelines for sharing poetry. (DLH)

  10. Demonizing in Children’s Television Cartoons and Disney Animated Films

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    Gregory Fouts; Mitchell Callan; Kelly Piasentin; Andrea Lawson

    2006-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to assess the prevalence of demonizing in the two major media that young children use (television and movies). Two content analyses were conducted using the animated feature films (n = 34) of the Walt Disney Company and after-school cartoons (n = 41). Each was coded for the modeling of the use of “evil” words when referring to a

  11. Affective Realism of Animated Films in the Development of Simulation-Based Tutoring Systems

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    Ekanayake, Hiran B.; Fors, Uno; Ramberg, Robert; Ziemke, Tom; Backlund, Per; Hewagamage, Kamalanath P.

    2013-01-01

    This paper presents a study focused on comparing real actors based scenarios and animated characters based scenarios with respect to their similarity in evoking psychophysiological activity for certain events by measuring galvanic skin response (GSR). In the experiment, one group (n = 11) watched the real actors' film whereas another group (n…

  12. Entertainment and Instruction as Models in the Early Years of Animated Film: New Perspectives on Filmmaking in France

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    Valérie Vignaux

    2011-01-01

    This study of the oeuvres of Emile Cohl, Marius O’Galop and Robert Lortac, united by reason of their biohistorical and aesthetic kinship, helps to reconstruct the specificities of the first school of animated film in France. In their films, these animators, formerly caricaturists, combined models whose function was either entertainment or educational, and specific either to the illustration industry or

  13. Media Portrayals of Love, Marriage & Sexuality for Child Audiences: A Select Content Analysis of Walt Disney Animated Family Films.

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    Junn, Ellen N.

    This study examined the portrayal of love, marriage, and sexuality in 11 romantic and nonromantic Disney animated films. Results showed that four out of five of the nonromantic films had male leads, with males occupying significantly more screen time than females. Half of the romantic films had female leads, who occupied significantly more screen…

  14. Science Poetry in Two Voices: Poetry and the Nature of Science

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    Frazier, Wendy M.; Murray, Kristen B.

    2009-01-01

    Poetry can be used during science instruction to foster interest, excitement, and wonder among elementary-level students. Children can read poetry, or have poetry read to them, as a way of learning about their world. They can also create poems to share their own science learning with others. We introduce two formats of the Poetry in Two Voices…

  15. Across the Curriculum: Poetry With a Purpose. 10th Anniversary Reprint.

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    Hardy, Amanda

    1988-01-01

    Describes some ways that poetry can be used to present information about animals, enhance appreciation for animal habits and roles, and promote empathy for animals. Gives examples of and work sheets for the development of limericks, cinquain, haiku, and free verse. (TW)

  16. Animals in the landscape :an analysis of the role of the animal image in representations of identity in selected Australian feature films from 1971 to 2001

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    2008-01-01

    Despite the salient role of the landscape in the development of white Australian identity, and the prominence of the landscape discourse in dominant film commentary, little attention has been afforded to the function of the animal image as a cultural representational code in the context of the meanings educed. The aim of this study is to examine the animal and

  17. Poetry for physicists

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    Tobias, Sheila; Abel, Lynne S.

    1990-09-01

    In an effort to discover what makes the humanities difficult and unpopular with some science and engineering students, 14 Cornell faculty from the disciplines of chemistry, physics, applied mathematics, geology, materials science, and engineering were invited to become ``surrogate learners'' in a junior/senior level poetry seminar designed expressly for them. Their encounter with humanistic pedagogy and scholarship was meant to be an extension of ``Peer Perspectives on Science'' [see S. Tobias and R. R. Hake, ``Professors as physics students: What can they teach us?'' Am. J. Phys. 56, 786 (1988)]. The results challenge certain assumptions about differences between scholarship and pedagogy in the humanities and science (as regards ``certainty'' and models). But the experiment uncovered other problems that affect ``marketing'' the humanities to science and engineering students. Results are some additional insights into what makes science ``hard'' for humanities students and why physical science and engineering students have difficulty with and tend to avoid courses in literature, as well as into what can make humanities courses valuable for science students.

  18. An evolutionary algorithm approach to poetry generation 

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    Manurung, Hisar

    Poetry is a unique artifact of the human language faculty, with its defining feature being a strong unity between content and form. Contrary to the opinion that the automatic generation of poetry is a relatively easy ...

  19. Gary Snyder's Poetry and Ecological Science.

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    McClintock, James I.

    1992-01-01

    Discusses the impact that three ecologists had on the poetry of Gary Snyder. Provides examples of Snyder's poetry in which the ecological concepts of the food chain, succession, the biology of loops, and networks are illustrated. (MDH)

  20. 2008 Poetry Publication Showcase: selected titles

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    Michael Romanos

    2009-01-01

    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to present an annotated bibliography of the new poetry volumes from the Poet's House 2008 Poetry Showcase. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The titles were selected from the Poet's House 2008 Poetry Showcase as titles that are both challenging and accessible. Findings – This list provides the librarian and reader with a guide to collection

  1. Breakthroughs in action research through poetry

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    Terry Barrett

    2011-01-01

    This paper discusses how major breakthroughs in generating, analysing and disseminating action research about problem?based learning were made through the medium of poetry. I used poetry in three ways: as data, as an interpretive device and as a reflective medium. Poetry helped me to disseminate my research in provocative, memorable and challenging ways. Action research is conceptualised as a triple

  2. Poetry Instruction: Do Basals Follow Recommended Procedures?

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    Shapiro, Sheila

    To determine whether the suggested poetry teaching procedures found in the teacher manuals of sixth-grade basal readers reflect the pedagogical procedures suggested by expert opinion and research, an indepth analysis was made of a total of 106 poetry lessons in eight teacher manuals. The poetry lessons were analyzed for the purposes of determining…

  3. Recording Students to Bring Poetry Alive

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    Thibeault, Matthew D.

    2011-01-01

    Poems are filled with musicality. Poetry and music are often described using similar terms: meter, cadence, phrase, form, and more. Poetry also has physical qualities recognized ever since the Greeks classified poetic meter in feet. In this article, the author presents a project that works well across the age spectrum: recording expressive poetry

  4. Gender Representation in Poetry for Young Adults.

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    Johnson, Angela Beumer; McClanahan, Lauren G.; Mertz, Maia Pank

    1999-01-01

    Considers how poetry for adolescents depicts female and male roles and examines portrayals of gender in young adult poetry. Finds volumes that both upheld and challenged traditional gender roles. Discusses five anthologies that provide a balance of poetry considered rich and some anthologies challenged for their assumptions regarding gender roles.…

  5. Breakthroughs in Action Research through Poetry

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    Barrett, Terry

    2011-01-01

    This paper discusses how major breakthroughs in generating, analysing and disseminating action research about problem-based learning were made through the medium of poetry. I used poetry in three ways: as data, as an interpretive device and as a reflective medium. Poetry helped me to disseminate my research in provocative, memorable and…

  6. Mathematical Pattern Poetry Department of Mathematics

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    Glaz, Sarah

    ;teaching of the topic of exponential growth and decay. Poetry projects are used in the mathematicsMathematical Pattern Poetry Sarah Glaz Department of Mathematics University of Connecticut Storrs, CT 06269, USA E-mail: Sarah.Glaz@uconn.edu Abstract Pattern poetry is an art form that combines

  7. Arabic Poetry: Guzzle a Ghazal! [Lesson Plan].

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    2002

    The Bedouins of ancient Arabia and Persia made poetry a conversational art form, and several poetic forms developed from the participatory nature of tribal poetry. Today in most Arab cultures, people may still experience public storytelling and spontaneous poetry challenges in the streets. The art of turning a rhyme into sly verbal sparring is…

  8. Introduction to Poetry: English. 5112.43.

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    Mastropaolo, Marie; Dean, Janet

    A course putting emphasis on the enjoyment of poetry is presented. It includes an introduction to poetic language and a study of various types of poetry, such as the lyric and the narrative. Performance objectives include: (1) The student will write an original, personal definition of the form of poetry; (2) The student will define a list of terms…

  9. The Poetry Society of America

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    With a lyre serving as their organization's totem, the Poetry Society of America has served the poetry community of the United States for over seventy years. The Society may be best known for its annual awards, which include the prestigious Frost Award, the Cecil Hemly Memorial Award, and the Shelley Memorial Award. Aspiring poets can read about the entry guidelines for these awards, along with being able to peruse a list of previous recipients of both the Frost Award and Shelley Memorial Award, including such literary luminaries as Conrad Aiken, Kenneth Rexroth, Elizabeth Bishop, Gwendolyn Brooks and Wallace Stevens. Even more compelling is the inclusion of works by the most recent recipients, whose august number includes Lawrence Ferlinghetti. Also on the website are lists of helpful outside poetry-related websites, a calendar of upcoming events sponsored by the Society, and a direct link to the Favorite Poem Project, which was begun by former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky.

  10. Characterizing Emotion in the Soundtrack of an Animated Film: Credible or Incredible?

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    Noam Amir; Rachel Cohen

    2007-01-01

    In this study we present a novel emotional speech corpus, consisting of dialog that was extracted from an animated film. This\\u000a type of corpus presents an interesting compromise between the sparsity of emotion found in spontaneous speech, and the contrived\\u000a emotion found in speech acted solely for research purposes. The dialog was segmented into 453 short units and judged for

  11. Exploring Literacy through Poetry: Poems That Celebrate Poetry.

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    Honeyghan, Glasceta

    1999-01-01

    Sharing poems that celebrate books and reading throughout the school year can foster enjoyment of poetry as well as appreciation for reading. A variety of easy to read poems exist that vary from old and new, long and short, free-flowing verse and rhymed verse, and for young children as well as older children. Such poems can be read at odd moments…

  12. "Make It New": Introducing Poetry Through Writing Poetry.

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    Lim, Shirley

    One approach to introducing students to poetry is to have them write and analyze their own poems. Although this approach has some disadvantages, it does serve to tap students' experiences and expressive potential with creative projects and to give them an immediate and direct relationship with the traditional published works. By writing poems…

  13. High throughput film dosimetry in homogeneous and heterogeneous media for a small animal irradiator

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    Wack, L.; Ngwa, W.; Tryggestad, E.; Tsiamas, P.; Berbeco, R.; Ng, S.K.; Hesser, J.

    2013-01-01

    Purpose We have established a high-throughput Gafchromic film dosimetry protocol for narrow kilo-voltage beams in homogeneous and heterogeneous media for small-animal radiotherapy applications. The kV beam characterization is based on extensive Gafchromic film dosimetry data acquired in homogeneous and heterogeneous media. An empirical model is used for parameterization of depth and off-axis dependence of measured data. Methods We have modified previously published methods of film dosimetry to suit the specific tasks of the study. Unlike film protocols used in previous studies, our protocol employs simultaneous multichannel scanning and analysis of up to nine Gafchromic films per scan. A scanner and background correction were implemented to improve accuracy of the measurements. Measurements were taken in homogeneous and inhomogeneous phantoms at 220 kVp and a field size of 5 × 5 mm2. The results were compared against Monte Carlo simulations. Results Dose differences caused by variations in background signal were effectively removed by the corrections applied. Measurements in homogeneous phantoms were used to empirically characterize beam data in homogeneous and heterogeneous media. Film measurements in inhomogeneous phantoms and their empirical parameterization differed by about 2%–3%. The model differed from MC by about 1% (water, lung) to 7% (bone). Good agreement was found for measured and modelled off-axis ratios. Conclusions EBT2 films are a valuable tool for characterization of narrow kV beams, though care must be taken to eliminate disturbances caused by varying background signals. The usefulness of the empirical beam model in interpretation and parameterization of film data was demonstrated. PMID:23510532

  14. Making of a holographic movie on film: from holographic animation to holographic movie

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    Hiyama, Shigeo; Higuchi, Kazuhito; Ishii, Ken'ichiro; Ishikawa, Jun; Ohara, Tomoko; Muraho, Shuji

    1995-04-01

    Throughout `EI' '92, '93, '94 and '95, we have been presenting an experimental holographic movie system as a tool to estimate the picture quality of moving holographic images as a step towards holographic TV. Therefore these presentations can be seen as experiments for holographic movie system. They present holographic move devices as well as instruction on how to make holographic movies on film. Holographic movies are possible as we will report in this presentation. Throughout holographic movie devices I, II, III and IV, the same equipment and technology has been used. This will be recognized and appreciated by holographic researchers. Nowadays to record holographic images, it is best to use holographic film (in the case of animation, there is no other method). Through this method in each new version, we have been trying to broaden our expressions and artist's image in using new technology and take a further step for better holographic movies on film. In the future holographic movies will become popular. But now in their research phase we are working on animated movies as not only an presentation of technique but also as an artist's expression as well. We are making these technology with the general concept and intention of appealing to the senses of all people. These are not only holographic animation pieces but also 3D sounds and a construction of images in time. We have approached this concept with a most positive attitude.

  15. READING POETRY IS CREATIVE TOO.

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    GOODRICH, HOWARD B.

    A DISCUSSION OF THE PURPOSES AND PROBLEMS OF TEACHING POETRY TO SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IS PRESENTED. TEACHING TECHNIQUES ARE SUGGESTED. SPECIFIC SUGGESTIONS ARE GIVEN FOR PRESENTING "FOG,""THE HIGHWAYMAN," AND "THE BELLS." THIS ARTICLE APPEARS IN "JOURNAL OF READING," VOLUME 10, APRIL 1967. (RH)

  16. Poetry and the business life

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Ralph Windle

    2006-01-01

    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to look again at the ideas set out in the author's 1994 anthology, The Poetry of Business Life. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – This paper is based on a large sample of poems on business themes by a variety of “professional” and “practising managerial” poets. It supplies a spontaneous, empirical first taxonomy (organised as “Cantos”

  17. Remembering Louis: Why Teach Poetry?

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    Smiley, Jerome

    1998-01-01

    Relates the experience of the author as a young man struggling to write a chapter of his dissertation called "Why Teach Poetry?". Notes that poet Louis Ginsberg (father of poet Allen Ginsberg) provided him with a two-paragraph answer, as meaningful and pertinent now as it was 50 years ago. (SR)

  18. Poetry Recitation for Business Students

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    Hoger, Beth

    2012-01-01

    Poetry recitation removes the distractions of creating and organizing original material so that business students can focus on presentation skills of delivery, confidence, and memory. Delivery includes articulation, emphasis, nonverbals, and presence. Confidence and memory development are complementary. Confidence comes from trusting the memory…

  19. Finding Geography Using Found Poetry

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    Foster, Ellen J.

    2012-01-01

    Functional literacy is important in both English/language arts and geography. Using the "found poetry" strategy, students will summarize a piece of text, identify main ideas and find geographic connections. While using young adult literature is a great way to incorporate geography into English/language arts classroom, understanding of geography…

  20. Performing Determinism: Disability Culture Poetry

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    Petra Kuppers

    2007-01-01

    “Performing Determinism” discusses the performance of disability through poetry: the instability of language, the ability of words to clasp both generic and specific meaning, and the gaps that surround the performances of self. Disability culture acts as a frame for the inquiry, as the essay discusses crip aesthetics, crip critical practice, and the embodiment of language. In the reading of

  1. Arizona Celebration: 1992 Poetry Anthology.

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    Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix.

    This collection presents poems, written by Arizona students in kindergarten through twelfth grade, who were judged finalists or winners in the 1992 statewide Arizona Poetry Contest. In addition to poems in English, this anthology presents poems in several other languages, including Navajo, Spanish, Cambodian, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, and…

  2. (Re)Forming Research Poetry

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    Lahman, Maria K. E.; Rodriguez, Katrina L.; Richard, Veronica M.; Geist, Monica R.; Schendel, Roland K.; Graglia, Pamela E.

    2011-01-01

    In this article, the authors reflect on an experience with research representation in which they deliberately engage to push their notion of what research poetry might be. The authors discuss the experience that began when they examined approximately 50 in-depth narrative interviews of international doctoral students' graduate school experiences.…

  3. Yeats, Eliot, and apocalyptic poetry

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    Nancy Helen Fletcher

    2008-01-01

    Yeats and Eliot merit comparison because they wrote poetry that has been described as apocalyptic in the same historical period and in the same general geographic area but described entirely different visions. These particular works of Yeats and Eliot are appropriate because they represent two widely varying viewpoints on the causes, nature and desirability of what each author felt would

  4. Animation

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    Animation is making a splash with the recent box office hit, Shrek 2. This Topic in Depth explores how animation works, it's history and the entertaining as well as academic applications of animation. The first website provides a basic overview of digital cinema (1). More information on animation can be found on the second website (2). Digital Media FX provides this history (3 ) of animation. The Library of Congress has also put together a nice website (4 ) with some historical artifacts that for demonstrating a "a variety of elements that go into the creative process of developing and interpreting animated motion pictures." The fourth website provides an extensive list of online resources and academic uses for animation such as Chemistry, Evolution, Genetics, and Physics. (5 ). This fifth website posts the winners of the 2004 Character Animation Technologies competition (6 ). And finally, Slashdot has a nice expose on the Mathematics of Futurama (7).

  5. How To Get Kids Excited about Reading Poetry.

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    Lansky, Bruce

    1997-01-01

    Suggests ways of bringing poetry into the elementary classroom: matching poems and students; making poetry readings a regular activity; encouraging students to read, recite, or perform poetry; inviting special guests to perform poetry; celebrating holidays, seasons, and special occasions with poems; providing an audience for student poetry; and…

  6. Writing Poetry in the School Library (And Reading It Too!)

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    Wendelin, Karla

    2013-01-01

    Although April is National Poetry Month, poems are for any time... and all the time... and sharing poetry should be part of the library experience. Before we ask students to write poetry, however, we need to read poetry to and with them. We also need to provide opportunities for them to browse the poetry section and select poems to read to each…

  7. A decision support system for animated film selection based on a multi-criteria aggregation of referees’ ordinal preferences

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    S. Jullien-Ramasso; G. Mauris; L. Valet; Ph. Bolon

    This paper presents a decision support system devoted to the selection of films for the International Animated Film Festival organized at Annecy, France, every year. It deals with the representation and aggregation of referees’ preferences along predefined criteria in addition to their overall selection point of view. The practical requirements associated with this application (often encountered in social or cultural

  8. Can Poetry Be Data? Potential Relationships Between Poetry and Research

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    Johanna Shapiro

    2004-01-01

    The article by Rich Furman (2004) uses personal poetry written a decade ago, as well as current reflections on these poems, to explore the author’s reactions at various points in time to his father’s diagnosis of lung cancer. Furman created his poems in the time-honored tradition of writing as personal therapy (Anderson & MacCurdy, 2000). Confronted with emotional chaos and

  9. Poetry mix-up: a poetry generating system for cultural communication

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    Owen Noel Newton Fernando; Adrian David Cheok; Nimesha Ranasinghe; Kening Zhu; Chamari Priyange Edirisinghe; Yan Yan Cao

    2009-01-01

    Computer technology has become closely integrated with modern culture, which prompted us to introduce and explore the avenues of integrating aesthetics with technology. With the intention of promoting aesthetic sensibilities generated in poetry, we introduce a poetry generating system called \\

  10. Music in film and animation: experimental semiotics applied to visual, sound and musical structures

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    Kendall, Roger A.

    2010-02-01

    The relationship of music to film has only recently received the attention of experimental psychologists and quantificational musicologists. This paper outlines theory, semiotical analysis, and experimental results using relations among variables of temporally organized visuals and music. 1. A comparison and contrast is developed among the ideas in semiotics and experimental research, including historical and recent developments. 2. Musicological Exploration: The resulting multidimensional structures of associative meanings, iconic meanings, and embodied meanings are applied to the analysis and interpretation of a range of film with music. 3. Experimental Verification: A series of experiments testing the perceptual fit of musical and visual patterns layered together in animations determined goodness of fit between all pattern combinations, results of which confirmed aspects of the theory. However, exceptions were found when the complexity of the stratified stimuli resulted in cognitive overload.

  11. Poetry in the Primary Classroom: Collaboration and Response.

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    Straw, Stanley B.; And Others

    1993-01-01

    Compares traditional instruction in poetry with collaborative learning in poetry with grade-three students. Finds that the collaborative learning strategy led students to more mature responses to poetry than the teacher-directed strategy. (RS)

  12. Animator

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    Tech Directions, 2008

    2008-01-01

    Art and animation work is the most significant part of electronic game development, but is also found in television commercials, computer programs, the Internet, comic books, and in just about every visual media imaginable. It is the part of the project that makes an abstract design idea concrete and visible. Animators create the motion of life in…

  13. An Electronic Assistant for Poetry Writing

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    Nuno Mamede; Isabel Trancoso; Paulo Araújo; Céu Viana

    \\u000a The ultimate goal of the poetry assistant currently under development in our lab is an application to be used either as a\\u000a poetry game or as a teaching tool for both poetry and grammar, including the complex relationships between sound and meaning.\\u000a Until now we focused on the automatic classification of poems and the suggestion of the ending word for

  14. The Art of Poetry: Poems, Parodies, Interviews, Essays, and Other Work. Poets on Poetry.

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    Koch, Kenneth

    This collection of some of the critical works of a lauded contemporary poet, Kenneth Koch, gathers together poems, articles and interviews which are about poetry--Koch's critical work has mainly taken the form of poems about poetry (including parodies) and books about teaching the writing of poetry to schoolchildren. Focused on the practical…

  15. The Poetry Cafe Is Open! Teaching Literary Devices of Sound in Poetry Writing

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    Kovalcik, Beth; Certo, Janine L.

