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Poems for Improving English Language Learning

By Tlb

Poetry for Improving English Language Learning

National Poetry Month Display @ Forest Hills (Photo credit: mySAPL)

English can be learned in variously hundreds of ways. We have named a few many methods on the past posted articles and now, we’re going to name another. And for a person who wants to improve his skills in learning English, poems are very good options.

There are various advantages in taking poems as your method for learning English. Aside from choosing to learn English abroad and going to a comprehensive learning at language schools, taking poems as a learning method is effective in improving our English skills.

In fact, according to a language site, poems are authentic texts. This is a great motivator. Poems, according to a source, are often rich in cultural references, and they present a wide range of learning opportunities. For some language learners, English can be effectively learned through poetry, but it’s not necessarily that you need to learn poetry in itself. You don’t need to be a literature expert to learn English, you know.

In language schools, poems are often taught by language teachers by using the tried and tested activities as mentioned below:

  • Communicative speaking activities
  • Working on pronunciation
  • Writing activities

Here is an example of a poem which is a good illustration for English learning.

The Tiger

Tiger, tiger, burning bright
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

In what distant deeps or skies
Burnt the fire of thine eyes?
On what wings dare he aspire?
What the hand dare seize the fire?

And what shoulder and what art
Could twist the sinews of thy heart?
And when thy heart began to beat,
What dread hand and what dread feet?

So if you are interested to know more about the various methods used to learning English, explore more about our site.

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