Should teenagers be taught how to write poetry?

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Do you think that poem writing requires skill?

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Re: Should teenagers be taught how to write poetry?

Post by Veronica75 » 29 Aug 2017, 20:44

Yes I was taught only the surface of how to write a poem
I will encourage teenagervto learn how to write poems

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Post by TheWriteAngel » 13 Oct 2017, 11:19

Yes, definitely. It can help them express and at their age considering all the things they're going through, poetry would be a very effective outlet.

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Post by sheilla the great » 12 Nov 2017, 00:59

Yeah they should be taught how to write poetry, that's where they get to know if they have the passion, and if they do, they get to be taught the necessary skills to poetry

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Post by Barbiedole » 28 Nov 2017, 20:14

Can one really be taught? You only learn the basics and terms. Writing comes from the inside.

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Post by Eve Rocha » 29 Nov 2017, 11:15

:techie-studyingbrown: Yes:techie-studyinggray:

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Post by janeelala » 01 Dec 2017, 19:06

Yes. Teenagers should be taught to write poetry but not to the extent of forcing them. I believe that becoming poetic is an inate talent which of course can be developed through the years. I think it can be taught as a form of release for teenagers who are having a hard time to connect with people.

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Post by mmartinez2671 » 06 Dec 2017, 19:40

Yes, teenages should be taught to write poetry, because it can help them comprehend,
expand and utilize their vocabulary. It's a form of art and expression they could use to communicate
without having to vocalize words when they don't feel like they can.
It sharpens the mind in my beliefs period.

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Post by bookreviewer_ » 09 Dec 2017, 01:58

As a teenager, I can say that not all of us are interested in these kind of “things”. However, for the teenagers who are willing to try out new experiences and new chapters in life, sill surely be interested in being taught how to write poetry. Poetry teaches us a variety of lessons, not just in life itself, but in ourselves as well. Problems come and go and most of the time, teenagers use extracurricular activities to forget, prevent sadness or to temporarily feel happiness. It affects us in every way, such as mentally, physically and even spiritually at times. Therefore, I think it’s important that teenagers learn poetry. For what I learned based on my experiences on workshops with other teens, poetry helps us let out our feelings from deep inside. We get to open up, and have a peace in our minds.

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Post by Mslady143 » 10 Dec 2017, 16:09

I think everyone should learn about poetry it's a form of expression in lyrics and paper sometimes poetry can be a way of sharing how you feel on paper or through physcial expressions why not teach our teengers positive writing

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Post by Insightsintobooks729 » 13 Dec 2017, 13:43

I think teenagers should be taught how to write poetry because it is a good way for them to express themselves.
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Post by joy parker » 16 Dec 2017, 02:42

Yes!! Because poetry is a large life expression and many people are living poetry! Poetry is going deep and giving a full view of human life.

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Post by Halfwaytoit » 21 Dec 2017, 00:41

My only hesitation is that it’s easy to dislike something you’re forced to do instead of encouraged to do. So I think the option should always be there (like in CW classes), but we shouldn’t make it mandatory like we do with reading list.

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Post by Umm_Zahra » 21 Dec 2017, 17:31

As with every skill - innate or learnt- the techniques of poetry writing can be taught to teenagers irrespective of whether they were born with the talent or not.

Teens are at an age when they are trying to identify themselves and their place in the world; feelings run riot. Poetry provides a good medium to express those feelings without the encumbrance of lengthy essays.

I have seen a student who through guided practice became good at writing poetry. She used it to vent her frustrations and glorify her joys. It's unlike visual arts. The skills that performing and creative art need can be learnt once one is committed to doing so.

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Post by CaitlinGonya » 23 Dec 2017, 11:13

I believe they should try. I believe everyone should try. Even if they think they aren't good, they can still say that they tried. That is the most important status in life.

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Post by official_arvie_12 » 26 Dec 2017, 00:34

a friend once told me that when writing a poem, there is no right or wrong grammar, you could only see the beauty of the poem when you express you emotions to it.

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