A meaningful approach to poetry: Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson

Author: Aldo Mauricio Ibaceta Peña 

Year: 2009 

Title: A meaningful approach to poetry: Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson 


Summary: This study explores the importance and benefits of teaching poetry in the EFL classroom in order to apply them in a course proposal. This course consists on students’ careful learning, reading, and discussing of ideas in the context of 19th century American poets Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson. For all these purposes, students will have the chance to study and work on the main concepts of poetry as well as socio-cultural background that involve both authors’ main works Leaves of Grass and Selected Poems, respectively. 


Key words: Dickinson, Whitman, poetry, poems, literature 

Library barcode: IBA 811.9