    2007-01-01

    A six-week long intervention that introduced second graders to poetry writing is described in this article, ending in a classroom "poetry cafe" culminating event. This article details the established classroom "writing workshop" structure and environment and the perceptions and observations of how students responded to the instruction. Four poetry

  16. The diversity of poetry: how trainee teachers’ perceptions affect their attitudes to poetry teaching

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    Rita Ray

    1999-01-01

    In response to a perceived reluctance to engage with poetry on the part of teachers and trainee teachers, a questionnaire was administered to a group of 48 trainees in their second year of training, before they undertook the part of their course dealing with the teaching of poetry. Their responses indicated that they had had a positive experience of poetry

  17. Schools as "Poetry-Friendly Places": Michael Rosen on Poetry in the Curriculum

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    Xerri, Daniel

    2014-01-01

    This article explores the views of children's poet Michael Rosen in relation to poetry in education. It is based on an interview in which Rosen not only discusses the significance of encouraging young people to engage with poetry at school but also analyzes a number of threats to poetry's place in the English curriculum. This article…

  18. Studies In Kansas Poetry

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    Swartz, Leila Marie

    1914-06-01

    ike the fad ing and passing of man. " Pra ir ie Asters " , has much, of prairie l i f e — t h e quail , dove, prairies and h i l l s . Kansas Zephyrs11 by James A. Pemoss in 1822 pur- ports to be a Kansas Book. The nature hero also 5B Kansas nature... presents Kansas and her history, "the glory of harvest , the beauty of p r a i r i e s , and the sturdy character of p ioneers " . The animal - l i f e of the early days,- the owls , snakes, prairie- dogs, antelope, red deer, quails and p r a i r i e...

  19. Animations

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    Christopher Griffith

    This collection contains animations of a nuclear chain reaction, nuclear fission and nuclear fusion. It also showcases interactive models of the first atomic bombs and simulation of the "Nuclear Winter" effect.

  20. Medieval Hebrew Medical Poetry: Uses and Contexts

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    Maud Kozodoy

    2011-01-01

    :The literary, pedagogical, and historical contexts of Hebrew didactic medical poems from Christian Iberia, dating from the late-twelfth through the fourteenth century, are examined. Classical didactic medical poetry (in Greek and Latin) is surveyed, followed by the Arabic, medieval Latin, and vernacular traditions. The Hebrew practice of incorporating medical material into liturgical poetry, from classical piyyuáą­ to the learned verse

  1. Poetry Inside Out: Bridging Cultures through Language

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    Rutherford, Marty

    2009-01-01

    This paper is about a writing and literary translation program called Poetry Inside Out (PIO). Students in the PIO program study poetic form and structure, figurative language, and the fundamentals of literary translation in an extended workshop format. During a typical Poetry Inside Out workshop, participants read, discuss, translate and recite…

  2. Teaching Fractions: Is it Poetry or Mathematics?

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    Wu, Hung-Hsi

    Teaching Fractions: Is it Poetry or Mathematics? San Diego April 22, 2010 H. Wu Dept. of Math., UC have been taught as poetry rather than as mathematics. This is almost a contradiction in terms. Mathematics from around grade 5 onward has to be precise and literal for the purpose of error

  3. Poetry, Media, and Second Language Acquisition

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    Chang, Chih-Ning Lynn

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of this qualitative study was to describe and analyze how the graduate course: "Writing, Reading and Teaching Poetry" influenced American and international students' writing, thinking, response to poetry, teaching beliefs and English learning through their participating in the class activities. In this study, I examine…

  4. 2006 Poetry Publication Showcase: selected titles

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    Michael Romanos

    2007-01-01

    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to highlight a selection of poetry titles from the Poets House Showcase of 2006. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – This article provides reviews of selected titles from the 2006 Poets House Showcase. Findings – This review represents a wide-ranging selection of contemporary poetry collections and anthologies. Originality\\/value – This list documents the tremendous range of

  5. Medieval Hebrew Medical Poetry: Uses and Contexts

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    Maud Kozodoy

    2011-01-01

    The literary, pedagogical, and historical contexts of Hebrew didactic medical poems from Christian Iberia, dating from the late-twelfth through the fourteenth century, are examined. Classical didactic medical poetry (in Greek and Latin) is surveyed, followed by the Arabic, medieval Latin, and vernacular traditions. The Hebrew practice of incorporating medical material into liturgical poetry, from classical piyyuáą­ to the learned verse

  6. Demystifying and Celebrating Group Work Through Poetry

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    Andrew Malekoff

    2006-01-01

    This collection of poetry and commentary is offered as an aid for teachers and students in the classroom, and for supervisors and practitioners in the field. Poetry themes presented range from learning from group work traditions and values, to understanding group development, to integrating verbal and non-verbal activities, to promoting social action, and to tuning in to the situational surround.

  7. Poetry Inside Out: Bridging cultures through language

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    MARTY RUTHERFORD

    2009-01-01

    This paper is about a writing and literary translation program called Poetry Inside Out (PIO). Students in the PIO program study poetic form and structure, figurative language, and the fundamentals of literary translation in an extended workshop format. During a typical Poetry Inside Out workshop, participants read, discuss, translate and recite poems by great authors. They examine the lines, words,

  8. Composing a peaceful classroom through poetry writing

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    Sherron Killingsworth Roberts

    2007-01-01

    Poetry writing as an authentic means of composing a peaceful classroom is the focus of this article. Formula poems are described, illustrated, and discussed. Promoting peace through poetry writing in the classroom is one of the ways teachers can have a positive lifelong impact on students.

  9. Wit and Irony in Militant Black Poetry

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    Sheffey, Ruthe

    1973-01-01

    Explores the thesis that the terror of militant poetry is mitigated by one step taken backward from the abyss of despair, a retreat into the saving grace of laughter, analyzing poetry by Mari Evans, Dudley Randall, Don L. Lee, Mikki Giovanni, and other young militant black poets. (Author/JM)

  10. Towards A Computational Model of Poetry Generation

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    Hisar Maruli Manurung; Graeme Ritchie; Henry Thompson

    2000-01-01

    In this paper we describe the difficulties of poetry generation, particularly in contrast to traditional informative natural language generation. We then point out deficiencies of previous attempts at poetry generation, and propose a stochastic hillclimbing search model which addresses these deficiencies. We present both conceptual and implemented details of the most important aspects of such a model, the evaluation and

  11. Importance of Poetry in Children's Learning.

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    Benton, Michael

    This paper examines the uniqueness of poetry and classroom methodology as found in children's experiences of hearing, enacting, discussing, and making poems. Poetry offers the peculiar use of language, form, and a fresh look. Poems are useful in the classroom as they are read differently from ordinary text, are read with both the eye and the ear,…

  12. Readers Response Approach to English Poetry Teaching.

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    Lin, Antonia Hsiu-Chen; Sher, Teresa Hsiang-Jen

    This paper describes an elective course at Taiwan's Wen Tzao Ursuline College of Modern Languages, "Concise English Poetry Appreciation and Recitation." The course is based on the reader response approach and targets third year students, leading them into the world of poetry through various stages (traditional nursery rhymes and simple, humorous,…

  13. Protestant Pretence in John Donne's Poetry

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    YUN Hai-ying

    Known as a representative of the English metaphysical poets, John Donne's poems are under Protestant pretence. Scepticism, cynicism, anxiety and penitence as well as the employment of numerous religious images construct the unique and profound characteristics of John Donne's poetry. The paper focuses on the Protestant pretence in Donne's poetry. In order to avoid religious persecution and to realize his

  14. Reclaiming the Body: Teaching Modern Poetry.

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    Hansen, Tom

    1992-01-01

    Compares poetry to a dead body that teachers, like mad scientists, are trying to revive. Suggests that teachers stop trying to teach students to find the meaning in a poem but to simply accept the experience in a nonjudgmental, open way. Offers three activities designed to help students to explore poetry in their own way. (PRA)

  15. Stylistics and the Metaphysics of Poetry

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    Anderson, Neil

    2007-01-01

    In order to better understand the worth of aesthetic experience in encountering poetry, fresh perspectives are helpful. This paper introduces the reader to modern stylistics: that is linguistic examinations of "the speaker's meaning" in literature and notes such "scientific" approaches to poetry do find common metaphysical ground with leading…

  16. Poetry Writing in General Physics Courses

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    Schmidt, William L.

    2013-01-01

    Poetry writing in the context of physics is a student-centered activity that enables students to view the world through the window of physics and make connections to everyday life scenarios. Poetry assignments provide a creative and atypical challenge to students, creating more student-centered class discussions and a fun, light-hearted approach…

  17. "Puzzling Questions" and the Poetry of Healing.

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    Rojcewicz, Stephen

    1995-01-01

    Suggests that a quote from the 17th-century English physician and writer Thomas Browne captures the essence of the poetry of healing. Argues that healing, at its highest calling, combines the technical mastery of the problem with the response of the whole human being to the mystery; and that this many-faceted response is poetry. (SR)

  18. Rhetoric and the Interpretation of Poetry.

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    Sloan, Thomas O.

    The ability to think of poetry rhetorically is a valuable instrument for interpreting poetry. The poet is the speaker "of" the poem, the persona the speaker "in" the poem. The communicative circle is complete when it includes the reader who combines an analysis of the text (the words of the persona) with an analysis of the context (the message of…

  19. The social tradition in Australian women's poetry

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    Susan Lever

    1998-01-01

    Australian women poets have developed a tradition of social poetry, concerned in the main with public issues. In the early part of the nineteenth century, women such as Eliza Hamilton Dunlop and Fidelia Hill showed an awareness that their poetry contributed to nation-building, in particular, offering a female sensibility and humane values to a pioneering society. By the later part

  20. Boys, Poetry and the Individual Talent.

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    Pike, Mark A.

    2000-01-01

    Provides an explicit critique of existing poetry teaching practices which illustrates how adolescents, particularly boys, develop antipathy to this genre. Describes the theory and practice of "responsive teaching." Reports selected findings from a three-year action research investigation examining how keen readers of pre-twentieth-century poetry

  1. Innovative Writing Instruction: Sophomore Boys and Poetry

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    Webb, Pam

    2009-01-01

    The more the author delved into forming her poetry unit, the more poetry opened up to her. She began to appreciate it for its creative ability to help readers and writers understand texts, experiences, and ideas. It was the length of time involved that concerned her most. She was mainly trying to work out the pace needed to cover as much as…

  2. Poetry I: Teaching verse with CAI

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    W. Webster Newbold; Herbert F. W. Stahlke

    1990-01-01

    The teaching of literature through CAI raises problems of both a linguistic and instructional nature; student involvement and creativity in studying literature, and especially poetry, is difficult to build into a computer-based lesson. We have confronted these difficulties in the lessonPoetry I, which introduces undergraduates to basic concepts of poetic verse in a design using screen display, speech synthesis, and

  3. Bridges 2013 Poetry Anthology Sarah Glaz, Editor

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    Bridges 2013 Poetry Anthology Sarah Glaz, Editor Contents Introduction Poems by Bridges Enschede Featured Poets Michael Bartholomew-Biggs Numerical Analysis Quasi-Haiku Sequence 3 Teaching Practice 4 Two Strip 55 Infinity to the Nth Power 56 Mathematical Poetry Anthologies 57 #12;

  4. On Apes, Poetry, and Language Teaching.

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    Young, George M., Jr.

    A psychological experiment in which an ape manipulates colored linguistic symbols as a means of ostensibly learning a language suggests to the author that students, analogously, may be able to learn a foreign language by studying the use of linguistic elements in poems. Selected examples of Russian poetry illustrate the potential use of poetry in…

  5. Exploring Poetry: The Reading and Writing Connection.

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    Ediger, Marlow

    Connecting reading and writing has become an important trend in teaching the language arts. Poetry, as a salient facet of the reading curriculum, integrates well with different purposes in writing. Poetry read aloud to students can assist learners to enjoy reading activities and develop the feeling and aesthetic dimension of learning, among other…

  6. Phonics and Poetry in the Curriculum.

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    Ediger, Marlow

    2000-01-01

    Describes how some student teachers and cooperating teachers guided pupils in learning phonics through a study of rhyming poetry. Discusses class activities involved in teaching couplets, triplets, imagery in poetry, quatrains, alliteration, limericks, and onomatopoeia, and the rhyme and phonics elements involved. (SR)

  7. The Bollingen Prize for Poetry at Yale

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    The Bollingen Prize for Poetry at Yale University was established in 1948 by Paul Mellon, and over the past five decades has honored some of the most revered names in American poetry. The prize is awarded every two years for the best volume of poetry published in those years or for a poet's lifetime achievement in his or her art. Some of those honored over the years include Wallace Stevens, Marianne Moore, E.E. Cummings, Robert Creeley, Mark Strand, and Richard Wilbur. This website provides brief biographies of each recipient and includes a list of recipients by year and alphabetically by last name. The site is rounded out by a selection of external links of note, such as those that lead to the homepages of the Academy of American Poets, the Poetry Society of America, the American Verse Project, and the Electronic Poetry Center.

  8. Poetry Proves to Be Positive in the Primary Grades

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    Stange, Terrence V.; Wyant, Susan L.

    2008-01-01

    Learning to read and write and achieve good conduct are crucial in the primary grades. One teacher from a state in the Midwest implemented poetry with her second grade students to guide classroom conduct and improve literacy. This article discusses poetry as a literature genre, the benefits of poetry, and poetry curriculum where children read and…

  9. Diving into the Letters in Poems: Creating Poetry Banners

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    Godston, Daniel

    2006-01-01

    Fifth grade students explore the public and private dimensions of poetry through the medium of poetry banners. The author maintains that poetry belongs in public spaces and serves as a counter to the "junk text" that surrounds us. A poetry banner is a nice addition to other banners and messages that students, teachers, school administrators, and…

  10. Talking About Poetry: Teaching Students How To Lead the Discussion.

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    Steineke, Nancy

    2002-01-01

    Considers how to involve students more in discussing poetry. Describes a class activity involving creating a low-risk poetry porthole: the list poem. Talks about learning how to discuss the poetry of others. Presents ideas for making the transition to the discussion of "school" poetry. (SG)

  11. Follow the Poet: Poetry in the Montessori Classroom

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    Reid, Laura

    2009-01-01

    Poetry enables teachers to connect with their students in new ways. Teachers can show students that "poetry is something people do to capture thoughts, feelings, and experience." When poetry is incorporated across the curriculum, students learn to make discoveries by looking at their environment in new ways. Poetry stands apart from storytelling…

  12. Poetry in the Curriculum: a crisis of confidence

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    Barrie Wade; Sue Sidaway

    1990-01-01

    Attitudes to poetry teaching in schools are investigated and relevant studies are shown to highlight reluctance to teach poetry. The study reports an exploratory questionnaire of middle school teachers which reaffirms teachers’ lack of confidence in encouraging classroom work on poetry. A sample of 100 middle school pupils, on the other hand, indicate interest and receptiveness towards poetry despite its

  13. All Info-About Poetry

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    While there are many sites offering a diverse selection of poems and verse from the best-known names from previous historical eras, few Web sites offer more contemporary poems. Paula Bardell, a poet and fiction writer from Britain, has established this Web site as a means to disseminate the works (and discussions) of a varied group of contemporary poets from around the world. The homepage of the site contains two of its main features, In the Spotlight and the weekly newsletter written by Ms. Bardell. In the Spotlight contains short essays about the art of writing poetry, information about new poetry anthologies, and a selection of poems submitted to the site. From the main page, visitors can also read brief biographical sketches of numerous 20th century poets, such as Leopold Senghor, who was also the first president of Senegal. Finally, the site contains a built-in search engine and an A-Z index detailing the subjects covered by the site.

  14. Audio and Podcasts: The Poetry Foundation

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    The Poetry Foundation has a myriad of wonderful resources for the lover of quatrains, hyperbole, or iambic pentameter. This corner of its site houses audio and podcasts in one convenient locale. The Poetry Off the Shelf section contains recent conversations with poets Edward Hirsch, Nathaniel Mackey, Robert Duncan, and others. Moving on, the Poem of the Day features a number of lovely works, such as "Horseflies" and "I go back to May 1937.â?ť There are six other sections here, including the Poetry Radio Project and Avant-garde All the Time. Additionally, users can sign up to receive updates when new works are added to the site.

  15. Hermeneutics, Poetry, and the Irony of Plato

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    Hermeneutics, Poetry, and the Irony of Plato Travis Foster Baylor University Introduction In Book X of Pla to ' s Republic, Socrates considers whether or not to exile poetry from the ideal polis. He settles on a provisional answer... tutions and to human life. Indeed, we ' l l listen to them graciously, for we 'd certainly profit if poetry were shown to be not only pleasant but beneficial (X, 607d-e) . ' Tension arises, however , because Plato is himself a poet, an arti­ san...

  16. Poetry

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    Williams, Kathryn R.

    1999-05-01

    The January and April "From Past Issues" recalled some examples of cultural forms-plays, essays, picture contests-explored by chemical educators in the early years of the Journal. In the merry month of May, we turn to poetic works- lucky finds from a finger-walk through the first nine volumes (1924-1932).

  17. An Approach to Poetry Through Transformational Processes

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    Thompson, Charles Lamar; Weiner, Charles

    1972-01-01

    Author details why the psychological studies of Jean Piaget have specific relevance to the teaching of poetry, especially his thought matrix which consists of four transformational processes: identity, inversion, reciprocity and correlation. (Author)

  18. Nonverbal Poetry: Family Life-Space Diagrams

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    Donald R. Bardill

    2001-01-01

    The purpose of this article is to examine life-space diagrams as a form of nonverbal poetry. Family life-space diagrams, by their very nature, are a nonverbal blend of lyrical, narrative, and dramatic poetry. The life-space diagram taps personal feelings, tells a story, and characterizes a particular life situation. The human memory process, with its multilevel consciousness, provides the basis for

  19. Poetry in the Classroom: Finding New Roads. Poetry and Children Series.

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    1997

    This 20-minute videotape program presents poet and Columbia University professor Kenneth Koch conducting a poetry workshop with a small group of fourth and fifth graders. The program's notes explain that Koch believes that students should be allowed to write poetry in the same way that they are allowed to dance and sing--with freedom,…

  20. The People's Poetry Gathering: Oral Poetry Traditions from around the World.

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    Zeitlin, Steve; Dargan, Amanda

    1999-01-01

    Discusses five forms of traditional oral poetry from around the world which not only provide a window into the cultures that nourish them, but inspire students to perform poetry, both their own and that from literature. Offers examples of each form, and presents writing exercises and ideas for students. (SR)

  1. Collecting Poetry for the Academic Library: An Evaluation of Poetry Prizes as Selection Tools

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    Golomb, Liorah

    2011-01-01

    This paper examines the usefulness of poetry book prizes as a selection tool by evaluating their fairness, meaningfulness, and reliability as an indication of quality. The results of two surveys, one collecting data on poetry book prizes and the other asking librarians about their collecting practices, suggest that selecting on the basis of prizes…

  2. Teaching Poetry: Reading and Responding to Poetry in the Secondary Classroom

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    Naylor, Amanda; Wood, Audrey

    2011-01-01

    "Teaching Poetry" is an indispensable source of guidance, confidence and ideas for all those new to the secondary English classroom. Written by experienced teachers who have worked with the many secondary pupils who "don't get" poetry, this friendly guide will help you support pupils as they access, understand, discuss and enjoy classic and…

  3. "Poetry? Of Course We Do It. It's in the National Curriculum." Primary Children's Perceptions of Poetry

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    Kelly, Alison

    2005-01-01

    What can listening to children's ideas about poetry teach us? This article considers ways in which exploring primary-aged students' perceptions of poetry can inform teachers' work with children. Using strategies from earlier studies in secondary schools, a small-scale project with Year 6 students revealed their complex and sometimes contradictory…

  4. Beyond McPoetry: Contemporary American Poetry in the Institutionalized Creative Writing Program Era

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    Porter, Julie LaRue

    2012-01-01

    This dissertation examines the rise of the creative writing program in American higher education and considers its influence on contemporary American poetry. I investigate how the patronage of the university has impacted American poetry and reconfigured the contemporary literary landscape. Using Mark McGurl's (2009) groundbreaking research on…

  5. Randall Jarrell's Mermaid: "The Animal Family" and "Semifeminine" Poetics.

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    Flynn, Richard

    1992-01-01

    Analyzes Randall Jarrell's children's book of poetry, "The Animal Family," with particular attention to the mermaid protagonist and his notion of a "semifeminine" poetics. Describes Jarrell's personal struggle to come to terms with and to utilize feminine discourse in his poetry. (HB)

  6. International War Veterans' Poetry Archives

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    Created by and for war veterans, this website contains poetry and short stories that are not only written about war veterans, but they are also written by them. The submissions can be from veterans of any nation, but must pertain to war, veterans, or the consequences of war. The website also includes resources for veterans who want to connect with other veterans and for those saddled with the unique challenges associated with being a veteran. "The Index of Authors" section at the top of the page will lead visitors to author pages and their writings. Some have photos, and others have extensive biographical essays. Visitors can find everything new added to the site, by month and year, going all the way back to 2001, by clicking on "Recent Additions" at the top of the page. The "Writing Resources" link at the top of the page has some great links to general writing sources, and to specific veteran writing resources, such as "Voice of the Vet: Veterans Writing Project", which takes place weekly at the National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum in Chicago. "Recommended Links", found at the top of the page, offers a slew of sites that honor veterans, help veterans, inform veterans, remember veterans, and tell the stories of veterans.

