Today I would like to talk about poetry. Could it be useful in an EFL class? As usual, I try to imagine some activities that involve the use of different digital tools.
At the following link you can find some great definitions (I made the above word cloud from some of these definitions using Tagul):
Why study poetry in an ESL classroom?
Poetry can help you reach many goals. Take a look at the following map I created with Cacoo:
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Some links about the different kinds of poetry
Different types of poetry:
Examples of different types of poetry:
Forms of poetry:
What about writing a poem?
Watch the video
Where to begin? Have a look at this diagram I made with Cacoo.
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Some more tips
Some useful figures of speech:
Magnetic Poetry is a funny tool to write poems. You have to choose some words to create your masterpiece! Try it! Watch my example at the following link:
You could also make a poetry magazine where you could collect all your poems! Joomag is a great web tool.
Have a look at my example by clicking on the picture below:
"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words."