Experiencing English through poetry : an integrated approach for EFL in China

  • Keping Wang

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


Like any other genre of literature, poetry straddles
two provinces. It can be considered to be one of the
arts or one of the humanities. When viewed as the
former, it consists essentially of a piece of verbal
art. When regarded as the latter, it is the expression
of human values and experiences.
Taking into account a real EFL situation in China, this
field study is intended to offer an integrated approach
for experiencing English through poetry.
This approach is actually a mixture, a combination of
two parental models - the linguistic and critical.
Since its key objective is to assist Chinese EFL
students to advance their target language performance,
it will inevitably focus on investigating the operation
of language in various literacy communication components,
such as lexical choice, placement, polysemy, and association
in a poetic context. Nevertheless, it will also
attempt to helpĀ· the students develop their literary
appreciation by reading poetry with critical scrutiny
of the message it aims to convey.
Date of Award1983
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Canberra College of Advanced Education

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