Benefits of Using Poetry in Language Learning

Educational benefits of using poetry

Poetry could be used as a medium to teach language as it shows a path to teach basic language skills. Some of the educational benefits of using poetry are explained by Sarac:

Different viewpoint for language:

It broadens the seeing perspective of learner, as they begin to use language in a completely different way. The grammar used in poetry is different (it does not follow typical grammar rules) for example, incomplete sentences. The syntax is also different for example, in this verse “women and men both little and small; cared of anyone not at all” the structure of sentence does not follow typical grammar use. The vocabulary used is also different for example a word “no one” used in a poem does not belong to standard English vocabulary, but in the poem it gives the meaning poet wants to explain. A poet might use slangs and jargons in order to make his poetry more meaningful In this way learn

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The Two Sides Of Philosophy

Philosophy is anthropocentric because it uses man as the measure to understand the universe. In my opinion this does not necessarily have to be wrong.. Man has been created in the image of God and as such he is the crown of creation; unlike the otherwise mightier angels. However, a truthful philosophy is also theocentric, because one’s view of God determines every aspect of one’s life.

Philosophy, then, tries to understand the universe in the light of God’s and man’s character.. The true philosophy will keep God and man in balance, as the second great commandment is equal to the first. Corrupt philosophies either overemphasise one side or the other to various degrees, or compose dualisms of these various lopsidednesses; as if a man could walk on two crooked crutches!.

So deistic rationalism is too anthropocentric in that God is pictured as too transcendent to impart knowledge directly to us. In that case we are left to the devices of our own min

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Poetic Devices in Poetry

Poetry has emotion, imagery, significance, beauty, dignity, rhythm, sometimes rhyme, a different arrangement which can include inversion, and concreteness in its images.

One way to attain the qualities so essential to making words poetic is through the use of poetry devices. We won’t begin to cover all the known poetic devices or terms. Rather we’ll discuss and use some of the more commonly known and used ones.

Below are the more commonly used poetic devices and terms. Hopefully, with the examples given, everyone can better understand some of the ways to make poetry, well, more poetic. The examples used are my own poetry and are copyrighted in my name.

Poetry devices (a major sampling):

alliteration: the repetition of a beginning sound.

Rain reigns roughly through the day.

Raging anger from the sky

Partners prattle of tormented tears

From clouds wondering why

Lightning tears their souls apart

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Writing Poetry: How to Write a Poem That Will Engage Your Reader

Writing poetry can be as simple as a few well placed words that rhyme or it can be a complex arrangement of lines, stanzas, and rhyming patterns.

Poetry opens up an unlimited world of creative possibilities, and once you have a good understanding of the wide range of techniques and styles available, you can craft your own unique expression of life – a poem that will engage your reader.

An Overview of Poetry.

The history of poetry is as complex as the art form itself, and there have been many debates over the centuries over what constitutes a poem. The origins of poetry stem back to oral tradition, where a poem was used primarily for didactic and entertainment purposes in the form of a ballad. Shakespeare made the Sonnet famous – a poetic form that fuses together a delicate balance of both narrative and lyrical qualities. With the arrival of the printing press and the book, poetry became a highly respected literary style.

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Bob Ross Oil Painting Technique – Frequently Asked Questions

The following is a list of frequently asked questions about the BOB ROSS Oil Painting Technique and some instruction about the use and care of the materials.


This technique refers to the softening of hard edges and most visible brush strokes by blending the wet oil paint on the canvas with a clean, dry brush. In blending, an already painted area is brushed very lightly with criss-cross strokes or by gently tapping with the corner of the brush. This gives colors a soft and natural appearance. Not all oil paints are suitable for this technique – most are too soft and tend to smear. Only a thick, firm paint is suitable for this technique.


To mix paints to a marbled effect, place the different colored paints on the mixing area of your palette and use your palette knife to pick up and fold the paints together, then pull flat. Streaks of each color should be visible in the mixture. Do not over mix.

