He'll answer any hail or shout. Again I must remind you that A Dog's a Dog - A CAT'S A CAT.By Thomas Stearns EliotCombrink’s Eight Phases for Teaching Poetry:1.Before Revealing the TextThis is the stage for teaching poetry which is completed before the learners see the poem. It is a wayof introduction to the poem without reading through it yet. Firstly, difficult or unknown “vocabulary isexplained” and secondly, the educator will try and relate the poem to any “prior knowledge” thelearners have (Nieman, et al. 2004: 143). 2.First Reading of the PoemAfter going through some of the important aspects of the poem, without reading it, the educator willthen read through the poem with the learners as this will help them familiarise themselves with thetext. This is due to the fact that poems depend on their sound and therefore what it sounds like to thelearner will enhance their understanding of the meaning of the poem (Nieman, et al. 2004: 143). Oneshould reread the poem and allow time for the learners to discuss what they believe the poem to beabout. This will bring to life the figures of speech, rhyme and structure. 3.Allow Learners to Respond Individually to the Poem This is where each learner gets the opportunity to put their thoughts and feelings down onto paperabout the poem. Therefore they should decide what they think it was about, how it made them feeland if they understood it or not (Nieman, et al. 2004: 144). 4.Group Discussion about their ResponsesThis allows the learners to compare their responses with one another and the class. This lets theeducator decipher if they understood the poem and how to steer them in the correct direction interms of the most fitting meaning. 5.Developing and Structuring ResponsesThis is where the educator uses media to make the poem visual and more appealing to the learners.