  7. I Never Told Anybody: Four Poetry Writing Ideas.

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    Koch, Kenneth

    1997-01-01

    Offers excerpts from Kenneth Koch's classic book in which he tells how he and Kate Farrell taught poetry writing to elderly people in a nursing home. Describes four poetry writing classes, first giving students' poems, then Koch's commentary. (PA)

  8. Lessons from the Anhinga Trail: Poetry and Teaching

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    Sullivan, Anne McCrary

    2005-01-01

    The potential of poetry for expanding possibilities in teaching, learning, and research is explored through specific examples from a poet/teacher's practice of poetry as a way of knowing and a medium for sharing knowledge.

  9. Making Poetry a Natural Experience for Young Children.

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    Lukasevich, Ann

    1984-01-01

    Discusses specific steps teachers of young children can take to sustain and increase children's love of poetry. The discussion ranges from the music of Mother Goose, chants, and nonsense verse to implementing a planned program of poetry writing. (RH)

  10. An exploration of how film portrays psychopathology: the animated documentary film Waltz with Bashir, the depiction of PTSD and cultural perceptions.

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    Hankir, Ahmed; Agius, Mark

    2012-09-01

    With the inauguration of the UK's first ever Medical Film festival MedFest in 2011 there has been resurgence in the interest of the association between psychiatry and film. The festival in 2012 was titled "HealthScreen": Understanding Illness through Film and its aim, according to the founder Dr Kamran Ahmed, was, 'To stimulate debate of the social, political and ethical implications of portrayals of health and illness on our screens' (1). Waltz with Bashir is a 2008 Israeli animated documentary film written and directed by Ari Folman. It portrays the protagonist (Folman) in search of his lost memories of his experience as a soldier in the 1982 Lebanon War and his attempt to both decipher them and reconcile himself with them. 2012 marks the 30th year commemoration of the Sabra and Shatilla tragedies. Waltz with Bashir vividly depicts the massacres of Palestinians in the Sabra and Shatilla refugee camps in Beirut through the lens of an ex-IDF serviceman and the harrowing effects that PTSD has on him. Waltz with Bashir was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film however despite the popularity of the film and much critical acclaim it is officially banned in Lebanon. The authors are mindful of the devastating effects that the atrocities have had on the mental health of all those who were involved, the Lebanese, Palestinians and also the Israelis. The purpose of this presentation is to explore how the film Waltz with Bashir portrays PTSD and how it has influenced cultural perceptions. PMID:22945192

  11. An experimental study in the preservation of poetry shape

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    Susan H. Brown; William B. Lashbrook

    1980-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to determine whether preservation of poetry shape by an oral interpreter enhanced listeners’ mental perception and comprehension of selected poetry. A measure was also administered to assess students’ attitudes concerning this concept. It was hypothesized that receivers could identify, comprehend, and appreciate the oral interpretation of poetry which stressed the preservation of its shape.

  12. Poetry and the "Me" Generation: Democratizing the "Ars Poetica".

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    Rice, Paul

    The art of poetry is being worn away by democracy, the rule of the average, and by an attitude of narcissism which equates sincere endeavor with significant endeavor. The opening lines of several poems taken from a poetry journal reveal a distinct lack of significant emotion. While poetry is the most significant expression of the Self, the "I" of…

  13. Studies in the Craft and Writing of Poetry : a Collection

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    Patrick Dennis Duddy

    1972-01-01

    My program during the past year was in two parts. During the first semester I read poetic theory, criticism, and modern poetry. My purpose was to, first, familiarize myself with differing theories of the nature and function of poetry; second, to examine the poetry and ideas of those poets having the greatest import on contemporary verse; and third, to begin

  14. Metaphor, poetry, storytelling and cross-cultural leadership

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    Thomas Grisham

    2006-01-01

    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to describe the theory and benefits of poetry, storytelling, and metaphor when applied to cross-cultural leadership. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The methodology utilized is founded on preliminary research on metaphors, poetry and leadership with examples and connections based upon experience. Findings – Explains how the use of poetry and metaphors can be utilized by

  15. A Road Not Taken: An Approach to Teaching Poetry.

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    Verble, David

    A way in which poetry can be successfully approached in the classroom is discussed in this book about teaching poetry. It presents a method by which teachers can teach students to read poems rather than teaching them about poems. The first chapter discusses and criticizes the "what-does-this-poem-mean" approach to teaching poetry. The second…

  16. Poetry: An ancillary technique in couples group therapy

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    Nicholas Mazza; Barbara Unger Prescott

    1981-01-01

    The use of poetry as an ancillary technique in couples groups is examined. In noting the use of the arts in family and group therapy, poetry is suggested as an additional method of facilitating group process and breaking down resistance with couples. While the use of poetry in therapy has been described elsewhere, it has received little attention with couples

  17. "Old Poems Have Heart": Teenage Students Reading Early Modern Poetry

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    Naylor, Amanda

    2013-01-01

    The proposals for the revised National Curriculum in English suggest limiting the pre-twentieth century poetry that GCSE pupils read to "representative Romantic poetry" (Department for Education [DFE], 2013, p. 4). This paper argues that poetry of the early modern period is challenging and enriching study for adolescent pupils and that…

  18. The religious crisis in the poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins

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    R J Giles

    Summary Gerard Manley Hopkins produced poetry in the Victorian era which was noted for its originality of syntax and form. The essence underlying a large body of his poetry was his Catholic religion. His early religious poetry utilized nature-based metaphors to express his love of Christ and trace the immanence of God within nature. He borrowed heavily from the aesthetics

  19. "We're Going to Read Poetry in This Class?"

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    Frank, Thomas E.

    2005-01-01

    How can poetry be a resource for effective teaching of congregational life and leadership? Drawing on poetry from an array of sources, the author weaves a narrative to discuss specific strategies employed for using poetry in the classroom. Recognizing the capacity of poems to awaken latent imaginations and evoke new insights about church…

  20. Aesthetics in Geography: Ideas for Teaching Geography Using Poetry

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    Joseph M. Kirman

    2007-01-01

    This article discusses how poetry can be used for teaching geography. The rational for using and writing poetry, its relationship to the National Standards for Geography, grade levels, pedagogical concerns associated with poetry writing, and subject integration are discussed. There are also classroom activities, sample discussion questions, lesson plans and both print and Internet resources.

  1. Aesthetics in Geography: Ideas for Teaching Geography Using Poetry

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    Kirman, Joseph M.

    2007-01-01

    This article discusses how poetry can be used for teaching geography. The rational for using and writing poetry, its relationship to the National Standards for Geography, grade levels, pedagogical concerns associated with poetry writing, and subject integration are discussed. There are also classroom activities, sample discussion questions, lesson…

  2. Film Study Hang Ups.

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    Grenier, Charles F.

    1969-01-01

    The interest and delight which students find in film should be preserved from a teacher's excessive zeal to analyze and explain. As the beauty of poetry is frequently diminished through exhaustive analyses of similes, rhyme schemes, and other technical devices, the value of film to high school students can be weakened through too great an emphasis…

  3. POETRY NIGHT: 3 Tongues of the Muses April 27th POETRY NIGHT: 3 Tongues of the Muses April 27th

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    POETRY NIGHT: 3 Tongues of the Muses April 27th 2006 1 #12;POETRY NIGHT: 3 Tongues of the Muses, we ought always to talk and not to sleep at mid-day...! #12;POETRY NIGHT: 3 Tongues of the Muses, the most handsome among the immortal gods, dissolver of flesh, who overcomes the reason and purpose

  4. Living the Poet's Life: Using an Aesthetic Approach to Poetry to Enhance Preservice Teachers' Poetry Experiences and Dispositions

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    Certo, Janine L.; Apol, Laura; Wibbens, Erin; Hawkins, Lisa K.

    2012-01-01

    In this article, we argue that preservice teachers have limited experience reading and writing poetry, and that if they are to teach poetry in meaningful ways to their future students, they need to have compelling experiences with poetry in teacher education--ones that take into account their former experiences and incoming dispositions and that…

  5. `The Power of Caribbean Poetry Word and Sound' The Caribbean Poetry Project (CPP) conference, under the auspices of the Faculty of Education Centre for

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    views, values and ambitions for the teaching of Caribbean poetry. There were interested in the learning and teaching of Caribbean poetry in schools as well `The Power of Caribbean Poetry ­ Word and Sound' The Caribbean

  6. In Memory of Meishu Film: Catachresis and Metaphor in Theorizing Chinese Animation

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    Weihua Wu

    2009-01-01

    This article looks at historical catachresis and cultural metaphor in producing and theorizing Chinese meishu (fine arts) film in relation to the socialist, artistic discourses of the ethnic\\/national style. By investigating some of these issues raised by the Chinese School, the author explores the conceptualization and constitution of meishu film as a powerful metaphor for producing nationalist identity. This identity

  7. The "Animal House" Effect: How University-Themed Comedy Films Affect Students' Attitudes

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    Wasylkiw, Louise; Currie, Michael

    2012-01-01

    Drawing from learning and attitude theories, the current investigation explores the effect of media on students' attitudes. Study 1 was a content analysis of 34 films classified as university-themed comedies and showed that such films highlighted risk-taking (e.g., alcohol consumption) and minimized the importance of academics (e.g., studying).…

  8. Atomic Poetry: Using Poetry To Teach Rutherford's Discovery of the Nucleus.

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    Abisdris, Gil; Casuga, Adele

    2001-01-01

    Points out how Rutherford's discovery of the nucleus changed ideas about the structure of the atom and influenced poetry. Uses Robert Frost's poems "Version" and "The Secret Sits" to teach a physical science class about atomic theory. (YDS)

  9. Toward an Animal Model of the Human Tear Film: Biochemical Comparison of the Mouse, Canine, Rabbit, and Human Meibomian Lipidomes

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    Butovich, Igor A.; Lu, Hua; McMahon, Anne; Eule, J. Corinna

    2012-01-01

    Purpose. Secretions that are produced by meibomian glands (also known as meibum) are a major source of lipids for the ocular surface of humans and animals alike. Many animal species have been evaluated for their meibomian lipidomes. However, there have been a very small number of studies in which the animals were compared with humans side by side. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to compare meibum collected from humans and three typical laboratory animals, canines, mice, and rabbits, for their meibomian lipid composition in order to determine which animal species most resembles humans. Methods. High pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC) and gas-liquid chromatography (GLC) in combination with mass spectrometry were used to evaluate lipidomes of all tested species. Results. Among three tested animal species, mice were found to be the closest match to humans in terms of their meibomian lipidomes, while canines were the second closest species. The lipids of these three species were close to each other structurally and, for most lipid classes, quantitatively. The rabbit meibomian lipidome, on the other hand, was vastly different from lipidomes of all other tested species. Interestingly, a previously described class of lipids, acylated omega-hydroxy fatty acids (OAHFA), was found to be present in every tested species as the major amphiphilic component of meibum. Conclusions. Our side by side comparison of the rabbit and the human meibum demonstrated their vast differences. Thus, the rabbit seems to be a poor animal model of the human tear film, at least when studying its biochemistry and biophysics. PMID:22918629

  10. Poetry as a health care management tool

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    Ralph K. Allen

    1993-01-01

    An overlooked, or certainly infrequently seen form of management communique is the poem. Health care management provides a set of examples—demonstrating psychotherapeutic value to the variety of groups living and working in such a setting. Poetry is shown to be an artful partner not only as a therapeutic tool, but also to have purposeful value in management practice.

  11. "Harmony with Voice:" Poetry with Purpose

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    Hassig, Ronda

    2012-01-01

    Harmony Middle School educators recently undertook a project that combined poetry and real-service action for students. The students worked with a published poet and wrote beautiful poems and then blogged with art students in the district. The art students made ceramic bowls that represented the poems. The combined project was done for True Light,…

  12. Poetry: A Therapy For Unsatisfied Wishes

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    Özlem ÖZEN

    Psychoanalysis is a method that examines the source of knowledge about human unconscious and deals with satisfaction of desires retained in our dreams. Poetry, like dreams, is produced by mental operation. For instance, Freud's analogy between dreams and daytime fantasies is an interesting manifestation that contributes to the purpose of literature. This paper will try to discuss the relationship between

  13. Bearing Witness: Poetry by Teachers about Teaching.

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    Hatcher, Margaret, Ed.

    The purpose of this poetry anthology is to create a positive inspirational yet realistic picture of teachers and the very challenging and complex contexts within which they "weave their magic in students' lives" and make contributions to the world. The anthology aims to show how teachers think and feel about teaching, learning, and their students.…

  14. SCIENCE AND CULTURE Mathematics in poetry

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    Glaz, Sarah

    and discoverer of e, celebrated mathematical limits with poetry; Pablo Neruda, John Updike, Elizabeth Bartlett poems. In "Calculus," Glaz invokes not only the ma- chinery of derivatives and integrals, but also of Newton versus Leibniz," the poem begins, "the war of symbols, lasting five generations. . ." In 2008, she

  15. Integrating Poetry and "To Kill a Mockingbird."

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    Jolley, Susan Arpajian

    2002-01-01

    Outlines a method of teaching "To Kill a Mockingbird" along with the study of poetry. Notes that this method allows students to consider the themes of courage and developing compassion. Concludes that teaching such a multigenre unit allows students to look for connections among fact and fiction, the past and present, their own lives and…

  16. Pain and Poetry: Facing Our Fears

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    McKenna, Tom

    2010-01-01

    Raymond Carver's "Fear" is a list poem. It follows an easily replicable structure and provides young people an opportunity to express and share feelings that often get in the way of their learning. Each line but one begins with the words "Fear of... " In this article, the author describes how poetry can become the vehicle for students to…

  17. Astro Poetry: Students Working as Poets.

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    Rakauskas, William

    1982-01-01

    An approach to teaching the writing of poetry is presented in this brief article. AUTHOR'S COMMENT (excerpt): A poet's purpose is to amuse, to instruct, to embellish truth, or to vitalize dull reality. Poets compress, using the minimum number of words to gain the maximum effect, yoking seemingly disparate ideas into metaphors, creating poetic…

  18. From Poetry to Music: "Northern Lullaby"

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    Cardany, Audrey Berger

    2011-01-01

    Nancy White Carlstrom's children's book, "Northern Lullaby," conjures through poetry the beauty of the Alaskan landscape in the evening. The book provides an opportunity for music teachers to help their students transform text and visual images to music. The author describes connections for reading comprehension in the general music classroom and…

  19. Erwin Schrödinger's Poetry

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    Sofronieva, Tzveta

    2014-01-01

    Many of the major figures in the history of science have produced literary works, but the relationship between their poetic texts and their scientific work is often underestimated. This paper illuminates the poetry of Erwin Schrödinger--one of the premier figures in twentieth-century science, and an accomplished poet in both English and his native…

  20. Enhancing Student Teacher Reflective Practice through Poetry

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    Cowin, Kathleen M.

    2012-01-01

    This article describes a seminar process in which poetry is used with student teachers to provide a focal point for reflection and introspection. Through this reflection process, students have been able to reflect deeply and personally on their student-teaching experiences, on their own personalities in the context of those experiences, and on…

  1. Poetry Connections Can Enhance Content Area Learning

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    Kane, Sharon; Rule, Audrey C.

    2004-01-01

    There is a convincing literature base showing that teachers in a variety of content areas at all levels have used poetry for many years to enrich their curricula and assist in the learning of concepts, procedures, theories, and terms (e.g., Dexter, 1988; Ginocchio & Frederick, 1987; Kane, 1998, 2003; Robertson, 1997; Rodgers & Zolbrod, 1986;…

  2. How to Do a Poetry Night Hike.

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    Hermsen, Terry

    1997-01-01

    Recounts the experiences of two different night hikes by junior high students in central Ohio which focused on writing a group poem and exploring the mysteries of the "unlit" world. Discusses imagery and features excerpts from "night" poetry, both that written by the students and readings from published poets. (PA)

  3. Studies on traditional Chinese poetry style identification

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    Yong Yi; Zhong-Shi He; Liang-Yan Li; Tian Yu

    2004-01-01

    Based on a machine learning method, Naive Bayes, this paper proposes a traditional Chinese poetry style identification calculation model to distinguish bold-and-unrestrained or graceful-and-restrained styles, which derives from machine learning Chinese classical Ci in song dynasty and has achieved satisfactory identification results in application.

  4. Conventions of Typography Related to Traditional Poetry

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    HS Pacheco

    Poetry is a distinctive type of text characterised by its layout, which is determined by the poet, not by the designer. However, before printing, this text has to adapt to constraints related to printing and publishing rules as well as to costs. These constraints can directly affect the layout and this creates a tension between the original text and the

  5. Problems of Textbook in Teaching Chinese Poetry.

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    Kuo, Ta-hsia

    It is proposed that teachers of Chinese expose their students to traditional critical views of Chinese poetics and criticism through careful selection of poems. This approach to language study is based on the assumption that the student may gain insight and appreciation of Chinese poetry as well as a feeling for the culture. Arguments favoring…

  6. American Indian Prose and Poetry. An Anthology.

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    Astrov, Margot, Ed.

    In this anthology of translations of American Indian prose and poetry, it is pointed out that differences in styles and mental attitudes of various tribes are reflected through self-expression. In keeping with this, the compilation is organized according to geographical regions in North and South America, including Mexico and Central America.…

  7. Healing the pain of infertility through poetry

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    Lea Tufford

    2009-01-01

    The experience of infertility can lead to individual emotional distress and problematic relationships. The acts of writing and reading poetry on this issue serve to synthesize and release intense emotions including loss, betrayal, frustration, and anger. The author chose to examine a number of themes both within and across poems that appeared poignant in their relationship to infertility: women's bodies,

  8. An Approach to Teaching Classical Chinese Poetry.

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    Hung, Ming-shui

    1980-01-01

    English translations can be used to teach classical Chinese poetry to students above the intermediate level who have a limited vocabulary. To overcome this deficiency, and to bridge the gap between vernacular and literary Chinese, several texts are suggested. Examples are given to show the benefit of English translations. (PJM)

  9. Slam Poetry and Cultural Experience for Children

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    Boudreau, Kathryn E.

    2009-01-01

    Slam poetry, being not just recitation or memorization, affords children the opportunity to express their own personal cultural experiences and values. Slam is a spoken word performance; a competition among poets. Audience commentary is ongoing during the performance and vigorous audience participation is essential in a slam format. The founders…

  10. Nonverbal Poetry: Family Life-Space Diagrams.

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    Bardill, Donald R.

    2001-01-01

    Examines life-space diagrams as a form of nonverbal poetry which taps personal feelings, tells a story, and characterizes a particular life situation, forming a useful therapy technique that provides a family the opportunity to examine its internal family relationships. Offers two case studies, discusses five levels of knowing and awareness, and…

  11. Phonics and Poetry in the Curriculum.

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    Ediger, Marlow

    In addition to a teacher's having the enjoyment and appreciation of poetry as an educational objective for his/her students, there are numerous objectives that stress learners becoming proficient in hearing phonic elements, such as in rhyme in verse read and written. For example, a student teacher and a cooperating teacher in a second/third grade…

  12. Poetry: A Feast to Form Fluent Readers.

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    Seitz, Sheila

    In this lesson plan, grade 3 to 5 students examine elements of fluent reading through oral poetry performance. They use the Internet to identify a poem to prepare and perform for the class. The main objective of this lesson concerns improving fluency. During four hours over a span of five days, students will: be able to identify text written in…

  13. The Animal House effect: How university-themed comedy films affect students’ attitudes

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    Louise Wasylkiw; Michael Currie

    Drawing from learning and attitude theories, the current investigation explores the effect of media on students’ attitudes.\\u000a Study 1 was a content analysis of 34 films classified as university-themed comedies and showed that such films highlighted\\u000a risk-taking (e.g., alcohol consumption) and minimized the importance of academics (e.g., studying). The purpose of Study 2\\u000a was to demonstrate the impact of these

  14. Building films for business: Jamison Handy and the industrial animation of the Jam Handy Organization

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    Brian Oakes

    2010-01-01

    For over forty years, Henry Jamison Handy (1886–1983) operated one of the leading industrial film studios in the United States, the Jam Handy Organization. Based in Detroit, Handy’s studio was conveniently located in America’s industrial heartland, and produced hundreds of advertising, training, and informational films for National Cash Register, General Motors, RCA, and other growing industries looking to take advantage

  15. Building films for business: Jamison Handy and the industrial animation of the Jam Handy Organization

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    Brian Oakes

    2010-01-01

    : For over forty years, Henry Jamison Handy (1886–1983) operated one of the leading industrial film studios in the United States, the Jam Handy Organization. Based in Detroit, Handy’s studio was conveniently located in America’s industrial heartland, and produced hundreds of advertising, training, and informational films for National Cash Register, General Motors, RCA, and other growing industries looking to take

  16. Disabled personages in the full-length films of Pixar animation studios (1995-2006)

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    Jaume Duran Castells; David Fonseca Escudero

    2009-01-01

    Many of the different characters that appear in the computer animated movies of Pixar Animation Studios (nowadays belonging to The Walt Disney Company) are personages. From a dramaturgical point of view, these can be linked with the concept of Archetype, which Carl Gustav Jung used from the antiquity models of personality. The same types of personages appear in all times

  17. Individuating of the Chinese culture in figure design of animation film

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    Ruoyan Li

    2009-01-01

    The thesis presents how to finding Chinese design elements in Han Dynasty figure drawings and adapting them for modern Chinese animation. The revival of Chinese national animation style can be achieved by researching the figure art of the Han Dynasty with original Chinese art form, seeing through the appearance to the essence that ancient Chinese created things, extracting the quintessence

  18. Animals, Animals, Animals

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    Mrs. Laz

    2006-12-16

    Third grade students may use this page for additional resources for their animal research. Use these links as part of your animal research: Desert Biome What Swims Beneath: Creatures of the Sea Scaly Surprises (ScienceWorld) Manatees AnimalPlanet.com: Mammal Guide Endangered Species Picture Book MIKIDS!: Mammals ZOOM MAMMALS - EnchantedLearning.com Smithsonian National Zoological Park Enchanted Learning: Zoom Sharks Shark School Sharks: Did You Know? Sharks: Myth and Mystery The Secret World of Sharks and Rays ...