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Three Pivotal Figures in 20th Century Performing Arts

What makes the performing arts so special? While loosely, one might apply the term to any sort of presentation before an audience, critics have historically used the label to separate dance, music, and theater performance from the “static” visual arts. A painter, writer, or photographer can effectively transmit their work and their messages through time and even across significant cultural or linguistic barriers-preserving a moment, a vision, or an idea in a permanent medium. We get perhaps as close as we can to time traveling by looking at a Stieglitz photograph, some lines of Dante, or a cave-painting on an ancient wall, able to see (at least almost) the same thing that the creator did at the moment of inception or execution.

The performing arts, on the other hand, are time-limited. We can’t ever really know what a Shakespeare play was like for the audience, aside from a few well-preserved accounts, and are instead left confronting his plays more as a part

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Writing a Personal Philosophy and Mapping Your Goals

A desire without a plan is simply a wish, but a desire with a definite plan becomes the foundation for success. Coming up with a plan can be a daunting task. It starts with coming up with a personal philosophy on life and the things we value. How can you come up with any kind of plan, if you don’t have a vision of what you want to accomplish? Furthermore, how can you come up with a vision if you don’t know what kind of values and fundamentals you want to represent in that vision. The following describes a plan of ACTION that will assist you in coming up with a personal plan and philosophy to help guide your life.

Open up a Word document, Excel, Power Point, or simply pull out a note pad and pen (you have to write it out, its important). Write down what you value in life (love, happiness, compassion, honesty, etc). Now take those qualities and create a vision for yourself. Mentally paint a picture in your mind of what a future that embodies your VALUES and

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How to Evoke Imagery, Emotions and Ideas in Writing Poetry That Captures Your Readers Imagination

In the previous article, “How to Write Poems That Capture the Heart and Imagination of Your Readers”, we said that poems express ideas, experiences or emotions in a more concentrated form than ordinary articles, prose or speech. They can rhyme or be in a rhythmical composition of words. They are one of language’s most powerful forms of expression. So how can you write a poem that truly expounds what you want to say? Here are some key elements in composing and developing the poetic form. Follow these key steps to write a poem that will captures your emotions, ideas and experiences as heart-stirring word imagery.

Capture Imagery Ideas in Writing

Poems are about creating images in the mind of the reader. Use a variety of imagery ideas to like the following, to help you to accomplish this.

o Allusion – a form of indirect reference usually done in different phrases, lines or sentences

o Simile – is used to compare two or more thin

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An Analysis of the Music Industry: EDM Industry


When it comes to music, the world has a few EDM growth statistics that prove just how valuable music is to society. Music, more specifically EDM, or electronic dance music, has made quite the impact these past few years toward their target market and listeners all over the world. Just in the U.S. alone, there are several things that prove just how much the EDM market is starting to grow in the country. Here area few statistics that show the impact that electronic dance music has been having on the masses who listen to music every day.


In 2018, Billboard released a market statistic that proved the value and worth of the electronic dance music market. In this statistical statement, the company shows a 12-percent growth within one year where many changes took place with this musical revolution. EDM has since been incorporated in various genres and subgenres, though it has ma

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4 Benefits Of Painting Landscapes

1. Heightened appreciation

Painting landscapes gives you a heightened appreciation of the natural world. It enables you to see the world more closely and to understand it finer points and intricacies. Many people don’t fully appreciate the beauty of the natural world around them because they don’t take the time to look at it more closely. When you paint a landscape, you’re challenging yourself to inspect part of the natural world so you can effectively depict it in your painting. You have to see what the world around you is made up of.

2. Getting outdoors

Many landscape painters choose to practice plein air painting. This is simply the act of going outdoors and painting the world as you see it. Plein air painters explore the world around them to find a beautiful spot to paint. One of the reasons why so many artists enjoy plein air painting is because they get to be in the great outdoors surrounded by nature, as opposed to stuck in a stuffy stud

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