Abstract

This research paper examines the efficacy of the teaching strategies currently used in teaching English poetry at ten randomly selected Secondary Schools of Dang, Nepal. While the effective instruction of poetry depends on the selection and application of appropriate strategies, teachers and learners give less importance to such vitally important elements of poetry as visualization and auditory effect. Time constraints and mechanic exam pressure make lessons less effective. Spirit of inquiry is the elementary requirement for which teachers have to create the internal drive of the learners. Teaching poetry is an as fascinating job, as it is intriguing by diverse subtleties. Researcher used questionnaires and class observation to collect information. This article explores only three techniques: reading aloud, paraphrasing, and drawing the theme, teachers employ in teaching verse. Based on the theoretical ideas of Lazar (1993), Loughran, (2005), Jagoetal. (2011) Williams (2003), and Glancy (2002), it lays out ten useful techniques and methods in approaching a poem. The researcher gathered information using questionnaires and class observation using qualitative and quantitative techniques. He demonstrates how the application of ten strategies can be operational in facilitating the actual reading process. The discussion led to the conclusion that since poetry is a multilayered genre, its explication should start with a process that engages readers/students with the overall devices/features that inhere in the world of the verse itself. This article can be a significant supporting material to those teachers who have been teaching poetry and wish to experiment with some innovative techniques so that their students can find poetic experiences more rewarding and less frustrating.

How to Cite
PRASAD POKHAREL, Bishnu. Strategies for Teaching Poetry at Secondary Schools of Dang, Nepal. Global Journal of Human-Social Science Research, [S.l.], may 2020. ISSN 2249-460X. Available at: <https://socialscienceresearch.org/index.php/GJHSS/article/view/3182>. Date accessed: 06 june 2020.