Monday, June 06, 2016

Worth a Try?

English Teacher Re-Titles Classic Poems As Clickbait In Last-Ditch Effort To Trick Students Into Learning


Jeffrey Meyerson said...

I like it.

Don Coffin said...

The Gwendolyn Brooks poem is one of my favorites. I first saw it the summer that the Chicago Transit Authority was posting poems on the busses in spaces that usually had adds.

In high school, I participated in speech and debate, One of my speech events was poetry recital. I used Robert Frost (this poem) and Bob Dylan (selections from the "11 Outlined Epitaphs." Strangely enough, in 1963-65, a lot of people judging speech meets didn't think Dylan was a poet.

Also my favorite William Carlo Williams.

The Langston Hughes is a piece from a suite of poems, "Montage of a Dream Deferred." Which everyone should read.

Simon & Garfunkle did a job on the E.A. Robinson poem.

Wordsworth and I were never on the same page. Well, almost never. And this isn't one of the "together" bits.

And I always wanted to be brillig. Or to gyre and gimbel in the wabe.

Bill Crider said...

I was a big Wordsworth fan for many years. I had to memorize the daffodils poem in fifth grade. Maybe that's what made me a fan.

Deb said...

Well, the attempt was made....