Thursday, April 03, 2008

YouTube and Poetry

YouTube is certainly visually entertaining. But, have you thought about how you could use it in a poetry class?

Try a search on Langston Hughes and his piece the Weary Blues. What you'll find are musicians performing music as well as readings of the piece. As most instructors and English students will tell you, poetry along with Shakespeare improve with the oral tradition. For this particular piece, set in hip-hop style, click here.

For fun, do a search on your favorite poet or author.

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