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PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2005 12:31 pm 
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umm maybe they would like Keats? but most of them r hard I guess...how abt "La belle Dame Sans Merci"?
oh btw "The Road Not Taken" is for Robert Frost :)
I applied for UCAS too!! hehe good luck purplelettuce!

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Yay, big friendly scary Ucas team!

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'Jabberwocky' would be fun for an exploration of parts of speech and mutability of tone and message. There's some other fun stuff in Carrol too.

'Mornings Like This' is a book of 'found' poetry, sort of collage poetry, made from things like instruction manuals, by Annie Dillard

Emily Dickenson might appeal to the romantic nature of the age group. Her work is simple enough on the surface to be accessible, but has good depth for those who would appreciate that.

I'd probably go for some estatic poet as well, like Rumi or Rilke, because with this age group, you can really help them crack open their world, and that's always fun.


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use anything by the band Nirvana.. and they won't be bored lol

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ok well, i'm at school in SA obviously but on a british system...i'm 14.we did dulce eest decorum est last year. we did keats' 'to autumn' although i gotta admit, a lot of the studetns found that boring...umm the more popular ones and the ones i liked were:

diary of a churchmouse john betjeman (yes, childish, i know but part of the syllabus)

horses edwin muir (NB: not THE HORSES)

Stopping by Wood on a Snowy Evening robert frost

snake D.H Lawrence

Mid-Term Break Seamus Heaney

i hope it helps....actually all of these poems and more, including the rest of our IGCSE syllabus can be found in the book 'Touched by Fire' edited by Jack Hydes, i think....i never got the book

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hey that's the same book I studied! it's called Touched With Fire though :)

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yeah, it could well be..i was trying to remember if it was touched by fire or touched with fire....eh, i was close.like i said, i never got given the book....our english lit class was a disaster...we had 6 months for 2 books and 17 poems or whatever it was....needless to say, we didn;t finish the syllabus :lol:

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The suggestion of song lyrics keeps me circling back to lyrics as something that might have sparked my interest in poetry at that age. What if your students brought in their favorites, and you wandered around in lyrics for a bit? I imagine they would enjoy it. They will already be passionate about their favorite music.


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