Do you love poetry? If so, who influenced your love of it? For me, it was my father who first taught me that poetry could just mean–to him, it simply was.
Since poetry involves simile and metaphore, the words matter primarily as a gateway to the artist’s intent, or our own meaning. In that sense, is it unusual to use the meaning of poetry to encourage English language learning?
Read the article below, from TESOL Connections, to get ideas on using poetry with learners of English.
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