Notes on poetry and mass media

Scope and Content

Notes on poetry and mass media: reasons to study poetry, extract from TS Eliot 'On Poetry and Poets', methods pf presentation, words and music, examining and analysing poetry ('doing a poem'), examples of poetry form various authors, poetry and children, writing poems, with examples ('The Mongol' and others), creative powers of children, satire, teaching poetry, extract from Ted Hughes, 'Poetry in the Making', Stevie Smith's 'Not waving but Drowning', types of poetry, examples of children's original poems, studying literature at university, enjoyment of literature, outline for talk on mass media, advertising, television, extract from The Times re speech by Keith Joseph on 'remoralisation' and return to civilised values, 1974; quotes from newspapers, considerations on film and pop music