Welcome to the Poets’ Corner.
This is the section of our ELT e-Reading Group devoted to poetry.
We would like to invite all our members to use this space to post here your favourite poems, poems that are special for you and/or that you particularly enjoy and which you would like to share with all of us.
The only thing you have to do is to choose a poem and post the text here with the bibliographical reference. If you copy it from a website, please do provide the website address.
Unfortunately, for legal reasons our choices are limited to poems that are no longer under copyright protection. If you would like to post a poem from a contemporary writer, please make sure you have a written permission to do so.
We are all invited to read the poems and comment on them or simply enjoy reading them.
We would very much encourage your personal response to the poems posted here. How does the poem touch you? What echoes, messages, feeling and reactions has it brought to you? How do you connect it with other poems, stories or texts you have already read
Another possible approach to poetry is to look at the writing technique employed by the poet. It can be a very illuminating and enriching experience as well, as you can try to ‘see how the writing has been put together and the pitch it makes for a reader's attention. How successfully does the writer invent, sustain, and make the reader inhabit an imaginative space? How successfully are other technical aspects of writing deployed: imagery, metaphor, formal styles, point of view, narrative voice, consciousness, characterisation, scene setting, use of dialogue, the rhythm of dialogue and narrative, narrative pace and tension, structural devices?’
Please, also feel free to post your poems - teachers can also be poets :)
Looking forward to a new time full of poetry here in the reading group.
Cheers - Chris
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