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Teaching Poetry: What Kinds of Poems Do Children Like?


A recent American survey conducted by Ann Terry and published by the National Council of Teachers of English was designed to:
1. Determine what kinds of poetry were most enjoyed by children aged 9 to 11 years.
2. Analyse this poetry, and other less popular kinds, in terms of the (i) form, (ii) content, (iii) poetic elements and (iv) year of composition.
3. Determine any relationships between the children's choices and factors like age and sex.

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