  19. Excursion, Estates, and the Kingly Gaze: The Landscape Poetry of Xie Lingyun

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    Huang, Harrison Tse-Chang

    2010-01-01

    Press, 1986. ———. Traditional Chinese Poetry and Poetics:Poetry and Personality: Reading, Exegesis, and Hermeneutics in Traditionaltraditional and contemporary critics usually cite Han shu 30.1755, which opens its discussion of poetry

  20. Camera Animation

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    A general discussion of the use of cameras in computer animation. This section includes principles of traditional film techniques and suggestions for the use of a camera during an architectural walkthrough. This section includes html pages, images and one video.

  1. Self-image, the long view and archaeological engagement with film: an animated case study

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    Ben Marwick

    2010-01-01

    Academic engagement with popular constructions of archaeology in film is often in the style of analysing the self-image of archaeologists and archaeology. Two distinctive types of this narcissistic approach are identified in the current literature: a negative and defensive approach and a positive and forgiving approach. Both of these approaches have yielded substantial insights about the public perception of archaeology

  2. The Online Corpus of Old English Poetry

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    It's never too late to learn Old English poetry, and this site is just the place to delve into this fascinating subject. Created by Murray McGillivray at the University of Calgary, the site presents a wide range of Old English poems and poetic lines in a very simplified and easy to use fashion. The purpose of this project is "to make useable and reliable texts of Old English poems available in convenient form for students and scholars." Visitors can click on the "Old English Poetry" section to review a list of all the poems by title. Also, visitors can view a list of the poems by original manuscript, and they can also learn about the project's history as well.

  3. Gwendolyn Brooks: A Model in the Elements of Poetry.

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    Moore, Nancy P.

    An analysis of the poetry of Gwendolyn Brooks shows that she can be used as a model for students at many grade levels to emulate. Her poetry excels as a model, not only because of her imagery, but also because of her use and modification of both traditional and newer forms of poetry and her skill with the devices of sound. Like other evolving and…

  4. Poetry: An avenue into the Spirit

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    Arleen McCarty Hynes

    1990-01-01

    The purpose of this paper is to explore the role of biblio\\/poetry therapy as an avenue into the spirit that can promote individual integration and global awareness. The philosophical and psychological underpinnings linking the poetic and the spiritual are reviewed. The theme of the paper is developed through the acrostic, S-P-I-R-I-T, referring to spirituality, perception, insight, relevancy, integration, and totality.

  5. Astronomy and Poetry: A Resource Guide

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    Fraknoi, Andrew

    The ideas and discoveries of astronomy have been celebrated in poetry for thousands of years. I have found that adding an occasional poem to my lectures and discussions can help illuminate the human response to some of the topics we are discussing in class, and can show that astronomy is very much a part of our cultural heritage. Below are some selected sources for poems and explanations.

  6. Autoethnographic Poems and Narrative Reflections: A Qualitative Study on the Death of a Companion Animal

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    Furman, Rich

    2005-01-01

    This study explores the meaning of the death of a companion animal through autoethnographic poetry in conjunction with narrative reflections. This method expands the depth and scope of poetry in qualitative research by transforming expressive works into both the subject and product of inquiry.

  7. Physics for Animation Artists

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    Chai, David; Garcia, Alejandro L.

    2011-01-01

    Animation has become enormously popular in feature films, television, and video games. Art departments and film schools at universities as well as animation programs at high schools have expanded in recent years to meet the growing demands for animation artists. Professional animators identify the technological facet as the most rapidly advancing…

  8. Images of Couples and Families in Disney Feature-Length Animated Films.

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    Tanner, Litsa Renee; Haddock, Shelley A.; Zimmerman, Toni Schindler; Lund, Lori K.

    2003-01-01

    Examines themes about couples and families portrayed in 26 Disney animated classics and recent movies. Four overarching themes were identified: family relationships are a strong priority; families are diverse, but the diversity is often simplified; fathers are elevated, while mothers are marginalized; and couple relationships are created by "love…

  9. Morbid and Insight Poetry: A Glimpse at Schizophrenia through the Window of Poetry

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    Bakare, Muideen Owolabi

    2009-01-01

    Creativity, language, and psychotic disorders may share a common neurological and evolutionary background. These processes are uniquely human and may converge in poetic expression that illuminates the inner world of patients suffering from schizophrenia. Two types of poetry that may be written by patients with schizophrenia are identified as…

  10. Composing and Using Poetry as an ESL Teaching Tool

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    Roland Caissie

    1978-01-01

    It is the purpose of this paper to demonstrate how poetry can be a valuable tool in the ESL classroom, the problems connected with relying on extant verse for work with ESL students, and the consequential preferability of producing one's own poetry. In addition, guidelines and suggestions are offered for creating original and goal-specific works, together with ways in which

  11. Letter Poems Deliver: Experimenting with Line Breaks in Poetry Writing.

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    Wollman-Bonilla, Julie

    Letter poems make poetry accessible, meaningful, and fun. Letter poems are also an apt medium for exploring a defining characteristic of poetry--line breaks. Students explore letter poems and experiment with writing letters as poems, using the placement of line breaks to enhance rhythm, sound, meaning, and appearance. During the two 40-minute…

  12. Coyote Poems: Navajo Poetry, Intertextuality, and Language Choice

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    Webster, Anthony K.

    2004-01-01

    Many literary critics describe Native American written poetry as inspired by oral tradition (namely storytelling). This seems a vacuous claim unless one can set out the features of the oral genre (tradition) and the written form, and establish a baseline for comparative purposes. It is not enough to claim that poetry is storytelling based on oral…

  13. In Spring Hearts Turn to Poetry and Love.

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    Reed, Arthea, Ed.

    1987-01-01

    Intended for use by junior or senior high school English teachers, the articles and features in this theme issue focus on romantic fiction and poetry for young adults. The articles and their authors are as follows (1) "The Gift of Poetry" (L. B. Hopkins); (2) "Maybe the Gallows, But Not a Tin Ear" (A. K. Helbig); (3) "A Report from the 1986 ALAN…

  14. Off the Shelves: Poetry and Verse Novels for Young Adults

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    Letcher, Mark, Ed.

    2010-01-01

    Of all the material in the English language arts curricula, poetry seems to cause the most consternation among teachers. For a number of teachers, and many students, poetry continues to be a difficult topic to teach and learn. In this article, the author focuses on the ways that young adult literature can help teachers expose their students to…

  15. Training through poetry within the sample of Nabi's “Hayriyye”

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    Fettah Kuzu

    2010-01-01

    Art works have more aspects than aesthetic pleasures within their contexts. One of this aspects is “social utility” which refers to training and education of society. At that manner, poetry has a special character in training process. Especially in Turkish Classical Poetry a special kind of poem named “Nasîhat-nâme” can be seemed in this term. An important representative of this

  16. Quiet Times: Ninth Graders Teach Poetry Writing in Nursing Homes.

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    Dickson, Randi

    1999-01-01

    Describes a community project (based on Kenneth Koch's book "I Never Told Anybody") in which students in a ninth-grade English class paired up with nursing home residents, making regular visits to encourage them to write poetry. Discusses finding a place, getting ready, working together, and what students learned about writing poetry and about…

  17. Accent on Meter: A Handbook for Readers of Poetry

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    Powell, Joseph; Halperin, Mark

    2004-01-01

    This book offers practical ways of teaching students about the close connections between the meaning, rhythm, and meter in poetry. The major assumption of the book is that a close reading of a poem--one that explores the nuances of structure--can increase one's appreciation and enjoyment of poetry. In the words of the authors, "What the poem is…

  18. The Use of Poetry and Ritual with Troubled Adolescents

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    Michel Meiffren

    1993-01-01

    Poetry is a way to access a dimension of being that is usually concealed. Ritual is a perennial method to make fruitful contact with that same deeper, more encompassing, dimension that inspires our humanity. Poetry and ritual are thus tools that adolescents who have lost their way and find themselves in residential treatment programs can be encouraged to learn to

  19. The Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival Welcomes Teachers and Poets.

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    Haba, Jim; Farawell, Martin

    2002-01-01

    Describes the 2000 Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival, the largest poetry event in North America. Notes the festival was designed to create opportunities for personal communication between poets and teachers, who share so many similar concerns for the future of language arts education. (RS)

  20. On the Line: Children and Poetry in the Seventies.

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    Birkman, Marlene Ann

    Children's poetry no longer connotes holidays, nonsense, moral dicta, or the what's, why's, and how's of life, connotations that have frequently stereotyped poetry as sissy, baby, or boring stuff. Children's poems of the seventies suggest that any simple subject has become the province of a poem, including such topics as mud, oil slicks, sharks,…

  1. What Is Not Said on Hearing Poetry in the Classroom

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    Gordon, John

    2010-01-01

    This article considers an exchange between pupils in response to heard poetry, approaching it through a "conversation analytic mentality" informed by the theories of Basil Bernstein. Using his terms, it describes an existing "pedagogic device" of poetry study for schools, to which responses under discussion do not easily correlate. This is more…

  2. Poetic Voices: Writing, Reading, and Responding to Poetry

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    Bandre, Patricia E.

    2012-01-01

    "Poetic Voices: Writing, Reading, and Responding to Poetry" was the title of the 2011 Master Class in Children's Literature. Woven into this session were the insights of poets Joyce Sidman and Pat Mora who shared their creative processes and the voices that inspire their poetry. In addition, Barbara Kiefer provided advice regarding how to connect…

  3. Italian Sign Language (LIS) Poetry: Iconic Properties and Structural Regularities.

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    Russo, Tommaso; Giuranna, Rosaria; Pizzuto, Elena

    2001-01-01

    Explores and describes from a crosslinguistic perspective, some of the major structural irregularities that characterize poetry in Italian Sign Language and distinguish poetic from nonpoetic texts. Reviews findings of previous studies of signed language poetry, and points out issues that need to be clarified to provide a more accurate description…

  4. Repeated Reading of Poetry Can Enhance Reading Fluency

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    Faver, Sherri

    2008-01-01

    Using poetry to teach fluency through repeated reading is an effective way to improve students' reading fluency. Repeated reading of poetry is effective with students whose instructional reading level is between the first and third grades. Ten to 15 minutes of repeated reading per day over an extended length of time has proven successful for both…

  5. "So much depends" . . . on how you begin: A Poetry Lesson.

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    Couch, Lezlie Laws

    1987-01-01

    Discusses the negative impact of poetry instruction based on scansion, biography, genre theory and formal principles. Describes three alternative lesson plans using imagist poetry, specifically that of Williams, because it rejects formal traditional rules and provokes student response. Concludes that students appreciate stylistic traits and that…

  6. Teaching Vocabulary through Poetry in an EFL Classroom

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    Ozen, Baki; Mohammadzadeh, Behbood

    2012-01-01

    This study has been conducted to investigate the effectiveness of using poetry to teach vocabulary in a foreign language classroom. It aims to find answers to two research questions (1) "Do the learners enhance more extensive vocabulary knowledge by means of poetry-based vocabulary teaching activities than the traditional coursebook activities?"…

  7. How a Haiku Project Stimulated Poetry Reading among Elementary Students

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    Geier, Denise B.

    2004-01-01

    Often, teaching poetry offers a special challenge to children and teachers alike. This author, a curriculum director at Middletown Township Public School in New Jersey, noticed that students routinely scored poorly on poetry questions, and attributed this to the lack of exposure at the elementary grades, as well as the discomfort that adults feel…

  8. Wordplaygrounds: Reading, Writing, and Performing Poetry in the English Classroom

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    O'Connor, John S.

    2004-01-01

    John S. O'Connor offers exciting new approaches to teaching poetry in middle school and high school classrooms with more than 25 high-interest activities designed to sharpen students' writing and self-understanding and heighten their awareness of the world around them. In the process, he demystifies poetry for teachers and students by using…

  9. The use of poetry to test nursing knowledge.

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    Smith, M A

    1996-01-01

    The traditional testing process often is static and intimidating to students and encourages multiple guessing or rote recall of information. To avoid these problems and encourage student creativity and critical thinking, the author developed a test that solely uses poetry. In this article, she discusses the use of poetry to test nursing knowledge. PMID:8936179

  10. Gubo – Ogaadeen poetry and the aftermath of the Dervish wars

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    Cedric Barnes

    2006-01-01

    The paper asks how Somalis perceived their ‘national’ identity in relation to clan-based society in the context of European colonial and Ethiopian imperial domination in the first half of the twentieth century. The paper uses Somali oral poetry as historical source since poetry is widely acknowledged as the most profound expression of cultural and political discourse in (northern) Somali society.

  11. general interest 1 "The histories of modern poetry and of

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    Mateo, Jill M.

    #12;general interest 1 "The histories of modern poetry and of Poetry in America are almost of Foucault's most important works-- Discipline and Punish and The History of Sexuality--this book, delinquency, and sexuality and his later explorations of subjectivity in Greek and Roman antiquity. Ranging

  12. Reclaiming the Body: Teaching Modern Poetry by Ignoring Meaning.

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    Hansen, Tom

    Many students think of poetry as a meaning to be figured out, a puzzle to be solved--as if poets were forever doomed to write only what they never quite mean and to mean what they never actually write. The struggle to discover meaning becomes acute with that distinctly modern poetry created by T. S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Wallace Stevens, and their…

  13. "Walking through the Time of Kids": Going Places with Poetry.

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    Siemens, Lisa

    1996-01-01

    Describes how a teacher and her grades one through three children made poetry come alive and serve as an authentic part of their lives. Describes the factors underlying authentic classroom instruction, and notes how poetry moved out from lessons and even school time to become something that will continue to be with many of these children…

  14. A Garden of Poets: Poetry Writing in the Elementary Classroom.

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    Glover, Mary Kenner

    Written for elementary school teachers who want to help their students delve into poetry, this book grows out of a comparison between gardening and writing poetry. Students at the alternative school founded by the book's author work and play on a plot of land near the school; inside, they work and play with words and imagery. Many examples of…

  15. On the Reading of Poetry in Relationship to Testing.

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    Borden, Arthur R., Jr.

    1967-01-01

    Experience in evaluating responses to poetry in the Advanced Placement Examination can offer guidelines for the effective testing of students on poetry without reducing their interest in the art. For advanced secondary or first-year college students, teachers should avoid approaches and tests that are concerned with (1) extraneous biographical,…

  16. Celestino: A Tribute to the Healing Power of Poetry

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    Heard, Georgia

    2009-01-01

    Georgia Heard spent a week with students in New Mexico, encouraging their search for "self-portrait poetry"--poetry in which they saw themselves. She witnessed courage, pain, tragedy, and hope in the choices and writing of those struggling students, and came to learn that at least one among them had found a life-changing outlet. (Contains 7…

  17. MINING FOR GOLD: POETRY WRITING IN THE SECONDARY ESL CLASSROOM

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    Claudia Gellert Schulte

    This paper discusses the many benefits of using poetry writing in the teaching of English, along with suggestions for implementing it. It is argued that poetry can be effective in promoting motivation, personal growth, conceptual development, fluency, creativity and imagination, use of concrete language, appreciation for the nuances of word meaning, and sensitivity to word usage. The author describes a

  18. Practicing Poetry: Teaching To Learn and Learning To Teach.

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    Moore, John Noell

    2002-01-01

    Describes a successful approach to teaching poetry--teaching poems in pairs or other small groupings, putting them in conversation with one another so that their ideas resonate and illuminate the experience of being in the poem. Demonstrates how poetry can be woven into the the classroom and into the lives of the students. (RS)

  19. Untempered Tongues: Teaching Performance Poetry for Social Justice

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    Camangian, Patrick

    2008-01-01

    Despite high levels of disengagement in urban literacy classrooms, few teachers have seen fit to explore spoken word--the performance of poetry--as a tool to engage students in literacy. Spoken word poetry serves as a powerful means of self-representation for youth that are traditionally portrayed as threatening, menaces to society that do not…

  20. Poetry And Diversity: The Power of Miserly Words in Teaching

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    Samuel Hinton

    2011-01-01

    I share perspectives on selected everyday issues that have a multicultural import. Some of the poems presented are from The Road To Kenema And Other Poems (2003). I contend that there is a connection between poetry and diversity, and that teachers could use poetry to introduce difficult topics, and develop critical thinking with their students in all disciplines.

  1. Untempered tongues: Teaching performance poetry for social justice

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    PATRICK CAMANGIAN

    2008-01-01

    Despite high levels of disengagement in urban literacy classrooms, few teachers have seen fit to explore spoken word - the performance of poetry - as a tool to engage students in literacy. Spoken word poetry serves as a powerful means of self-representation for youth that are traditionally portrayed as threatening, menaces to society that do not know how to productively

  2. Pastoral Realist: Complexity And Contradiction In Claude Mckay's Poetry

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    George Brooks

    Claude McKay's work varies greatly from his several volumes of poetry to his novels and contributions to diverse academic and political publications. This extensive variety is also found within his poetry alone, which takes such forms as the English sonnet and the \\

  3. FIND TIME FOR POETRY, GRADES THREE AND FOUR.

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    ENRICHMENT SUGGESTIONS FOR USE IN THE THIRD AND FOURTH GRADES ARE PRESENTED. VARIOUS LEVELS OF POETRY APPRECIATION ARE--(1) ENJOYMENT OF RHYTHM, MELODY, AND STORY, (2) APPRECIATION OF SEEING ONE'S OWN EXPERIENCES MIRRORED IN POETRY, (3) PROJECTION INTO A WORLD OTHER THAN THAT IN WHICH ONE LIVES, (4) UNDERSTANDING OF SYMBOLISM AND HIDDEN MEANINGS,…

  4. Animate Projects

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    Based in the United Kingdom, the Animate Projects site is designed to "explore the relationship between art and animation, and the place of animation and its concepts in contemporary art practice." With support from the Arts Council England and Channel 4, they have created this delightful site featuring over 100 films that "explore ideas around animation." On the homepage, visitors can view a rotating selection of these projects, and they are also encouraged to click on the "Films" section to browse through films dating back to 1991. Moving on, visitors can click on the "Events" section to learn about relevant screenings around Britain, lectures, and workshops. Cineastes will want to delve into the "Writing" area, which includes critical responses to some of the works which can be viewed elsewhere on the site. To get a taste of the offerings here, first-time users may wish to view "Amnesia" by Cordelia Swann or Alex Schady's work, "Everything Must Go".

  5. Jonas Hallgrimsson: Selected Poetry and Prose

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    Hallgrimsson, Jonas, 1807-1845.

    Dick Ringler, University of Wisconsin professor of Scandinavian Studies, and Peter C. Gorman, UW Librarian, opened this site to coincide with the 190th birthday of the great Icelandic poet Jonas Hallgrimsson. This wonderful tribute contains a detailed biographical sketch, an overall analysis of Hallgrimsson's poetry, and a large bibliography of manuscripts, facsimiles, and works about the poet (mostly in Icelandic). The text and commentary section currently features 50 works (Icelandic with parallel English translations) supplemented by commentary provided by Professor Ringler. Many poems are accompanied by images of the places they describe; 21 pieces are available in audio (language varies). Scandinavian language and studies scholars are encouraged to visit this site.

  6. Poetry and Gender: A Comparative Evaluation of Boys' and Girls' Responses to Poetry at Key Stage 4 in Northern Ireland

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    Hanratty, Brian

    2011-01-01

    This paper presents a comparative evaluation of boys' and girls' responses to poetry at Key Stage 4 in a selection of schools in Northern Ireland. It is predicated on the idea of the central importance of poetry within the English curriculum and also on the assertion that the imaginative and broader educational benefits to be gained from fostering…

  7. The Non-Turning of Recent American Poetry on David Caplan's Questions of Possibility: Centemporary Poetry and Poetic Form

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    Michael Theune

    2007-01-01

    David Caplan’s Questions of Possibility: Contemporary Poetry and Poetic Form (Oxford University Press, 2005) is a good and necessary book that teaches or reinforces some vital lessons about poetry and poetic form. According to Caplan, his book is a necessary corrective, a check on “our current understanding of poetic form, especially contemporary metrical verse” which Caplan describes as emerging from

  8. The Development of a Poetry Test for Grades Eleven and Twelve.

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    Lawson, James Herbert

    To determine whether a test to evaluate high school students' ability to understand and appreciate poetry could be constructed, two equivalent forms of a poetry test for grades 11 and 12 were developed using the recommendations of leading textbook authors, selected course content, anthologies, and literature and poetry tests. Aspects of poetry

  9. Beyond Silverstein and Prelutsky: Enhancing and Promoting the Elementary and Middle School Poetry Collection.

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    Wilson, Patricia J.; Kutiper, Karen

    1994-01-01

    Provides elementary and middle school library media specialists with criteria for evaluating poetry collections, including balancing contemporary and traditional poetry and responding to children's preferences; discusses ways to promote poetry with both students and teachers; and includes a selected bibliography of 60 recommended poetry books.…

  10. Poetry Workshop for Middle School: Activities That Inspire Meaningful Language Learning.

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    Ambrosini, Michelle; Morretta, Teresa M.

