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Reem
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Using Poetry to Improve Your English
In my opinion, poetry is a great treasury for improving your English. As it helps to learn new words, idioms,expressions  and grammatical constructions, which you can use in speech later. And it also gives an opportunity to have a look at native alive language of brilliant poets and join in spirit of their time and epochs. So it is up to you to use poetry for improving your language through literature ;)

Do you agree with me? If you do, what is your favorite English poem and what have you learned from it?

If you would like to suggest some English poems to start with, please let me know :)
Feb 17, 2018 10:13 AM
Comments · 2

I understand where you are coming from, and you would think this is true, but having studied language for a long  time, I’ve never found this to be true. I love poems and songs in my second language, but the problem is that all languages are too massive in their size for poems and songs to teach you much. 


Once you reach a reasonable degree of fluency movies with no subtitles are far more helpful. 

February 17, 2018

Yes, I totally agree. I love especially 'The Raven' written by Edgar Allan Poe, 'The Highwayman' by Alfred Noyes, 'Do not go gentle into that good night' by Dylan Thomas, 'The Lady of Shallott' by Alfred Tennyson and 'Childe Roland to The Dark Tower Came' by Robert Browning. 

Here you have some beautiful musical/recited renditions of some of these masterpieces. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qI_PMcFnZZw 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nY3oMRLfArU 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BefliMlEzZ8


Cheers!

February 17, 2018
Reem
Language Skills
Arabic (Egyptian), English, French, Spanish
Learning Language
French