The Poetic Experience

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Forms Of Literature: Poetry
Students are introduced to the basic poetic techniques and the endless variety of poetic forms and subjects poets have used over the centuries. The enormous possibilities of poetic expression are explored through works by cummings, Shakespeare, Edward Lear, Wordsworth, Millay, Donne, Corso, Dorothy Parker, Homer, Keats, Roethke, Hart Crane, Pound,…
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A selection of Frost's poems chosen to suit a perfect New England autumn day. Filmed in the beautiful farm country of Massachusetts.
SlamNation - Competing in the National Poetry Slam
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The Poetry Lounge - Understanding the Power of the Spoken Word
The Poetry Lounge: Self-Expression Through The Spoken Word is a free, multicultural open-forum for self-expression, inspiring young people to find their own voice and let it be heard. Hosted by award-winning Def Poets Shihan and Poetri, the "Lounge" has become the largest weekly open mic forum in the country, and…
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This award-winning documentary about poet, calligrapher and mystic Brion Gysin portrays the life and legacy of an artist who believed art could revolutionize human consciousness. This film chronicles Gysin's complex ideas and influence with some key counterculture figures, such as William Burroughs and Kurt Cobain.
Ten Years In An Open Necked Shirt
"In a vain attempt at bourgeois credibility, Lenny changed his name to John Cooper Clarke and under this title embarked on a poly-syllabic excursion through thrillsville U.K.. Yes it was be there or be square as, clad in the slum chic of the hipster, he issued the slang anthems of…
Reality Of Imagination: An Inquiry Into Human Creativity
Encourages the creative use of imagination and teaches how reason can organize dreams and fantasies into new forms of communication. Uses excerpts from music and literature to show how imagination can enable us to color and reshape our world and express our feelings about others.
Drama/Comedy
Comic drama draws on a lively repertoire of resources. This program discusses comedy-- its plot devices, stock characters, different forms, satiric goals and black humor--and illustrates its diversity with lively excerpts from Shakespeare, Kopit, Simon, Friedman, Goldsmith and Shaw.
Drama/Tragedy
After discussing the meaning of tragedy and tragic conflict, this program explores the major aspects of character and structure in tragic drama. The tragic world, tragic conflict and the tragic hero are illustrated and explored through selections from such great dramatists as Tennessee Williams, Chekhov, Ibsen, Shakespeare, O'Neill, Sophocles and…
Exploring The Novel: For Entertainment & Comprehension
Introduce students to the traditions of realism and romaticism. Dramatized selections illustrate such major elements as charaters, plot, setting, style, point of view and theme. Includes excerpts from the writings of Dickens, Salinger, Huxley, Hemingway, Austen, Joyce, Steinbeck, Kesey, Swift, Tolkien and others.
Exploring The Short Story - For Entertainment & Comprehension
Examines both the basic elements of the short story--character, plot and setting--and the more subtle aspects, including style, theme and point of view. Excerpts from stories by authors such as Dorothy Parker, Edgar Allan Poe and Jack London illustrate the concepts presented and enable students to see the author's thoughts…
Geoffrey Chaucer: Poet And Pilgrim
Through explanatory narrative, dramatized readings and medieval art, this program builds apprecication of "The Canterbury Tales" and a sense of 14th-century English life. On-location photography of the actual route followed by the Pilgrims, and of the great cathedrals of Canterbury, Salisbury and Winchester adds perspective to the poet's life.