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Expanding Vision: Teaching Haiku

by Matthew A. Cheney

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Expanding Vision: Teaching Haiku

Grades 8 – 12
Type Journal
Published January 2002
Publisher National Council of Teachers of English

 

Description  

According to Matthew Cheney, "English teachers have often been enemies of poetry-killing all beauty and pleasure with our precise dissections of symbols, themes, images, devices-but no poetic form has suffered worse mistreatment in our hands than haiku. Despite common misconceptions about haiku, there is a lively and vibrant haiku community throughout the United States and many other countries." Read this article for further discussion on the use of haiku in your own classroom.

 

Cheney, Matthew. "Expanding Vision: Teaching Haiku." English Journal 91.3 (January 2000): 79-83.

 

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