    Noting that when students are immersed in reading and writing poetry they benefit from revisions in writing and learn to critically analyze text, this book outlines the ways that poetry workshops can excite students' interest. Chapter 1, "Laying a Foundation for Poetry Workshop" defines poetry workshop and explains its value in the reading and…

  11. “With Edges of Rage and Despair”: Anger and the Poetry of Office Life

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    Allison M. Fraiberg

    2010-01-01

    In the past two decades, management studies have made significant use of poetry both in research projects and teaching contexts. During the same time, numerous collections of poetry have appeared focusing on business life with contributions in particular by office workers. This article addresses the relationship between management research on poetry and the actual poetry in these ever more frequently

  12. Communiqu de presse Film, film, film !

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    Jeanjean, Louis

    Communiqué de presse Film, film, film ! Festival de cinéma comique soviétique ŕ Besançon ! Organisé'une importante production de comédies soviétiques, cinématographiques ou d'animation. L'existence męme d elles ont assuré elles-męmes et intégralement la traduction des deux films de M. Zakharov. Ce festival

  13. General syllabus for doctoral (third cycle) education in Literary Composition, Poetry and Prose at the University of Gothenburg

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    Johannesson, Henrik

    of Philosophy in Literary Composition, Poetry and Prose and for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Literary Composition, Poetry and Prose and for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Literary Composition, Poetry Composition, Poetry and Prose and for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Literary Composition, Poetry

  14. African-American Poetry, 1760-1900

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    Utilizing software developed at the University of Chicago, this online database of African-American poetry is a fine resource for people looking for a compendium of poems by numerous notable 18th and 19th century African-American poets. First-time users will want to read the users manual, which explains the software used to design the database, and how to best utilize the available search engine, which allows for a number of detailed searching methods. The database itself contains 12 million words from a total of 86 works. Visitors looking to browse the online works should consult the bibliography section, as it contains a detailed description of the authors and works covered within the database. Visitors familiar with this genre will note the inclusion of many notable poets, including Paul Dunbar, James Corrothers, and Albery Allson Whitman.

  15. The Joe Fishstein Collection of Yiddish Poetry

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    2001-01-01

    "In poor homes there is so much beauty" reads the preface to this online exhibit and catalogue, which speaks much about the life and times of Joe Fishstein, a garment worker from the Bronx who had a great love for Yiddish literature, particularly poetry. After his death in 1978, his family willed his entire collection of over 2300 books to the McLennan Library at McGill University, where they still reside. The online collection has two major components: a catalogue of the collection, searchable by topic and indices (such as author and title), and a thematically organized exhibit dealing with the life and passions of Mr. Fishstein. For anyone with an interest in Yiddish literature and culture, this Web site will be quite engaging and helpful.

  16. A Boy Who Would Rather Write Poetry than Throw Rocks at Cats Is Also Considered to Be Wanting in Masculinity: Poetry, Masculinity, and Baiting Boys

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    Greig, Christopher; Hughes, Janette

    2009-01-01

    This paper draws on research on masculinities to examine poetry as a socially and culturally gendered genre. Situated in the context of the current "crisis" around boys' underachievement in school, attention is drawn to the problematic understanding of poetry as an unsuitable genre for boys. Attention is further drawn to the way in which poetry,…

  17. A boy who would rather write poetry than throw rocks at cats is also considered to be wanting in masculinity: poetry, masculinity, and baiting boys

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    Christopher Greig; Janette Hughes

    2009-01-01

    This paper draws on research on masculinities to examine poetry as a socially and culturally gendered genre. Situated in the context of the current ‘crisis’ around boys’ underachievement in school, attention is drawn to the problematic understanding of poetry as an unsuitable genre for boys. Attention is further drawn to the way in which poetry, when offered up to boys,

  18. "Poetry Is Happening but I Don't Exactly Know How": Literacy Subject Leaders' Perceptions of Poetry in Their Primary Schools

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    Lambirth, Andrew; Smith, Sarah; Steele, Susanna

    2012-01-01

    Evidence suggests (Ofsted, 2007) that the role of the Subject Leader is crucial in how well poetry is taught in schools. This paper attempts to provide some insights on "what it is like" to coordinate poetry teaching in a primary school. Some of the data confirm elements of the findings from earlier research on the state of poetry in schools,…

  19. Poetry writing as expressive pedagogy in an EFL context: Identifying possible assessment tools for haiku poetry in EFL freshman college writing

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    Atsushi Iida

    2008-01-01

    Japanese poetry, haiku, has been widely accepted in western countries. While previous studies have reported on the applicability of haiku poetry to teaching practices in a variety of contexts, few researchers have discussed assessment which is one of the most important factors in language teaching.The aim of this study is to produce assessment tools for haiku poetry writing as expressive

  20. Materials to Introduce Children to Poetry (Instructional Resources).

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    Spiegel, Dixie Lee

    1991-01-01

    Reviews two instructional resources which encourage the use of poetry in the elementary classroom as a unique genre with its own purposes and value. Uses the six criteria (explained in earlier columns) to detail how the resources were selected. (MG)

  1. Bartleby Verse: American and English Poetry, 1250-1920

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    The New Bartleby Library has added the texts of five additional poetry anthologies covering American and English poetry, 1250-1920, to its Verse page, which previously hosted The Oxford Book of English Verse (see the August 23, 1996 Scout Report). The new additions include the Yale Book of American Verse (1912), Modern British Poetry (1920), Modern American Poetry (1919), Metaphysical Lyrics and Poems of the 17th Century (1921), and the Golden Treasury (1875). All six anthologies are searchable by keyword or browsable by author (chronological or alphabetical), title, or first line. The anthologies are, of course, highly selective and reflect the period in which they were originally published, representing the canon as it stood in the first quarter of this century.

  2. Gender, Nation and Embodiment in Byron’s Poetry 

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    Ray Murray, Padmini

    2008-01-01

    This thesis will examine how the concepts of gender and nation were inextricably linked for Byron, and how this is demonstrated in his poetry through strategies of gendered embodiment. Byron’s complex relationship with and attitudes towards women...

  3. Talking of hallowed things: the silent poetry of Emily Dickinson

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    Matthews, Pamela R

    1981-01-01

    TALKING OF HALLOWED THINGS: THE SILENT POETRY OF EMILY DICKINSON A Thesis by PAMELA RAE MATTHEWS Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF ARTS December... 1981 Major Subject: English TALKING OF HALLOWED THINGS: THE SILENT POETRY OF EMILY DICKINSON A Thesis by PAMELA RAE MATTHEWS Approved as to style and content by: ( r an of Co ' tee) (Memb r) (Member) Head of Department) December 1981...

  4. Irish ideology in the poetry and prose of John Montague

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    Ahearn, Kerry Elizabeth

    1991-01-01

    IRISH IDEOLOGY IN THE POETRY AND PROSE Oi JOHN MONTAGUE A Thesis by KERRY ELIZABETH AHEARN Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF ARTS... December 1991 Major Subject: English IRISH IDEOLOGY IN THE POETRY AND PROSE OF JOHN MONTAGUE A Thesis by KERRY ELIZABETH AHEARN Approved as to style and content by: Robert Newman (Chair of Committee) James Harner (Member) J. Lawrence Mitchell...

  5. Galileo, Poetry, and Patronage: Giulio Strozzi's Venetia edificata and the Place of Galileo in Seventeenth-Century Italian Poetry

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    Hall, Crystal J.

    2013-12-01

    Galileo, Poetry, and Patronage: Giulio Strozzi’s Venetia edificata and the Place of Galileo in Seventeenth-Century Italian Poetry* by CRYSTAL HALL The Venetian poet and librettist Giulio Strozzi (1583 –1652) spent much of his career glorifying... the Serenissima through a series of theatrical pieces. His only epic poem, the Venetia edificata (1621, 1624), while ostensibly a celebration of the republic, shows a level of commitment to Galileo Galilei (1564 –1643) and to Galileo’s science that is unique among...

  6. Gadow's romanticism: science, poetry and embodiment in postmodern nursing.

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    Paley, John

    2004-07-01

    Sally Gadow's work is a sophisticated version of a familiar line of thought in nursing. She creates a chain of distinctions which is intended to differentiate cultural narratives, and particularly the 'science narrative', from imaginative narratives, especially poetry. Cultural narratives regulate and restrict; imaginative narratives are creative, liberating and potentially transcendent. These ideological effects are (supposedly) achieved through different structures of language. Scientific language, for example, is abstract and literal, while poetry is sensuous and metaphorical. In this paper, I argue that Gadow's way of discriminating between science and poetry fails. In the first place, the ideological valence she assigns to each of them is unwarranted. Science and poetry can both be harnessed to the project of emancipation, just as both can be incorporated in a strategy of oppression. In the second place, the claim that poetry and science are distinguished by their respective linguistic features--specifically, that one is metaphorical and the other literal--cannot be sustained. I illustrate this argument, as Gadow illustrates hers, by reference to the concept of embodiment, and consider whether Gadow is correct in thinking that poetry, not science, makes it possible for individuals (especially women) to 'reclaim the body'. I also suggest that Gadow's brand of postmodernism echoes Romanticism, whose defining characteristic was an insistent contrast between poetry and science. This is 'flip side' postmodernism, which merely opposes modernist values, preferring subjectivity to objectivity, feeling to rationality, and multiple realities to truth. It is less radical, and far less interesting, than 'remix' postmodernism, whose objective is not to reverse the polarities, but to reconfigure the entire circuit. PMID:15189552

  7. Thought in the Poetry of Keats

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    McKnight, Ida E.

    1904-01-01

    of Rests,•• THOUGHT IN THE POETRY OF KEATS BY I d a McKnight T h e s i s f o r t h e Degree o f fyaster o f A r t s . ..-•-in The U n i v e r s i t y o f Kansas. 1904. INTRODUCTION. G e n e r a l c h a r a c t e r o f K e a t s ' p o e t r y... ; scope and p l a n o r t r e a t m e n t o f poems i n t h i s t h e s i s - POEMS CONSIDERED AS REGARDS THOUGHT. I Stoo d T i p - T o e . Poet's e a r l y a t t i t u d e t o w a r d n a t u r e ; o r i g i n o f p o e t r y - - - - - - 3 S l e e p...

  8. University of New Hampshire Library: Literature & Poetry

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    2012-03-30

    The University of New Hampshire Library has a range of interesting digital collections, including correspondence from Civil War soldiers, town reports, and intercollegiate athletics. This particular area of the collection focuses on work related to unique literature and poetry items in the library's holdings. Perhaps the most curious item in the collection is the poem "The Boy Made of Meat" by Pulitzer Prize winner W.D. Snodgrass. The poem was drafted in 1962, and 20 years later, the artist Gillian Tyler decided to publish a limited edition of the work, complete with wood engravings. This item can be viewed in its entirety here, and it's a good place to start. The collection also contains several different volumes of works for children, including Edwin Erle Sparks' "A Book of Famous Explorers" and "Gritili's children: a story for children and for those who love children" by Johanna Spyri, who is best known for writing "Heidi." The site is rounded out by its collection of past issues of "The Granite Monthly," a magazine "devoted to literature, history, and state progress."

  9. 76 FR 12786 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Poetry in Clay: Korean...

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    2011-03-08

    ...Exhibition Determinations: ``Poetry in Clay: Korean Buncheong Ceramics from the Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art'' SUMMARY: Notice...included in the exhibition ``Poetry in Clay: Korean Buncheong Ceramics from the Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art,'' imported...

  10. A Comparison of a Modular and a Traditional Approach to Introductory College Poetry Instruction

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    Oseroff, Abraham; And Others

    1973-01-01

    The major purpose of this study was to compare the achievement of junior college introductory poetry students instructed by modular materials with those instructed by the traditional method, using the criteria of poetry achievement. (Author)

  11. Aesthetic and emotional effects of meter and rhyme in poetry.

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    Obermeier, Christian; Menninghaus, Winfried; von Koppenfels, Martin; Raettig, Tim; Schmidt-Kassow, Maren; Otterbein, Sascha; Kotz, Sonja A

    2013-01-01

    Metrical patterning and rhyme are frequently employed in poetry but also in infant-directed speech, play, rites, and festive events. Drawing on four line-stanzas from nineteenth and twentieth German poetry that feature end rhyme and regular meter, the present study tested the hypothesis that meter and rhyme have an impact on aesthetic liking, emotional involvement, and affective valence attributions. Hypotheses that postulate such effects have been advocated ever since ancient rhetoric and poetics, yet they have barely been empirically tested. More recently, in the field of cognitive poetics, these traditional assumptions have been readopted into a general cognitive framework. In the present experiment, we tested the influence of meter and rhyme as well as their interaction with lexicality in the aesthetic and emotional perception of poetry. Participants listened to stanzas that were systematically modified with regard to meter and rhyme and rated them. Both rhyme and regular meter led to enhanced aesthetic appreciation, higher intensity in processing, and more positively perceived and felt emotions, with the latter finding being mediated by lexicality. Together these findings clearly show that both features significantly contribute to the aesthetic and emotional perception of poetry and thus confirm assumptions about their impact put forward by cognitive poetics. The present results are explained within the theoretical framework of cognitive fluency, which links structural features of poetry with aesthetic and emotional appraisal. PMID:23386837

  12. Aesthetic and Emotional Effects of Meter and Rhyme in Poetry

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    Obermeier, Christian; Menninghaus, Winfried; von Koppenfels, Martin; Raettig, Tim; Schmidt-Kassow, Maren; Otterbein, Sascha; Kotz, Sonja A.

    2013-01-01

    Metrical patterning and rhyme are frequently employed in poetry but also in infant-directed speech, play, rites, and festive events. Drawing on four line-stanzas from nineteenth and twentieth German poetry that feature end rhyme and regular meter, the present study tested the hypothesis that meter and rhyme have an impact on aesthetic liking, emotional involvement, and affective valence attributions. Hypotheses that postulate such effects have been advocated ever since ancient rhetoric and poetics, yet they have barely been empirically tested. More recently, in the field of cognitive poetics, these traditional assumptions have been readopted into a general cognitive framework. In the present experiment, we tested the influence of meter and rhyme as well as their interaction with lexicality in the aesthetic and emotional perception of poetry. Participants listened to stanzas that were systematically modified with regard to meter and rhyme and rated them. Both rhyme and regular meter led to enhanced aesthetic appreciation, higher intensity in processing, and more positively perceived and felt emotions, with the latter finding being mediated by lexicality. Together these findings clearly show that both features significantly contribute to the aesthetic and emotional perception of poetry and thus confirm assumptions about their impact put forward by cognitive poetics. The present results are explained within the theoretical framework of cognitive fluency, which links structural features of poetry with aesthetic and emotional appraisal. PMID:23386837

  13. Origins of American Animation

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    The latest release from the Library of Congress (LOC) American Memory Project (last reviewed in the April 16, 1999 Scout Report) chronicles the history of early American animation. The site features 21 animated films and 2 fragments from 1900 to 1921, created with several techniques, including clay, puppet, and pen drawings. As the site authors argue, in addition to demonstrating the connections between newspaper comic strips and early animated films, these selections also offer a glimpse into the social attitudes of the period. Available in RealPlayer, MPEG, and Quicktime formats, the films are searchable by keyword or browseable by title or subject. Brief story notes are provided with each film.

  14. Building Fluency, Word-Recognition Ability, and Confidence in Struggling Readers: The Poetry Academy

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    Wilfong, Lori G.

    2008-01-01

    The purpose of this article is to describe a strategy called the Poetry Academy used to boost reading skills in elementary school students. The Poetry Academy paired struggling readers with a community volunteer to read poetry on a weekly schedule to practice fluency, work on word recognition abilities, and build confidence. A research study took…

  15. Knock Poetry off the Pedestal: It's Time to Make Poems a Part of Children's Everyday Lives

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    Singer, Marilyn

    2010-01-01

    The author knows firsthand that most kids seem to like poetry, however, something amiss happens along the road to adulthood, and many of those same students end up actively disliking poetry or not relating to it. Who can blame them? Poetry is often presented as a rarefied thing that exists only to be analyzed by professorial types or as…

  16. "Talking Walls": Presenting a Case for Social Justice Poetry in Literacy Education

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    Ciardiello, A. Vincent

    2010-01-01

    This paper presents a case for reading and writing social justice poetry in the childhood educational curriculum. Social justice poetry uses verse to protest unfair and unjust living conditions in society. An historical case study shows how social justice poetry was used to combat social injustice in the United States. Specifically, it shows how…

  17. Between Me and the World: Teaching Poetry to English Language Learners

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    Saito, Andrew

    2008-01-01

    Many people may question the value of teaching poetry in public schools, particularly when it yields no "marketable" skills, and standardized testing and the government funding connected to test scores increasingly determine classroom curriculum. While poetry may seem like "fluff" next to math and history, poetry actually serves as a very…

  18. Poems by Computer: Introducing Poetry in a High-Tech Society.

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    Styne, Marlys M.

    Poetry was used in a college English class to teach figurative language, connotation, denotation, and the need for close attention to vocabulary. However, students were often bored by traditional poetry. Using computer programs like "Compupoem,""Poetrywriter,""Lifesongs," and "Haikuku," students were introduced to computer poetry and created their…

  19. Seeing History: Malaika Favorite's "Furious Flower Poetry Quilt" Painting and Pan-African Memory

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    Shanahan, Maureen G.

    2010-01-01

    Malaika Favorite's "Furious Flower Poetry Quilt" (2004) is an acrylic painting that depicts 24 portraits of leading poets of the African Diaspora. Commissioned by Dr Joanne Gabbin, English professor and director of the Furious Flower Poetry Center at James Madison University, the painting is part of a larger programme of poetry education. The…

  20. Teaching Poetry Tips; Teaching English without Desks; A Brief History of Time and the "Red Clock."

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    Reid, Gem; And Others

    1993-01-01

    This issue of "Insights into Open Education" presents three short articles dealing with teaching poetry, English instruction, and the concept of time. The first article, "Teaching Poetry Tips" (Gem Reid), discusses the author's experiences conducting a week-long poetry workshop for a class of 30 second graders. The second article, "Teaching…

  1. Poems about Sandwich Cookies, Jelly, and Chocolate: Poetry in K-3 Classrooms

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    McNair, Jonda C.

    2012-01-01

    The author had presented a session on poetry at a children's literature conference sponsored by The Ohio State University, and afterward two teachers invited her to come to their school and read poetry. The children emailed their responses to her shortly after she spent the entire day conducting poetry reading sessions at an elementary school in…

  2. Poetry and World War II: Creating Community through Content-Area Writing

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    Friese, Elizabeth E. G.; Nixon, Jenna

    2009-01-01

    Two educators and a classroom of fifth grade students integrated poetry writing into social studies curriculum focusing on World War II. Several strategies and approaches to writing poetry are highlighted including list poems, writing from photographs and artifacts, and two voice poems. The study culminated in a poetry reading and the creation of…

  3. What One Activity Would You Recommend to Teachers Who are Nervous about Teaching Poetry?

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    Johnson, Walter H.; Sottile, Joseph; Witting, Charlotte R.

    2006-01-01

    In this brief column, three teachers submit recommendations on strategies and activities for teaching poetry. Walter H. Johnson suggests that using sonnets as an introduction to poetry can be a rewarding way to combine poetry terminology, a bit of literary history, and the search for meaning in poems. Joseph Sottile describes a classroom activity…

  4. Sound[']s Right: Pupils' Responses to Heard Poetry and the Revised National Curriculum for English

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    Gordon, John

    2009-01-01

    This article considers the design of poetry within the UK National Curriculum for English, where it is conceived of primarily as a print-based medium. With reference to curricular detail, the recent Ofsted survey of poetry teaching in schools, and to original research, it describes the role the existing curricular conception of poetry can play in…

  5. Sound[']s right: pupils' responses to heard poetry and the revised National Curriculum for English

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    John Gordon

    2009-01-01

    This article considers the design of poetry within the UK National Curriculum for English, where it is conceived of primarily as a print-based medium. With reference to curricular detail, the recent Ofsted survey of poetry teaching in schools, and to original research, it describes the role the existing curricular conception of poetry can play in influencing practice, sometimes to the

  6. Films

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    Wang, Shuyun; Zhang, Hui; Yao, Yuan

    2014-09-01

    Magnetic thin films of Ta/NiO/Ni81Fe19/NiO/Ta were fabricated by a magnetron sputtering method. The effects of NiO layer thickness and substrate temperature on the anisotropic magnetoresistance (AMR) and the magnetic field sensitivity of these Ni81Fe19 films have been investigated. The results show that the AMR of 20-nm Ni81Fe19 film with 4-nm NiO achieves 5.02% at 450°C, while the magnetic field sensitivity achieves 9.00% × 10-3 m A-1 at the same conditions. These enhanced 40% and 230% comparing with the film without NiO layer, respectively.

