Teaching Lyric Poetry: An Approach through Genre


A genre approach to teaching lyric poetry is the subject of this essay. Part one of the essay contains a discussion and critique of genre theory as it relates specifically to the use of genre as a framework to teach poetry. Part two examines the various ways lyric genre has been defined in literary theory and tries to offer a polyphonic range of perspectives about lyric genre’s most prominent characteristics. The final section suggests a sample lesson plan and student-centered activities intended to strengthen student’s understanding of lyric poetry.

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