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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