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Poetry and the ImaginationKassandra SamsENG/295October 29, 2018Karen Lawler
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Poetry and the ImaginationImagination is an important part of childhood. Poetry can help to develop a child’s imagination and introduce them to a whole new world. According to Kiefer & Tyson (2014), “Because children are visually minded, they respond readily to the picture-making quality of poetry” (pg. 171). When reading a poem like All but Blind, children can picture all the animals that are present in the poem; the mole grabbing for worms, a bat flying through the sky, and an owl perched in a barn hooting away. While reading this poem one can see that these are things someone may not notice in life and having the realization that one’s self may come unnoticed by others just like the mole or the bat. The way a poet uses certain words help to stimulate imagination in children. There are many poems that are not very long, so the poet must use a creative approach when choosing the wording of a poem. Kiefer & Tyson (2014) state that “every word must be made to convey the meaning of the poem. Poets do this by comparing two
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