  7. Teaching poetry: a descriptive case study of a poetry unit in a classroom of urban deaf adolescents.

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    Arenson, Rebecca; Kretschmer, Robert E

    2010-01-01

    A qualitative study was conducted that reflected an analysis of a 6-week poetry unit in a language arts classroom of 6th and 8th graders at a school for the deaf in a large city in the northeastern United States. The school served a large population of children of poverty who were of Latino and African American descent. The study was guided by 4 research questions: (a) Would students benefit from having American Sign Language (ASL) poetry as a part of the unit? (b) Would teachers' signing of poems increase students' understanding of the poems? (c) Could students analyze the meaning of poems independently? (d) Would students view writing poetry as a vehicle for expressing their feelings and ideas through themes that were important to them? The evidence provided support for affirmative answers to questions a, b, and d. PMID:20925281

  8. Don't Stop with Mother Goose: Making a Case for Vibrant, Well-Stocked Poetry Collections

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    Vardell, Sylvia M.

    2006-01-01

    Just 10 years ago the Academy of American Poets initiated the observance of National Poetry Month to celebrate poetry and its place in American culture. Since then, the movement has continued to gain momentum with the emergence of Young People's Poetry Week in 1999, a focus on poetry slams as the centerpiece for Teen Read Week in 2003, and the…

  9. Animation. Factfile No. 9.

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    Elsas, Diana, Ed.; And Others

    The following sections are included in this guide: (1) organizations, (2) training programs, (3) animation courses and programs, (4) distributors of animation, (5) services and equipment useful to animators, and (6) U.S. and foreign film festivals. Descriptive information is included for each listing. The annotated bibliography deals with making…

  10. Software For Animated Graphics

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    Merritt, F.; Bancroft, G.; Kelaita, P.

    1992-01-01

    Graphics Animation System (GAS) software package serves as easy-to-use, menu-driven program providing fast, simple viewing capabilities as well as more-complex features for rendering and animation in computational fluid dynamics (CFD). Displays two- and three-dimensional objects along with computed data and records animation sequences on video digital disk, videotape, and 16-mm film. Written in C.

  11. Animation in the Schools.

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    Greer, Martin L.

    Directed to the class or individual with limited film making equipment, this paper presents a "hands on" guide to the production of animated cartoons. Its 14 sections deal with the following topics: understanding animation; choosing subject matter for an animation; writing a script; getting the timing right; choosing a camera and projector;…

  12. The Symbol of the Serpent in Peter Stoica's Poetry

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    Florentina GHITA-NICA

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to make a presentation of how is described serpent's symbol in Peter Stoica's poetry. Diachronic method, followed by the symbolic approach has been used in this scientific work. Through an analytical approach I have commented on the lyrical vision, a doctrine which expresses his ideation. We have noticed that for the poet the theme

  13. Elucidating the Aging Process Through Poetry: An Elderly Woman's Life

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    Celeste Shawler; Mary George Skinner; Mindy Staley Bush

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this case study was to explicate the life story and gain deeper understanding of the aging experience of an elderly woman. Through poetry, this woman transformed challenging life experiences. Data analysis revealed themes of determination, spiritual strength, and creatively aging. The findings support knowledge development about how older women age and express their lives. Most of the

  14. Impossible purposes: Re-examining Romantic poetry as theory

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    Scott Anthony Levin

    2010-01-01

    In addressing the traditional division between thought and form, I demonstrate how three very different poets of the Romantic Age create a poetic form in which the paradoxical theory of Romanticism, both past and present, thrives. Impossible Purposes establishes how Romantic poetry manifests a Romantic theory that focuses on the blending of idealism and skepticism through the aesthetic. However, this

  15. Using poetry and written exercises to teach empathy

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    Rich Furman

    2005-01-01

    The purpose of this article is to demonstrate how exercises associated with poetry and bibliotherapy can be useful in assisting faculties of the helping professions teach empathy to their students. A brief exploration of the concept of empathy is discussed. Next, exercises useful in teaching empathy are presented. Finally, a case study of the work of social work students is

  16. Teaching Poetry on the River of No Return.

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    Noethe, Sheryl

    1989-01-01

    Describes the author's poet-in-residency at Salmon, Idaho, through a series of letters and journal entries. Describes her planning and orientation; her experiences teaching poetry writing to students at all levels; the organization of a public reading; and her return to distribute an anthology of her students' work. (MM)

  17. Newspaper-Based instruction as a catalyst for poetry writing

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    Barbara C. Palmer; Mary Cozean Alexander; Karla Lynn Kelsay; Marilyn F. Sharp

    1992-01-01

    This study examines the use of the newspaper as a vehicle for poetry writing in the alternative classroom. Case histories were taken and interviews were conducted with two adolescents who were assigned to a residential drug treatment center. Their poems and those of several other students, which were written following newspaper-based instruction, are presented and discussed. Results of a one

  18. Finding the Right Words: Art Conversations and Poetry

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    Reilly, Mary Ann

    2008-01-01

    Generative thinking is explored in this article by chronicling the development of middle school English language learners' poetry writing through their interaction with visual art. The author explains how art conversations (Reilly & Cohen, 2008) were used to help students engage in dialogue about the topic of journeys and how students' paintings…

  19. Poetry Therapy with Frail Elderly in a Nursing Home.

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    Silvermarie, Sue

    1988-01-01

    Describes a poetry group which encouraged the expression of memories and imagination among frail elderly residents of a nursing home over a period of nine months. Shows how it facilitated peer friendship formation, increased expression of affect, resulted in improved staff treatment of residents, and ended with the publication of an anthology. (SR)

  20. Learning about Yeast through Science, Art and Poetry

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    Kelly, Lois; Brade, Alison

    2013-01-01

    In this article, the authors describe a cross-curricular project designed to enhance learning about micro-organisms. This project includes studies in art and poetry, not subjects that teachers would think of linking with science, however research notes that scientists and poets share the ability to pay close attention to things, a key skill also…

  1. Exploring the Options: Teaching Economic Decision-Making with Poetry

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    Theresa L. Johnson

    2012-01-01

    High-stakes standardized tests in reading and limited instructional time are two powerful disincentives for teaching economics in the elementary classroom. In this article, integrating instruction in poetry and economic decision-making is presented as one way to maximize the use of scarce instructional time. Following a brief introduction to the role of economics in children's lives and a rationale for using

  2. Teaching Poetry Via HEI (Hypothesis-Experiment-Instruction).

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    Knapp, John V.

    2002-01-01

    Presents a teaching method that provides students with the necessary tools to analyze college-level poetry. Suggests that because reader response has greatly overplayed its corrective to "New Criticism," the HEI (Hypothesis-Experiment-Instruction) method of teaching literature could serve as a third choice among teachers interested in avoiding the…

  3. Partition and its aftermath: Poetry and history in Northern Ireland

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    Rajeev Patke

    2010-01-01

    This essay examines the impact of partition on poetry with specific reference to the partition of Ireland. It analyzes poetic representations of and reactions to “the Irish Troubles” and the creation of Northern Ireland in the context of narratives of divisive nationhood that include, among other partitions, the creation of Israel in the Middle East, and Pakistan in South Asia.

  4. The source and the structure of Homer's epic poetry

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    CORNELIS J. RUIJGH

    2004-01-01

    Homer s Iliad and Odyssey were created, probably in the second half of the 9th century BC, in the framework of the Greek epic tradition of oral formulaic poetry, which started in the Peloponnese in proto-Mycenaean times (c. 1600 BC). The epic verse, the dactylic hexameter, must have been taken over from the Minoan Cretans. Whereas most 19th century scholars

  5. Oral Tradition in Medieval Welsh Poetry: 1100-1600

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    Dafydd Johnston

    2004-01-01

    Very little research has been done in this field, although there is in fact a rich body of evidence for the oral or memorial transmission of Welsh poetry in the later medieval period. As far as composition is concerned there is no direct evidence of poets' practices, but nevertheless it is generally assumed that they would not have had recourse

  6. Using Poetry and the Visual Arts to Develop Emotional Intelligence

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    Morris, J. Andrew; Urbanski, John; Fuller, Janice

    2005-01-01

    This article presents a series of experiential exercises designed to use visual arts and poetry in classroom settings to increase students' awareness and recognition of emotion--two key components of emotional intelligence. Drawing on the liberal arts in the manner described in the exercises provides the instructor with a context in which students…

  7. Teaching poetry in the relationship of phonetics and semantics

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    Nilgün Aç?k Önka?

    2010-01-01

    Having the students do the studies related to phonetics and semantics on the couplets of the poems is significant to diagnose their emotions. If the sudents can comprehend the phoneme and semantic relations truly, they will perceive the feelings of the poems correctly. In the traditional poetry teaching, we used to recite the poems, find the meaning of the unknown

  8. Poet's Market, 1997: Where & How To Publish Your Poetry.

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    Martin, Christine, Ed.; Bentley, Chantelle, Ed.

    This directory provides 1700 listings and evaluations of poetry publishers--300 more than in the previous edition--along with complete submission and contact information. Listings include both domestic and international markets, from mass circulation and literary magazines to small presses and university quarterlies, and contain complete profiles…

  9. When English Language Arts, Basketball, and Poetry Collide

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    Baker, W. Douglas

    2007-01-01

    A former high school teacher's reflections on the connections between basketball and poetry suggest the significance of extracurricular activities for teachers and students. W. Douglas Baker recounts how he guided students to make connections among "the collision of activities in their lives" by delving into the practices and discourses of three…

  10. Exploring the Options: Teaching Economic Decision-Making with Poetry

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    Johnson, Theresa L.

    2012-01-01

    High-stakes standardized tests in reading and limited instructional time are two powerful disincentives for teaching economics in the elementary classroom. In this article, integrating instruction in poetry and economic decision-making is presented as one way to maximize the use of scarce instructional time. Following a brief introduction to the…

  11. Promoting emotional health through haiku, a form of Japanese poetry.

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    Massey, M S

    1998-02-01

    This teaching technique can be adapted to use with young children. The use of rhymes may be easier and more fun for younger students. Also, this teaching technique can be used to address numerous health issues, which makes it appropriate for all health content areas. In addition to using student selections that illustrate various emotions, other resources are available for this activity. Libraries and bookstores offer wide selections of books containing poetry and quotations. In addition to books about haiku, consider general poetry selections by Maya Angelou, e.e. cummings, Ogden Nash, and Shel Silverstein. Musical selections can represent different styles, such as the Beatles' "Yesterday"; Blind Melon's "Change"; Garth Brooks' "The Dance"; Eric Clapton's "Tears from Heaven"; Gloria Estefan's "Coming Out of the Dark"; Whitney Houston's "Emotional" and "I Will Always Love You"; and Elton John's "Circle of Life." Internet sites also can be accessed for poetry samples (see Internet Resources). An Internet resource for ordering discounted books, including selections about haiku and poetry, is Amazon.com--Earth's Largest Book store, at http:www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ subst/home/home.html/0184-8423170-571096. PMID:9571577

  12. Toward a Chicano/Raza Bibliography: Drama, Prose, Poetry

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    Romano, Octavio I. V. Ed.; Rios, Herminio C. Ed.

    1973-01-01

    Separated into 3 sections, this bibliography covers literature, drama, prose, and poetry (from 1965 to 1972) pertaining to Chicanos and La Raza. To obtain this material, all Chicano journals, newspapers, bulletins, and newsletters published in the Southwest were reviewed. Topics range from police brutality to the Vietnam War. The appendix gives…

  13. Cultural Contact through Musical Poetry in Clara Janes's "Kampa"

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    Faszer-McMahon, Debra

    2009-01-01

    Clara Janes's "Kampa" is a love song dedicated to the renowned Czech poet Vladimir Holan. The work includes a musical and lyrical composition performed on tape, and its unconventional musical mode offers an alternative to divisions between western and non-western literary and musical forms. The poetry of "Kampa" presents musical methods of…

  14. Teaching Poetry to Soldiers in a Post-Heroic Age

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    Elizabeth D. Samet

    2002-01-01

    In antiquity the epic poet's need for the soldier was reciprocated. Today, however, poets and soldiers operate in an altered relation. The association of poetry with often violent action is very much alive, yet the once intertwined existence of soldier and poet-an incorporation that perhaps reached its apex in the figure of the World War I soldier-poet has been replaced

  15. Teaching and Learning with the Periodical Poetry Index

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    Natalie M. Houston; Lindsy Lawrence; April Patrick

    2012-01-01

    The Periodical Poetry Index is an open access online research database of citations to English-language poems published in nineteenth-century periodicals. This project expands access to scholarly sources for students and teachers; encourages research methods that take advantage of the nature of print culture; makes available our own research process that evolves with and through the index; and foregrounds collaboration across

  16. Assessing Student Poetry: Balancing the Demands of Two Masters

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    Locke, Terry

    2013-01-01

    The practice of assessing student poetry is neither widespread nor widely theorised. In fact, its absence in the literature is itself worthy of comment and conjecture. This article begins with an account of a writing workshop for pre-service teachers, which highlighted the way participants found themselves tongue-tied when asked to engage in the…

  17. Poetry Writing in the Post-16 English Curriculum

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    Xerri, Daniel

    2012-01-01

    This paper examines the place of poetry writing in the post-16 English curriculum in Malta. In presenting the results of a small-scale study adopting a mixed methods approach, it explores the views of teachers, students and an influential examiner. The paper proposes that while there seems to be an appreciation of what creative writing can…

  18. The Formeaning Response Approach: Poetry in the EFL Classroom

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    Kellem, Harlan

    2009-01-01

    In English as a Foreign Language (EFL) classrooms, where acquisition of English is the ultimate goal, one of the main tasks for the teacher is to provide students with language input and activities that best aid them in their learning process. As different researchers have reported, including poetry-based activities in the EFL classroom is…

  19. Measuring Voice in Poetry Written by Second Language Learners

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    Hanauer, David I.

    2015-01-01

    There is increasing usage of creative writing in the ESL/EFL classroom based on the argument that this pedagogy develops writer's voice, emotional engagement, and ownership. Within the context of teaching poetry writing to second language learners, the current article develops a scientific approach to ways in which voice can be measured and…

  20. Runaway with words: Teaching poetry to at-risk teens

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    Joann Gardner

    1993-01-01

    This article reports on “Runaway with Words,” a poetry workshop for at-risk teens in Florida's runaway shelters. Through various exercises, oral recitations, and conversations, troubled teens learn basic writing skills that help them gain control over their emotions. Students, counselors, and instructors alike are asked to participate in the workshop, thus increasing the approachability of the adults and providing a

  1. Meaningful Literacy: Writing Poetry in the Language Classroom

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    Hanauer, David I.

    2012-01-01

    This paper develops the concept of meaningful literacy and offers a classroom methodology--poetry writing--that manifests this approach to ESL/EFL literacy instruction. The paper is divided into three sections. The first deals with the concept of meaningful literacy learning in second and foreign language pedagogy; the second summarizes empirical…

  2. Poetry Efforts by Aged Deaf: Expression of Life Cycle Experience.

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    Wax, Teena M.

    1983-01-01

    Describes a day-long Aging Awareness workshop in which a group of 12 elderly were involved in a poetry-writing exercise focusing on meaningful life change. Ramifications of this positive experience are discussed in view of the cultural/language barrier and traditional aging awareness issues such as reminiscence. (JAC)

  3. Five Years after the Levees Broke: Bearing Witness through Poetry

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    Watson, Renee

    2010-01-01

    As a teaching artist in public schools, the author is paired with classroom teachers to teach poetry and to give students an opportunity to experience their academic curriculum through the arts. At the beginning of the school year, she gave her students the on-going, yearlong assignment to watch the news, to pay attention. Knowing many of them…

  4. Using Parody to Read and Write Original Poetry

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    Bintz, William P.

    2012-01-01

    This article describes an instructional lesson the author developed to help students use parody to read and write original poetry. The author begins this article with an introduction to parody and a rationale for using it as an instructional strategy. Then, he describes materials and procedures he used and he shares samples of student writing. He…

  5. Using a poetry wiki: How can the medium support pre-service teachers of English in their professional learning about writing poetry and teaching poetry writing in a digital age?

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    SUE DYMOKE; JANETTE HUGHES

    2009-01-01

    In this paper we report on one aspect of a qualitative study about an online wiki community, which was developed to build collaborative knowledge about poetry among a group of pre-service English teachers. Our paper explores pre-service teachers' experiences of writing in a digital medium and their perceptions of themselves as writers. We focus specifically on the processes of poetry

  6. UCLA Preserved Silent Animation

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    UCLA's film and television archive of animated silent films from the pre-1930s is relatively small, but considering the rarity of any silent films, it is still an impressive collection. Some of the films offered up on this website include "Felix the Cat", the "Inkwell Imps", and "Aesop's Film Fables". Visitors are lucky enough to be able to view online or download 11 animated films from the library's collection. While watching the films, visitors can listen to the preservation commentary, or listened to the music for each film composed by Michael D. Mortilla, who has played music for silent films for the Silent Society. Visitors can learn more about Michael D. Mortilla by reading the "About the Music" link. There are also film notes and an historical overview that visitors can read for each film. Researchers or interested parties will find a 15-page study guide of films and works about silent films available as a PDF. This helpful document is conveniently located at the bottom of the homepage.

  7. Teaching Poetry: A Descriptive Case Study of a Poetry Unit in a Classroom of Urban Deaf Adolescents

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    Robert E. Kretschmer; Rebecca Arenson

    2010-01-01

    :A qualitative study was conducted that reflected an analysis of a 6-week poetry unit in a language arts classroom of 6th and 8th graders at a school for the deaf in a large city in the northeastern United States. The school served a large population of children of poverty who were of Latino and African American descent. The study was

  8. Animal Cell Mitosis Animation

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    2010-01-01

    This animation demonstrates the stages of mitosis in an animal cell. Use the control buttons in the upper left to run the complete animation. Click on any intermediate stage (for example, Anaphase), and see a representative still frame.

  9. Poetry Writing as Expressive Pedagogy in an EFL Context: Identifying Possible Assessment Tools for Haiku Poetry in EFL Freshman College Writing

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    Iida, Atsushi

    2008-01-01

    Japanese poetry, haiku, has been widely accepted in western countries. While previous studies have reported on the applicability of haiku poetry to teaching practices in a variety of contexts, few researchers have discussed assessment which is one of the most important factors in language teaching. The aim of this study is to produce assessment…

  10. An Approach to Teaching English Poetry: the Use of Image, the Rhythm of Language, and the Self-Manifestation of Hsin-ching

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    CHIEN-MIN CHEN

    2006-01-01

    English poetry teaching may begin with the analysis of the essence of poetry by examining the fundamental differences among itself, prose, drama, and novel as four genres. Western literature, traditionally, approaches poetry by the method of \\

  11. Poetry 180: A Poem a Day for American High Schools

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    Getting high school students interested in poetry can be a formidable task, so this helpful website created by the Library of Congress will be a welcome addition for many educators. Poetry 180 presents 180 poems, selected by Billy Collins (the current U.S. Poet Laureate), with the hope that high school students will read one of the poems a day, one for each school day in the academic year. All 180 poems are included on the site, and the list includes poems by contemporary poets such as Martha Collins, Jane Kenyon, George Bradley, Edward Field, and Thomas Lux. Another nice feature of the site is a brief list of suggestions by Collins on How To Read a Poem Out Loud, which includes a number of helpful hints on how to effectively deliver poems. Finally, visitors can sign the online guestbook here, or just view the entries from other visitors.

  12. A new defence of poetry : and new possibilities from hypertext to ecopoetry

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    John Bennett

    2004-01-01

    This thesis is, in part, a response to the loss of poetry as an epistemic discourse, a process that began with the development of writing. However, it is also energised by new opportunities of using the powerful tool of language, and techniques of poetry.\\u000aThe thesis aims to update previous defences of poetry, rebutting Plato’s initial attack in Ion, claiming

  13. The theoretical resources of Zhu Ziqing’s system of hermeneutics of modern poetry

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    Yushi Sun

    2009-01-01

    The modern theory of the hermeneutics of poetry proposed by Zhu Ziqing is an important part of the modern Chinese poetics.\\u000a This essay aims to examine the foreign and the Chinese theoretical resources of Mr. Zhu’s thoughts of the hermeneutics of\\u000a poetry and show that he has applied the modern critical theories to the interpretation of the ancient Chinese poetry.

  14. A New Chinese Speech Synthesis Method Apply in Chinese Poetry Learning

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    Chengsong Zhu; Yaoting Zhu

    2008-01-01

    This paper describes a new Chinese speech synthesis method apply in Chinese poetry teaching and learning, which focus on the\\u000a prosody of syllables and words in Chinese poetry. As the word is a key semantic unit for Chinese poetry, we concentrate on\\u000a Chinese word prosody and propose a speech synthesis method, which consider the appearance with the essence of human

  15. The Avant-Garde and its Discontents: Aesthetic Conservatism in Recent Spanish Poetry

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    Mayhew, Jonathan

    1999-01-01

    poetry since Romanticism tends to exclude from poetry all that makes up the 'poetic': the more standard forms, the alexandrine, the sonnet, the poem itself—in short, the poetic 'run-of-the-mill'; but also rhetorical figures, comparisons, metaphors...THE AVANT-GARDE AND ITS DISCONTENTS: AESTHETIC CONSERVATISM IN RECENT SPANISH POETRY JONATHAN MAYHEW University of Kansas Sals I it T has become fashionable among younger Span ish poets to denigrate the avant-garde "excesses...

