Through The Eyes Of A Child By Donna E. Norton

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The main objectives in chapter 8 of Through the Eyes of a Child by Donna E. Norton are rhythmic patterns of language and teaching with poetry. Under the first main objective the chapter coved value of poetry for children. Poetry playa very important role in educating children because they bring and learn new understanding of the world they live in. Children share feelings, experiences, and visions with others through poetry. Poetry has so many values, but I will only mention some to get the idea of the value of poetry in our world today. Poetry brings enjoyment to the children when they hear and share nonsense poems. For example, Mother Goose rhymes and tongue twisters, (Norton 311). Another value is that it educated children and teach…show more content…
The word rhythm came from the Greek word rhythmos, which means “to flow.” Rhythm in poetry means the movement of words when expressing feelings in a poem. It also means the long and short patterns of a poem through stressed and unstressed syllables. Rhythm are used to entertain the readers when hearing the pattern of words, highlight specific words, create dramatic effects, and are used to suggest moods. Rhyme and other sounds patters the very big effect that children get when writing, reading, or listening to poems. “They are what make the poem pleasurable. Many beloved traditional poems for children—such as Edward Lear’s “The Owl and the Pussy –Cat”—use rhyme schemes” (Norton 316). Repetition means the repetition of words, phrases, lines, and whole verses to enrich or emphasize them in a poem. The Imagery element of poetry is what encourages children see, hear, feel, taste, smell, and touch the words used by those who write any types of poems (Norton 317). Shape, on the other hand, is the picture of the poem or what it’s describing. Word division, line division, punctuation, and capitalization are all used to shape the poem and make it have the most beautiful

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