Children's Poetry Essay by kris10

Children's Poetry
An overview of poetic genres in children's poetry and how children relate/react to poetry.
# 45415 | 960 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Oct 27, 2003 in Literature (Children) , Literature (Poetry)

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This paper looks at how poetry is a useful form of literature for children, intellectually and emotionally. It discusses the creative use of language, which is specialized to stimulate the imagination and arouse feelings of readers, especially children.

From the Paper:

"Narrative poetry evokes emotions that represent the mood or feeling of the work, rather than that of the poet. This type of poetry was often used orally to relate new or events to others and in written form it is read like a story. Although some narrative poems (such as epics and romances) are too sophisticated for young readers, ballads are an appropriate form for this age level. Originally designed for an illiterate people, ballads are easily remembered and adaptable for singing or recitation. Although some ballads are ancient and difficult for children to relate to, "old ballads do serve to transport children to a more primitive past, to wilderness, to feudalism, to a time quite different from their own, yet not without flavorsome, musical, language." The appeal of these ballads is often in the use of language, which evokes a mood or emotions."

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