  16. Suffering and Spirituality in the Poetry of Emily Dickinson

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    Neil Scheurich

    2007-01-01

    After a brief review of recent accounts of spirituality in its relation to medicine and psychotherapy, Emily Dickinson’s poetry\\u000a is considered as a springboard to a more specific account of spirituality. While not conventionally religious, she is arguably\\u000a among the most spiritual of poets inasmuch as her themes of God, love, beauty, and especially death and suffering all depend\\u000a upon

  17. Italian Music and Lyric Poetry of the Renaissance

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    Michael A. Keller

    1993-01-01

    From approximately 1450–1650, several hundred anthologies of lyric poetry were written and published in Italy. We estimate that there may be as many as 500,000 poems in this literature with a multiple of this number of variants, and as many as 50,000 musical settings. The goal of the project is the development of databases incorporating both full-text transcriptions of Italian

  18. The P.O.E.T.R.Y. of Science

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    Jennifer C. Mesa

    2008-11-01

    Writing about inquiry-based science experiences can provide students with opportunities to communicate their questions, observations, and reflections while expanding our instructional and assessment options as teachers. But how can teachers encourage and assess student writing in science? In this article, the authors describe P.O.E.T.R.Y., an authentic assessment tool that can be used to analyze elementary student science journal entries and track the development of both language arts and science skills and concepts.

  19. Advanced studies on traditional Chinese poetry style identification

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    Yong Yi; Zhong-Shi He; Liang-Yan Li; Tian Yu; Elaine Yi

    2005-01-01

    Based on machine learning methods - naive Bayes, hill-climbing strategy and genetic algorithm, this paper proposes a traditional Chinese poetry style identification calculation improvement model to identify bold-and-unrestrained or graceful-and-restrained styles, that derive from machine learning Chinese classical Ci in Song Dynasty. Feature subset selection is performed based on genetic algorithm and has achieved satisfactory identification results in application. Additionally,

  20. Contraries in the poetry of Edward, Lord Herbert of Cherbury

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    Golding, Lisa Lugean

    1990-01-01

    " of truth proves his epistemological claim that truth can be represented in a variety of ways because of IV our sense's inability to perceive the truth; and a focus on outward appearance distorts truth. In his sonnets on black, he illustrates how poetic... of this thesis is to examine Cherbury's poetry, particularly those sonnets which use colors symbolically, to see not only how they fit into a metaphysical tradition but also how they are unique from it. Cherbury's distinctiveness as a poet...

  1. A poetry program for the very elderly—Narrative perspective on one therapeutic model

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    Wexler, Marvin

    2014-01-01

    The focus of this report is a poetry program that the author has been conducting at a nursing home/short-stay rehabilitation facility for the past three and a half years. The program involves reading poetry to groups of very elderly residents who have significant mental and/or physical disabilities. This article includes a description of the program and the author's observations of its beneficial effects. Poetry readings were also given to individual seniors who have significant dementia. The therapeutic value of the program to the elders and to the person reading the poetry to the elders is discussed. PMID:24899783

  2. Animation Magazine

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    This online magazine is all about animation and features regular articles, reviews of films and books, and profiles about people in the industry and tutorials. Articles in the current issue address topics such as "the impact of new technology on performance and the future roles of technology, new and old" and international perspectives on Bridging the Cultural Divide in Digital Entertainment. The tutorials cover topics such as how to make 3-D characters come to life and making molds. The Special Features articles report on gaming, production, technology and voice acting. Past issues are also available and can be searched by key word or sorted by category. Numerous other links are listed for more information on animation, resources for education, and listings of upcoming events and contests.

  3. Film Noir Foundation

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    Whether you're a fan of the Fred McMurray vehicle "Double Indemnity" or Ricardo Montalban's turn as a detective in "Mystery Street", lovers of film noir will find much to admire on the Film Noir Foundation website. The Film Noir Foundation was created to serve as an "educational resource regarding the cultural, historical, and artistic significance of film noir as an original American cinematic movement." The materials on the site are divided into nine sections, including "Video Archives", "NoirCity", and "News". The "Video Archives" are fantastic with interviews that include June Lockhart, Harry Belafonte, and a riotous performance by Ernest Borgnine. Moving along, the "Resources" area includes audio clips of Bob Dylan talking about his own noir literary inspirations and an interview with Robert Mitchum about his own poetry. Finally, visitors can chime in with their own thoughts in the "Forum" and also make a donation to the Foundation.

  4. Animal Algorithm Animation Tool

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    Guido Rö�ling, who works for the Rechnerbetriebsgruppe (Computer Support Center) of the Department of Computer Science at the Darmstadt University of Technology, has created this website about ANIMAL. ANIMAL is a general-purpose animation tool with a current focus on algorithm animation. Posted on this website are the animations, including screenshots, classification and description, a user guide, other instructions, and research papers. A section with examples provides an overview and screen shots of the animations, such as one that shows how LZW compression (an algorithm created in 1984 by Lempel, Ziv and Welch) works.

  5. Teaching Poetry: A Descriptive Case Study of a Poetry Unit in a Classroom of Urban Deaf Adolescents

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    Arenson, Rebecca; Kretschmer, Robert E.

    2010-01-01

    A qualitative study was conducted that reflected an analysis of a 6-week poetry unit in a language arts classroom of 6th and 8th graders at a school for the deaf in a large city in the northeastern United States. The school served a large population of children of poverty who were of Latino and African American descent. The study was guided by 4…

  6. Lights, Camera, Animation.

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    Cassidy, Joan M.

    1984-01-01

    A fifth-grade class was taught how animated films are made by actually making some. Each cartoon involved four parts: title, artwork, credits, and storyboard. In addition to learning about animation, they had the experience of thinking in logical sequence and of working cooperatively. (CS)

  7. Concrete poetry in England and Scotland 1962-75: Ian Hamilton Finlay, Edwin Morgan, Dom Sylvester Houédard and Bob Cobbing 

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    Thomas, Gregory Charles

    2013-11-26

    This thesis examines concrete poetry in England and Scotland from 1962 to 1975. Through the 1950s-70s, international concrete poetry evolved away from constructivist influenced, “classical” ideals of minimalism and iconic ...

  8. Poetry and the Self: A Brief Autobiographical Overview of Some Successes and Some Flops Using "Poetry Therapy" Techniques in Conventional and Experimental Classes, with Implications for English Teachers Anywhere.

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    Weinstock, Donald J.

    A personal account of an English instructor's experiences with poetry therapy--the use of poetry to help people get in touch with, and begin dealing with, their problems and feelings--is provided in this paper. Among the topics dealt with are the following: the scope of poetry therapy, the instructor's early dissatisfactions with traditional…

  9. Artificial Animals for Computer Animation

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    Artificial Animals for Computer Animation: Biomechanics, Locomotion, Perception, and Behavior Xiaoyuan Tu 1996 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED #12; Artificial Animals for Computer Animation: Biomechanics animation. Animals in their natural habitats have presented a long­standing and difficult challenge

  10. Listening to life's lessons: Using music lyrics and poetry to face issues of aging in the classroom

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    Nanci Weinberger

    2008-01-01

    The use of poetry and music in college courses on aging is discussed. The format can help instructors reach their students in new ways. Poetry and music can be used to engage students in material that may be emotionally charged. In addition, poetry and music can be used to help students confront stereotypes about the elderly.

  11. Canadian Poetry in Selected English-Language Anthologies: An Index and Guide. Occasional Paper Series No. 36.

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    Fee, Margery, Ed.

    Forty-four English language anthologies are included in this index and guide to Canadian poetry. The introduction discusses the selection of the anthologies and the function of the index. The book contains (1) a guide to Canadian poetry anthologies that includes biographical sources, history, and criticism; (2) a selective list of Canadian poetry

  12. Finding the Words to Say It: The Healing Power of Poetry

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    Robert Carroll

    2005-01-01

    My purpose in this paper is to help you experience for yourself the potential of poetry to heal by feeling its power through your own voice. Many people have an intuitive sense that voice in general and poetry in particular can be healing. We have all experienced the comfort of soothing words. Finding the words to articulate a traumatic experience

  13. Poetry: primitive form of language in the philosophy of Giambattista Vico

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    2010-01-01

    The text contains an interpretation of two major aspects present in the work of the Italian philosopher, Giambattista Vico: language and poetry, as well as of the connections found between these two. Between language and poetry there is an identity report, valid only for the first people of the humanity, who were thought to be poets, and in fact creators.

  14. Poetry as a way to inspire (the management of) the research process

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    Per Darmer

    2006-01-01

    The purpose – The purpose of the paper is to argue that poetry should be integrated in research to a much larger extent than it is today, where poetry (at best) is considered inferior to research. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The arguments are based on qualitative studies of the Danish independent labels. The empirical data are applied both as backbone for and

  15. “I don’t think poetry has anything to do with accounting” and “Changes”

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    Wan Ying Hill; John Newall

    2004-01-01

    There is now a wealth of published socially critical accounting poems that could be relevant for teaching purpose. This short contribution is aimed at sharing some personal reflections on experiential learning through poetry reading, for bringing in the social. An alternative social, environmental and ‘ethical’ accounting pedagogy may incorporate “Poetic Accounts”. Regardless of one’s own love or hatred of poetry,

  16. The heroines' revolt: English women writing epic poetry, 1654--1789

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    Michael Rex

    1998-01-01

    Because of the scholarly concentration on the novel, eighteenth-century women epic poets have been ignored. The question of English women writing epic poetry has never been seriously treated before, at least in part because of the assumption that women were incapable of writing in this genre, or that the English culture of the eighteenth century itself rejected epic poetry. Using

  17. Infertility and crisis: Self-discovery and healing through poetry writing

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    Anne Barney

    1992-01-01

    The purpose of this paper is to explore the role of poetry writing as a means of coping with the crisis of infertility. Noting how the crisis of infertility reawakens earlier conflicts, the author provides a personal narrative on how her own poetry served as a tool for self-discovery and healing. Attention is given to both individual and couple issues.

  18. “That's my worst nightmare”: poetry and trauma in the middle school classroom

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    Kelly K. Wissman; Angela M. Wiseman

    2011-01-01

    This article explores how two middle school girls told stories of family conflict and trauma through poetry. Situated within literature on critical literacies and trauma studies, the article uses a case study approach to consider what happens when stories of trauma emerge within the literacy classroom. The authors explore (1) how the girls used poetry to understand and represent their

  19. Words from the HEArt: Poetry therapy and group work with the homeless

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    Nicholas Mazza

    2007-01-01

    The focus of this article is on the use of poetry therapy in group work with the homeless and their service providers. Particular attention is directed to task and treatment groups. Practice observations and a review of poetic material indicate the expressive\\/creative component of poetry therapy can help advance the self-development and empowerment of the homeless, as well as serve

  20. Research for the Classroom: Playing with Difficult Poetry--High School Seniors and Arthur Sze's "Quipu"

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    Fogle, Andy

    2012-01-01

    The author had been assigned two sections of Contemporary Literature, a semester-long senior elective, and he wanted to do something new with poetry. He planned to teach Arthur Sze's "Quipu." Sze's poetry is nonlinear, adopting principles from science, anthropology, and history into a multilayered poetic texture--text unlike anything students…

  1. Powerful Students, Powerful Words: Writing and Learning in a Poetry Workshop

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    Wiseman, Angela

    2011-01-01

    A poetry workshop can present opportunities to integrate students' knowledge and perspectives in classroom contexts, encouraging the use of language for expression, communication, learning and even empowerment. This paper describes how adolescent students respond to a poetry workshop in an English classroom centred on teaching writing that is…

  2. Alchemical poetry in medieval and early modern Europe: a preliminary survey and synthesis. Part II - Synthesis.

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    Kahn, Didier

    2011-03-01

    This article provides a preliminary description of medieval and early modern alchemical poetry composed in Latin and in the principal vernacular languages of western Europe. It aims to distinguish the various genres in which this poetry flourished, and to identify the most representative aspects of each cultural epoch by considering the medieval and early modern periods in turn. Such a distinction (always somewhat artificial) between two broad historical periods may be justified by the appearance of new cultural phenomena that profoundly modified the character of early modern alchemical poetry: the ever-increasing importance of the prisca theologia, the alchemical interpretation of ancient mythology, and the rise of neo-Latin humanist poetry. Although early modern alchemy was marked by the appearance of new doctrines (notably the alchemical spiritus mundi and Paracelsianism), alchemical poetry was only superficially modified by criteria of a scientific nature, which therefore appear to be of lesser importance. This study falls into two parts. Part I provides a descriptive survey of extant poetry, and in Part II the results of the survey are analysed in order to highlight such distinctive features as the function of alchemical poetry, the influence of the book market on its evolution, its doctrinal content, and the question of whether any theory of alchemical poetry ever emerged. Part II is accompanied by an index of the authors and works cited in both parts. PMID:21797075

  3. "There's a Better Word": Urban Youth Rewriting Their Social Worlds through Poetry

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    Jocson, Korina M.

    2006-01-01

    Recent studies undertaken with sociocultural perspectives on literacy offer a framework through which to explore poetry in youth's lives. This article draws upon works within New Literacy Studies to provide a glimpse of urban high school youth's experiences in a unique program called Poetry for the People (P4P). It identifies some ways in which…

  4. On the Teaching of Poetry in "English Journal," 1912-2005: Does History Matter?

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    Dressman, Mark; Faust, Mark

    2014-01-01

    This study reports two stages of research into the discourses of poetry education in the United States from the early 20th to the early 21st centuries. The first is an original study that traces the history of discourses about teaching poetry, and the second is a coda or concluding analysis that raises questions about how history functions as a…

  5. Reassessing Pocho Poetics: Americo Paredes's Poetry and the (Trans) National Question

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    Olguin, B.V.

    2005-01-01

    Americo Paredes's first collection of poetry, Cantos de Adolescencia in 1937, alongside his second poetry anthology, Between Two Worlds in 1991 is examined. Paredes's discourses of Mexican American identity demand a reassessment of the pocho as an icon for Chicanao literary and cultural studies.

  6. Writing Against the Current: Anne Wilson's Teisa and the Tradition of British River Poetry

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    Bridget Keegan

    2002-01-01

    One of the very few works by a woman within the subgenre of river poetry, Anne Wilson's 1600-line poem Teisa: A Descriptive Poem of the River Teese, Its Towns and Antiquities (1778) appears, at first, to fulfill all of the conventions of eighteenth-century locodescriptive verse in general, and river poetry in particular.

  7. Reading and Writing Poetry: Successful Approaches for the Student and Teacher.

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    Duke, Charles R., Ed.; Jacobsen, Sally A., Ed.

    Intended for the high school and college reader, this collection of essays from poets, teacher-poets, and classroom teachers presents the available resources for making poetry in the classroom a varied, pleasurable, and intellectual experience. The collection is divided into three sections. In the first section, some perspectives on what poetry is…

  8. RURAL IMAGERY IN CONTEMPORARY SOMALI URBAN POETRY: A DEBILITATING CARRYOVER IN TRANSITIONAL VERBAL ART

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    Maxamed Daahir Afrax

    It may be of interest to students of comparative literature that, contrary to the universally accepted view that literature draws its imagery from the environment that has given rise to it, Somali modern poetry produced in an urban setting draws much of its imagery from the rural environment ? an established practice inherited from traditional poetry, but not without problems

  9. Cold Plums and the Old Men in the Water: Let Children Read and Write Great Poetry

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    Certo, Janine L.

    2004-01-01

    This article begins with a rationale for using "great" poems with children and the justification for linking the reading and writing of poetry. First, the author provides tips for teachers to use when selecting adult poems and offers a brief bibliography of classic poetry collections and anthologies appropriate for children. Next, suggestions for…

  10. Tradition and Modernity in 20th Century Chinese Poetry Center for East Asian Studies

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    Pratt, Vaughan

    Tradition and Modernity in 20th Century Chinese Poetry Rob Voigt Center for East Asian Studies centered around the uncomfort- able tensions between tradition and modernity. In this corpus study, we develop and auto- matically extract three features to show that the classical character of Chinese poetry

  11. The Impact of Using Music on Teaching English Poetry in Jordanian Universities

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    Hijazi, Dima; Al-natour, Amal

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this study is to investigate the impact of using music on teaching English Poetry in Jordanian universities on students' performance. The researchers followed the equivalent pre/post T test two group designs. To achieve the aim of the study, a pre/post-test was constructed to measure students' performance in English poetry. The…

  12. A review of "The Challenges of Orpheus: Lyric Poetry and Early Modern England" by Heather Dubrow

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    Hedley, Jane

    2009-01-01

    poetry, Heather Dubrow is surely the most flexibly-minded. Like her reviews 37 other three book-length studies of early modern poetry, Captive Vic- tors: Shakespeare?s Narrative Poems and Sonnets (1987), A Happier Eden: The Politics of Marriage...

  13. Poetry after Auschwitz: Emotion and culture in fictional representations of the holocaust

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    Caren S. Neile

    1997-01-01

    The German?Jewish thinker T. W. Adorno believed that ‘to write poetry after Auschwitz is barbaric’. In fact, the response of many survivors of the Nazi Holocaust has been the opposite of artistic expression: silence. This paper is concerned with the emotional undercurrent in the fiction of three Jewish writers who, defying Adorno's opprobrium, built international reputations through ‘poetry’ not only

  14. Donation of Library Materials to the University of Arizona Poetry Center

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    Wong, Pak Kin

    if the materials you would like to donate are already in the collection. As a small organization with limited spaceDonation of Library Materials to the University of Arizona Poetry Center Your interest in donating: Learn More Library Materials When considering making a donation of library materials to the Poetry

  15. The Role of Teaching Poetry in Developing Literacy in Greek Primary School: A Case Study

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    Aravani, Evagelia

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this case study is to examine the ways in which the systematic teaching of poetry reading at Greek primary school enhances children's interest in reading and helps develop their oral skills by enriching their vocabulary and creative thinking. The present poetry project was implemented at a Greek public kindergarten in Rethymno,…

  16. Chemistry, Poetry, and Artistic Illustration: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Teaching and Promoting Chemistry

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    Furlan, Ping Y.; Kitson, Herbert; Andes, Cynthia

    2007-01-01

    This article describes a successful interdisciplinary collaboration among chemistry, humanities and English faculty members, who utilized poetry and artistic illustration to help students learn, appreciate, and enjoy chemistry. Students taking general chemistry classes were introduced to poetry writing and museum-type poster preparation during one…

  17. Promotion of Critical and Creative Thinking Skills through the Teaching of Poetry

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    Maura Albert

    1985-01-01

    This curriculum project has developed gradually over the past fourteen years during which time I have been teaching in the public elementary schools. I have always loved poetry; therefore it seemed natural to make the reading of poetry a standard part of my curriculum even in my first years of teaching. As the years went by and my own increasing

  18. Chemistry, Poetry, and Artistic Illustration: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Teaching and Promoting Chemistry

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    Ping Y. Furlan; Herbert Kitson; Cynthia Andes

    2007-01-01

    This article describes a successful interdisciplinary collaboration among chemistry, humanities and English faculty members, who utilized poetry and artistic illustration to help students learn, appreciate, and enjoy chemistry. Students taking general chemistry classes were introduced to poetry writing and museum-type poster preparation during one class period. They were then encouraged to use their imagination and creativity to brainstorm and write

  19. The Other Tradition: Populist Perspectives on Teaching Poetry, as Published in "English Journal", 1912-2005

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    Faust, Mark; Dressman, Mark

    2009-01-01

    In 2005 we began a comprehensive review of every article published in "English Journal" on the topics of poetry and its teaching since its first issue in 1912. Did high school English teachers and college professors in 1914 or 1945 or 1963 see the teaching of poetry as we see it today? Did they have similar problems and concerns? Is the sense of…

  20. The Poem, the Reader and the Camera: Using Camcorders as Notebooks for the Study of Poetry

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    Hodges, Gabrielle Cliff

    2005-01-01

    This article explores the potential of using camcorders when studying poetry in secondary school English teaching. Drawing on the work of trainee teachers on a Secondary English and Drama Postgraduate Certificate in Education course in the UK, it argues that the process of representing poetry as moving image enables learners to deepen their…

  1. Constructing an Immersive Poetry Learning multimedia environment using ontology-based approach

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    Jui-Feng Weng; Shian-Shyong Tseng; Jun-Ming Su; Yuh-Jye Wang

    2008-01-01

    Chinese has a rise in popularity due to the spring up of the Chinese language education. In the poetry of the Tang Dynasty, there is a lot of information in the limited number of Chinese characters. Therefore, how to assist learners in understanding of the background story and emotional feature of poetry is a challenging issue. In this paper, to

  2. Poetry Performances and Academic Identity Negotiations in the Literacy Experiences of Seventh Grade Language Arts Students

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    Smith, Ann Marie

    2010-01-01

    This case study explores seventh grade students' experiences with writing and performing poetry. Teacher and student interviews along with class observations provide insight into how the teacher and students viewed spoken word poetry and identity. The researcher recommends practices for the teaching of critical literacy using spoken word and…

  3. Teachers' Conceptualisations of the Intuitive and the Intentional in Poetry Composition

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    Wilson, Anthony

    2010-01-01

    The status of poetry both in the writing curriculum and in wider popular culture is best described as mixed (Wilson, 2009). In spite of a strong post-war tradition of enthusiasm for the teaching of poetry writing, it is currently felt to be marginalised in the writing curriculum (Dymoke, 2007; Ofsted, 2007). This paper reports on the beliefs,…

  4. Exploring the possibilities of using poetry for enhancing language development of secondary school students

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    Zill-e-Huma Asif

    2005-01-01

    This small-scale action research explored the possibilities of using poetry for teaching English as second language. The study was based on the rationale that literature can be used as a resource for enhancing language development of students in our context. The assumptions were that poetry would stimulate students' interest and would create opportunities of using and learning language. The study

  5. "I Am the Book"--Deaf Poets' Views on Signed Poetry

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    Sutton-Spence, Rachel; de Quadros, Ronice Müller

    2014-01-01

    Despite research commenting on and analyzing signed poetry, there is little research exploring the aims and intentions of the signing poets. This paper considers the producers of signed poetry, rather than their products. Using material gathered from interviews with three established signing deaf poets, we consider what they hope to achieve when…

  6. iPoetry: Creating Space for New Literacies in the English Curriculum

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    Curwood, Jen Scott; Cowell, Lora Lee H.

