The Problem Of Elementary Composition; Suggestions For Its Solution

Paperback | January 16, 2012

byElizabeth Hill Spalding

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1896. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... THE PROBLEM OF ELEMENTARY COMPOSITION SUGGESTIONS FOR ITS SOLUTION. CHAPTER I. A WORD TO THE READER. These chapters were written for delivery before the Brooklyn Teachers' Association, and without thought of subsequent publication. They are now gathered into a book in response to the request of many interested in elementary composition. It has seemed desirable to retain them in their original form, familiar and unconventional as that is. The writer believes that composition work need not be restricted to the production of written themes, but that it may include speaking as well as writing, work by a little community as well as work by individuals, and interesting conversations to rouse thought and deepen feeling. Another chapter might have been added, on the subject of versification. There appears to be no reason l why children should not write songs, even at a comparatively early age. A class might select a wellknown air from the song-book, mark on the blackboard its metre, choose a subject, and, as a class, find words to suit both subject and metre. The rhyme would furnish material for a second exercise. It is true that inspiration might seem to follow rather than precede such work; it would be felt, however, as soon as the stanza had begun to take shape, and it would be more fully felt when the stanza was sung. The words would very likely reproduce the class environment, experience, wishes, or aspirations. By degrees considerable knowledge of versification would be acquired, and a teacher might be surprised by original arrangements. Is there danger that such study of ways and means would make children lovers of mere form? Hardly, if at the same time they were reading poems that stirred their blood or charmed their fancy. Quite spontaneous efforts of their own...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1896. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... THE PROBLEM OF ELEMENTARY COMPOSITION SUGGESTIONS FOR ITS SOLUTION. CHAPTER I. A WORD TO THE READER. These chapters were written for ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:30 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:January 16, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217282555

ISBN - 13:9780217282550

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