A Means to Culmination Poetry to Education
1Majed Msaad Hamdan,2Kadhim Dahwi Abbass
1,2Directorate General of Education of Kerbela,Ministry of Education of Iraq

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Poetry pedagogy is a postmodern educational revival that tends to utilize this genre in promoting the standard of education in many countries including USA, UK, Canada and Ireland. It emphasizes retrieving the role that poetry played, in line with other genres of literature, in keeping nations' traditions and history alongside with its role in developing students' informative capacities due to the pleasure it fosters in listeners and readers mixed with zealous feeling for better production and immediate and permanent reaction as far as its ascendency on all senses is concerned.

The present study explores the role of poetry in the above domain and demonstrates its ability in bypassing intellectual rigidity, idleness and the robotizing of the students that afflicted educational systems all over the world. It highlights that poetry is a double- edged sword in establishing a strong linguistic foundation, and its brevity appropriates people's occupations as far as intensity and abundance of meaning are concerned. The study also shows the role of poetry in deepening thinking and transforming it from extrinsic to intrinsic as well as promoting the standard of language in students concerning structure and vocabulary. In addition, texts of different themes indicate that the emotional interaction with poetry can repel monotony and consolidate interest and intensification. Moreover, the accompanying sense of enjoyment is not yet complete and satisfactory unless the covenant is consolidated by a sufficient teacher. Therefore, the present study describes the successful teacher intended to teach poetry and the way with which he tackles this activity.


pedagogy, poetry, permanent reaction, promotion, enjoyment, covenant.


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