    2011-01-01

    This article explores the use of digital poetry in a secondary English classroom and its implications for adolescents' multimodal composition and identity development. The authors--an English teacher and a library media specialist--collaborated over the course of three years to design, implement, and reiterate a digital poetry curriculum. Through…

  7. Infertility and Crisis: Self-Discovery and Healing through Poetry Writing.

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    Barney, Anne

    1992-01-01

    Offers a personal narrative on how the author's own poetry helped her cope with the crisis of infertility, serving as a tool for self-discovery and healing. Suggests that specific advantages of poetry writing within the context of psychotherapy include problem solving; expression of feelings; insight; couple communication; and individual and…

  8. Once on the fringes, poetry slams have firmly entered the mainstream, and an early pioneer expresses concern

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    Grinnell, Max

    2009-06-05

    Is Slam in Danger of Going Soft? http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/03/books/03slam.html?hpSlam's new round: The founder of the poetry slam issues two books to renew the genrehttp://chicago.timeout.com/articles/books/74004/marc-smith-of-uptown-poetry-slamObama Hosts White House Poetry Nighthttp://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=104079608Poetry Slam, Inc.http://www.poetryslam.com/The Poetry Foundation: Chicago Poetry Walking Tour [iTunes]http://www.poetryfoundation.org/gallery/walking-tours/chicago/Green Mill Cocktail Loungehttp://www.greenmilljazz.com/While the exact origins of the poetry slam are hard to pin down, some might point to the northwest corner of Broadway and Lawrence Avenues in Chicago's Uptown neighborhood. Here, hidden by a dazzling neon sign, is the Green Mill Cocktail Lounge where poetry slammer Marc Kelly Smith fused various elements of spoken word performances, poetry, and a touch of Tom Waits into what is now called a poetry slam. 25 years later, Smith is concerned about the future of poetry slams, noting in a recent interview in the New York Times, "Now there's an audience, and people just want to write what the last guy wrote so they can get their face on TV." This unique art form has certainly flourished over the past several decades, and poetry slams have been organized from the Ozarks to Reunion Island. Others still remain ambivalent about such events, including literary critic and scholar Harold Bloom who once called poetry slamming "the death of art." Despite being co-opted by some in the mainstream media, Smith maintains that the poetry slam can retain its unique qualities and its subversive form of social commentary. The first link will take visitors to a news story from this Tuesday's New York Times on Smith and the world of poetry slams. The second link will lead interested parties to a recent article from Time Out Chicago that talks about Smith's two recent books on the subject of poetry slams. Moving on, the third link leads to an NPR news feature on the recent poetry night held at the White House. The fourth link leads to the homepage of Poetry Slam, Inc., which is the organization charged with overseeing the international coalition of poetry slams. The fifth link leads to an excellent audio walking tour of important poetry sites in Chicago, created by the Poetry Foundation. Finally, for those who might be in or around Chicago soon, the final link leads to the homepage of the Green Mill Cocktail Lounge, where Smith and his band do their thing every Sunday night.

  9. Using Poetry to Teach about Minerals in Earth Science Class

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    2004-01-01

    This article describes how a high school earth science teacher and a college education professor team-taught a lesson to ninth graders on using poetry to learn about minerals. The professor, a geologist, shared an electronic slide show of poems she had composed about gem minerals that incorporated physical properties, formation, uses, and other information. After instruction, students researched a mineral of choice and wrote poems that contained facts and a personal reaction to the mineral. Some students reported difficulties in finding words to express their ideas in rhyme, but expressed satifaction in the sense of accomplishment in producing a scientific poem.

  10. Focus on Young Film Makers: Student Film Making--Types and Techniques.

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    Putsch, Henry E.

    1968-01-01

    Brief descriptions of 10 styles of student film making include references to specific films employing the techniques. The styles of film making listed are animation, pixillation animation, collage, draw-on, documentary, bio-documentary, story line, impressionistic, commercials, and the school film. Directions for submitting films to the Young Film

  11. Computer animation in mathematics, science and art

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    Max, N.L.

    1989-01-01

    At the conference whose proceedings make up this volume, my presentation consisted of a collection of excerpts from computer animated films. Since I showed only my own films, a description of my personal experiences in computer animation seems appropriate for this paper, with indications of the films shown at the conference, and where they can be obtained.

  12. Teaching animation in computer science

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    Frutuoso G. M. Silva

    2009-01-01

    In the last four years, we have been using Blender software to support the Animation course for computer science students. In particular to support the lab classes and to develop a practical project, i.e. a short 3D animation film. The use of a modelling and animation software helps students to understand how it works in practice the several mathematics and

  13. Film-Recital and French Poems; Cultural Commentary.

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    Nostrand, Howard L.; And Others

    Twenty chapters of commentary on the filmed poetry recitation of Pierre Viala concentrate on developing insight into the cultural and social background of French language and literature. Suggestions for teaching the poems are followed by discussion of possible elements of a plan for teaching a poem and remarks about a "backward build-up" technique…

  14. "I am the book"--Deaf poets' views on signed poetry.

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    Sutton-Spence, Rachel; de Quadros, Ronice Müller

    2014-10-01

    Despite research commenting on and analyzing signed poetry, there is little research exploring the aims and intentions of the signing poets. This paper considers the producers of signed poetry, rather than their products. Using material gathered from interviews with three established signing deaf poets, we consider what they hope to achieve when they perform their poetry, including who they aim their work at, and how their perceived audiences influence their performances. This allows us to understand more clearly what challenges audiences face when trying to understand the poetry and how the poets can help audiences meet those challenges. We find that signing poets understand how deaf audiences have been conditioned to respond to poetry, and create connections between themselves and deaf audiences by using the shared specific cultural and linguistic experiences of deaf people. Although deaf audiences are their ultimate preferred audiences, poets welcome hearing audiences, especially if their engagement with the poetry leads to increased understanding of Deaf culture or encourages them to learn sign language. The close, embodied relationship between the poet, poem, and audience makes them inseparable. Written poetry may be abstracted and contained in a book; in contrast, the signing poet is, in effect, the book. PMID:25100082

  15. Finding the Words to Say It: The Healing Power of Poetry.

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    Carroll, Robert

    2005-06-01

    My purpose in this paper is to help you experience for yourself the potential of poetry to heal by feeling its power through your own voice. Many people have an intuitive sense that voice in general and poetry in particular can be healing. We have all experienced the comfort of soothing words. Finding the words to articulate a traumatic experience can bring relief. A letter between friends who are fighting can heal a relational wound. People are frequently moved to write a poem in times of extremity. In mainstream culture there are subjects that are not talked about. They are taboo. For example, each of us is going to die, but we do not talk about dying. We are all in the dialogue of illness, death and dying, whether or not we are talking about it. Poetry gives us ways to talk about it. Multiple ways of utilizing poetry for healing, growth and transformation will be presented including the Poetry and Brain Cancer project at UCLA. Particular attention will be given to issues of Palliative care. The reader will be directed to the scientific evidence of the efficacy of utilizing expressive writing. The developing professional field of Poetry Therapy, and The National Association for Poetry Therapy will be discussed. PMID:15937556

  16. Animal Cell Meiosis Animation

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    2010-01-01

    Meiosis is important in assuring genetic diversity in sexual reproduction. Use this interactive animation to follow Meiosis I (reduction division) and Meiosis II in a continuous sequence or stop at any stage and review critical events.

  17. A Poetry of Mysticism: Solomon Ibn Gabirol, Maulana Jalaluddin Rumi, and Rainer Maria Rilke

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    Bruce Ross

    \\u000a Ibn Gabirol (c.1021–c.1058), Rumi (1207–1273), and Rilke (1875–1926) each produced poetry that reflected what might be called\\u000a mysticism. Some of the poetry of Ibn Gabirol and Rumi has in fact been incorporated for liturgical and devotional purposes.\\u000a Rilke’s poetry, reflecting the challenges of the modern world, has been interpreted and alluded to by many artists, writers,\\u000a and musicians. Ibn Gabirol

  18. The Linear Model Research on Tibetan Six-Character Poetry's Respiratory Signal

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    Yonghong, Li; Yangrui, Yang; Lei, Guo; Hongzhi, Yu

    In this paper, we studied the Tibetan six-character pomes' respiratory signal during reading from the perspective of the physiological. Main contents include: 1) Selected 40 representative Tibetan six-character and four lines pomes from ldquo; The Love-songs of 6th Dalai Lama Tshang•yangGya•tsho ", and recorded speech sounds, voice and respiratory signals; 2) Designed a set of respiratory signal parameters for the study of poetry; 3) Extracted the relevant parameters of poetry respiratory signal by using the well-established respiratory signal processing platform; 4) Studied the type of breathing pattern, established the linear model of poetry respiratory signal.

  19. Creation of Computer Animation from Story Descriptions

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    Kahn, Kenneth Michael

    1979-08-01

    This report describes a computer system that creates simple computer animation in response to high-level, vague, and incomplete descriptions of films. It makes its films by collecting and evaluating suggestions from ...

  20. Books on Film and Filmmaking.

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    Ruth, Deborah D.

    This annotated bibliography of books on film and filmmaking contains references on materials related to animation production, general reference materials, student film production, film study, experimental film, critics and directors, sources of funds for filmmaking, local resources, periodicals for filmmaking classes, sources of free films, and…

  1. Physics for Animation Artists

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    Chai, David; Garcia, Alejandro L.

    2011-11-01

    Animation has become enormously popular in feature films, television, and video games. Art departments and film schools at universities as well as animation programs at high schools have expanded in recent years to meet the growing demands for animation artists. Professional animators identify the technological facet as the most rapidly advancing (and now indispensable) component of their industry. Art students are keenly aware of these trends and understand that their future careers require them to have a broader exposure to science than in the past. Unfortunately, at present there is little overlap between art and science in the typical high school or college curriculum. This article describes our experience in bridging this gap at San Jose State University, with the hope that readers will find ideas that can be used in their own schools.

  2. swinburne.edu.au Film andTelevision

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    Liley, David

    at the Pre-Cannes Film Festival.' Nicole Bachelor of Film and Television Winner, Best Tertiary Animation of Media (ATOM) Awards. The film is a chalkboard stop-motion animation about an aspiring geisha, Kiyomi Bachelor of Film and Television (Animation) provides a broad understanding of film in all genres

  3. Math and Metaphor: Using Poetry to Teach College Mathematics

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    Bahls, Patrick, 1975-

    2012-09-07

    For young people, mathematics can be terribly frightening, boring, or confusing. It can be hard to break through to individuals who may have had a difficult first experience with the subject. That's why Professor Patrick Bahls of the University of North Carolina, Asheville decided to try something a bit different. In the fall of 2007, he began to have math students write short poems offering some insight into their experiences with mathematics. The results were quite intriguing, and his article on what he learned is well worth a read. In this 15-page article, he shares experiences from the classroom, several of his students' poems, and information on how metaphors can be used to assist with the process. For those people actively involved with teaching math, this article is quite a find. The work is rounded out by the survey questions that he used with students to have them reflect on the process of writing poetry.

  4. Phobias in Poetry: Coleridge?s Ancient Mariner

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    Singh, Satendra; Khetarpal, Abha

    2012-01-01

    The Rime of the Ancient Mariner was written by Coleridge and is a classic poetry about retribution, punishment, guilt, and curse. Religious beliefs and delusions can arise from neurologic lesions and anomalous experiences, suggesting that at least some religious beliefs can be pathological. Looking at the poem through the psychiatric and psychological domain, the symbolism, the narration and the entire setting of the poem represents Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Mariner?s reactions are beautifully portrayed from the psychoanalytic point of view and the literary piece shows claustrophobia, stygiophobia, dikephobia, and poinephobia. The mental stress of a person under a crisis situation has remarkably been evoked in this poem. This incredible piece of art expresses how the realization of divine love within oneself has the power to heal pain and suffer. PMID:23162202

  5. Medical humanism in the poetry of Raymond Carver.

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    Kleppe, Sandra Lee

    2006-01-01

    There is an analogy between a scientific approach to medicine in which the patient ultimately becomes an object of study rather than a whole person, and a post/modern aesthetic in literature in which the subject has little or no agency in a chaotic linguistic universe. Raymond Carver died of cancer in 1988, and in both his pre- and post-diagnostic poetry there is humanistic lyricism that contributes to re-establishing empathic bonds between readers and characters, and to re-humanizing the patient as a whole person in the context of contemporary health institutions. Close readings of poems with descriptions of the autopsy room and of patient-doctor relations bring out the medical humanism in Carver's verse. PMID:16575544

  6. The National Association for Poetry Therapy 30th anniversary celebration: Voices and visions

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    Peggy Osna Heller; Sherry Reiter; Norma Leedy; Nicholas Mazza; George Bell; Stephen J. Rojcewicz; Perie Longo; Diane Allerdyce; Barbara Bethea

    2011-01-01

    A convocation of voices is assembled in this article, chronicling the development of the National Association for Poetry Therapy as the creative arts organization that represents those who apply poetic literature for artistic expression, personal growth, and therapeutic purposes.

  7. 21F.044 Traditional Chinese Literature: Poetry, Fiction and Drama, Fall 2002

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    Anonymous

    Introduction to some of the major genres of traditional Chinese poetry, fiction, and drama. Intended to give students a basic understanding of the central features of traditional Chinese literary genres, as well as to ...

  8. 21F.044 Traditional Chinese Literature: Poetry, Fiction, and Drama, Spring 2007

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    Faculty, Foreign Languages and Literatures Department

    This course is an introduction to some of the major genres of traditional Chinese poetry, fiction, and drama. Intended to give students a basic understanding of the central features of traditional Chinese literary genres, ...

  9. Incohat Ismene: The Dream Narrative as a Mode of Female Discourse in Epic Poetry*

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    Scioli, Emma

    2010-04-01

    This article examines Ismene's nightmare in book 8 of Statius's Thebaid by contextualizing it within the epic's narrative, comparing it with the dream narrations of other female characters in epic poetry, and aligning it with other typically female...

  10. Poetry as a Means for the Structuring of a Social Environment

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    Gomringer, Eugen

    1976-01-01

    Reviews the interrelationships between concrete poetry, industrial design and the plastic arts over the past fifteen years to illustrate the sort of team work necessary if poets are to have an active voice in our contemporary society. (Author/HOD)

  11. The City\\/Country Dialectics in the Poetry of Eliot and Al-Sayyab

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    Saddik M. Gohar

    2008-01-01

    The paper critically examines the city\\/country narratives in the poetry of the Iraqi poet, Badr Shaker Al-Sayyab and T.S. Eliot in order to explore the Arab poet's attempt to integrate western modernism into the Arabic poetic canon. The paper argues that in Al- Sayyab's poetry, Eliot's urban modernism is appropriated to articulate social and political issues integral to the Arab

  12. Engaging T.S. Eliot's City Narratives in The Poetry Badr Shaker Al-Sayyab

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    Saddik M. Gohar

    The paper critically examines the city\\/country narratives in the poetry of the Iraqi poet, Badr Shaker Al-Sayyab and T.S. Eliot in order to explore the Arab poet's attempt to integrate western modernism into the Arabic poetic canon. The paper argues that in Al-Sayyab's poetry, Eliot's urban modernism is appropriated to articulate social and political issues integral to the Arab world

  13. A Review of "Poetry and Parental Bereavement in Early Modern Lutheran Germany" by Anna Linton

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    Boettcher, Susan R.

    2009-01-01

    204 seventeenth-century news Anna Linton. Poetry and Parental Bereavement in Early Modern Lutheran Germany. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008. xvi + 319 pp. $110.00. Review by susan r. boettcher, university of texas at austin. Anna Linton... among Lutheran authors in early modern Germany. As sources, she uses sixteenth- and seventeenth-century commemorative poetry, books of consolation, and funeral publications found at the Herzog August Bibliothek in Wolfenb...

  14. May I offer you a drink? sex and sexual subtexts in Frank O'Hara's poetry.

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    Heep, H

    1995-01-01

    Traditional scholarship deliberately avoids homosexism, a scholarly approach offering the opportunity for a homosexual reading, in Frank O'Hara's poetry. As a member of the New York City Movement, O'Hara breaks with conventional poetic and social conventions, discussing homosexuality as a natural form of social interaction. This essay, by way of an intrinsic approach, closely examines homosexual subtexts in his poetry in general, and in the poem "A Step Away From Them" in particular. PMID:8907599

  15. The legitimacy and modernity of Chinese traditional poetry and lyrics in the 20 th century

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    Youkang Chen

    2009-01-01

    For a long time, the legitimacy of Chinese traditional poetry and lyrics has been suspected, denied or suspended. Therefore,\\u000a it was deserted by literature studies and literature history writing. Accordingly, it caused a man-made barrier to this part\\u000a of literature resources. Some researchers have doubted and denied the legitimacy of traditional poetry and lyrics and some\\u000a paid no attention to

  16. Shiyi and tiwu —On the artistic description tradition of Chinese classical poetry

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    Jingtai Han

    2009-01-01

    This paper systematically surveys the shared artistic issues that arose in both poetry criticism and creative practice in\\u000a the Wei, Jin and the Northern and Southern dynasties and continued through the Tang and Song dynasties and up to the present\\u000a time. In this way the long-standing artistic tradition of tiwu ?? (embodying objects) in Chinese classic poetry, which has long

  17. The Idea of Observation at Key West, or, Systems Theory, Poetry, and Form Beyond Formalism

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    Cary Wolfe

    2008-01-01

    When he died, Niklas Luhmann left behind scattered notes on a project on “Poetry and Social Theory.” Central to Luhmann’s understanding of the specificity of poetry is his well-known articulation of the autopoietic closure and difference of psychic systems and social systems, consciousness and communication, each operating by means of self-reference and recursivity. It is within the context of this

  18. "Límites y espejo": Linguistic Self–Consciousness in the Poetry of Vicente Aleixandre

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    Mayhew, Jonathan

    1990-01-01

    questioning of language. In his profession of the primacy of expe rience over words, Aleixandre aligns himself with one of the cen tral currents of poetry since romanticism, the tradition that views language as an inherently defective system of signs..."Limites y espejo": Linguistic Self-Consciousness in the Poetry of Vicente Aleixandre % Jonathan Mayhew The image of Vicente Aleixandre as a relatively unsophisticated creator has been remarkably tenacious. No one has called into question his...

  19. CONTEMPORARY ARABIC READERS--V. MODERN ARABIC POETRY, PART 1. TEXTS.

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    MCCARUS, ERNEST N.; AND OTHERS

    THIS TWO-PART VOLUME IS THE FINAL IN A SERIES OF INTERMEDIATE-LEVEL READERS--"VOLUME I-NEWSPAPER ARABIC,""VOLUME II-ARABIC ESSAYS,""VOLUME III-FORMAL ARABIC," AND "VOLUME IV-SHORT STORIES"--DESIGNED FOR USE AS A SERIES OR INDEPENDENTLY OF EACH OTHER. THE INTRODUCTION TO THIS BOOK ("POETRY, PART 1") OUTLINES TRENDS IN ARABIC POETRY, INCLUDING THE…

  20. Poetry for the uninitiated: Dannie Abse's "X-Ray" in an undergraduate medicine and literature class.

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    Shigley, Sally Bishop

    2013-12-01

    I recently taught an upper-division Honors class in Medicine and Literature with students ranging from a pre-physician's assistant student and nursing student to English, French, History, and Technical Writing majors. The common thread connecting these students initially was their self-described fear of and helplessness with poetry. However, as the semester drew to a close, their class discussion and journals revealed not only increased comfort with poetry but also a preference for it. The information and insight they got from poetry, they said, were the reason they took a medical humanities course in the first place and commented that the poetry we read provoked more substantial "medicine and literature" discussions than prose. Poetry provides a good starting place to analyze complex human relationships, and the focus on language and form levels the intellectual playing field: students are all unfamiliar with how to do it and are learning a new skill together. This could be accomplished, of course, with a literary short story, but for the diverse population of students in this class, the brevity of poetry made it all the more appealing. PMID:23982813