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What appeals to children songs and poetry

  1. 1. What appeals to childrenSongs and poems
  2. 2. • Most children preferred narrative poems over lyricpoems.• Limericks were the favoured poetic form; freeverse and haiku were not well liked.There was once a man from MarsWho liked to eat the stars.One day he ate twentyOh, man, was he funny.That silly man from Mars.• Carole Cox
  3. 3. • Children preferred poems that had pronouncedsound patterns of all kinds, but especiallyenjoyed poems that rhymed.
  4. 4. • Carl Sandburg "Was Ever a Dream A Drum?"Was ever a dream a drumor a drum a dream?Can a drummer drum a dreamor a dreamer dream a drum?The drum in a dreampounds loud to the dreamer.Now the moon tonight over Indianais a fire-drum of a phantom dreamer.Carl Sandburg in Hopkins, 1982Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/1819923
  5. 5. • Children preferred poemswith regular, distinctive rhythm.• Children liked humorous poems, poemsabout animals, and poems aboutenjoyable familiar experiences.
  6. 6. • Compact poems"ELEPHANT" by Barbara Juster EsbensenThe word is too heavyto lift ...ELEPHANTHe must have invented ithimself. This is a lumberinggray word the ears of itare huge and flap like loosewings a word withwrinkled knees and toeslike boxing gloves....Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/1819923
  7. 7. • Songs with short phrases and a large number ofrepetitions.• Action songs – song that calls formovements, participation and dances.
  8. 8. • Lullabies – relaxing and calming, emotionallyappealing to children.• Hush Little BabyHush little baby don’t say a wordMum’s gonna buy you a mockingbirdAnd if the mockingbird don’t singMum’s gonna buy you a diamond ring.
  9. 9. • Nursery Rhymes• Hickory, Dickory Dock• Humpty Dumpty• Three Blind Mice
  10. 10. References• http://ezinearticles.com/?Teachers---Poetry-For-Children---Characteristics-and-Examples&id=1819923• http://www.helium.com/items/1402579-what-makes-a-song-good• http://www2.nkfust.edu.tw/~emchen/CLit/poetry_types.htm• http://www.csmonitor.com/1996/0308/08111.html

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