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Children's Interests in Poetry

by Miriam Blanton Huber - 1926

THE obligation of the school to help the child interpret his environment for practical living is unquestioned. Do we not have also an obligation to help him to a realization of things of the spirit and imagination? For the majority of children this experience must come through the school. In poetry—the most accessible of the arts—the teacher has her opportunity. Poetry gives us delight as t carries us along with its rhythmic swing and enables us to walk with high hearts. But to do this, there must be a conception of poetry other than "gushes of harmonious words about cliffs and seas and moons"; it must be poetry that catches the vivid actuality of experience, the quality of living.

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 28 Number 2, 1926, p. 93-104
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 5841, Date Accessed: 9/30/2020 1:59:24 PM

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