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STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show to Student B)

1)

What comes to mind when you hear the word ‘poetry’?

2)

Do you like reading and listening to poetry?

3)

How do you think poetry first started?

4)

How is poetry different to other literary styles?

5)

What role does poetry play in your culture?

6)

What did you think of poetry when you studied it at school?

7)

"Poetry is a mirror which makes beautiful that which is distorted." ~ Percy Shelley. What do you think of Shelley’s quote?

8)

Do you think you’re good at writing poetry?

9)

The poet Robert Frost said: "A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom." Do you agree with him?

10)

Do you have a favourite poem?


 
 

STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show to Student A)

1)

What is poetry?

2)

"Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary." ~ Kahlil Gibran. What do you think of this quote?

3)

Is poetry important?

4)

Do you think poetry is too much like hard work?

5)

What can poetry teach us about life?

6)

What do you think of the poetry from other countries and cultures?

7)

Would you like someone to write you a poem?

8)

"Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood." ~ T. S. Eliot. What do you think of Eliot’s words?

9)

If you were to write a poem right now, what would your subject be?

10)

Do you have a favourite poet?


 


 
 
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