Poetry-Literary Devices/Poetic Devices with Examples

What are literary devices or poetic devices? Literary devices are specific techniques and ways of expressing aspects of a literary piece.  Literary devices add to the aesthetic sensibility and spirit of the poem.  Literary or poetic devices are also known as figures of speech. Poetic devices are literary devices which are specifically used in poems and are an essential feature of any poem.  Poetic devices make a poem intriguing and add depth to the poem.  Each poetic device that is used helps in intensifying and enhancing a creative description. Literary Devices/Poetic Devices with Examples The following are a few literary/poetic devices with examples: Simile:  A simile is a literary/poetic device which is used to compare two unlike features or aspects of a theme or compare finer details using “like” or “as.” Example of a Simile: The following is an example … Continue reading

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Importance of Poetry in Education

What is poetry? Poetry is a creative literary form that helps us to enjoy and appreciate various themes in an enhanced manner.  Poetry has specific nuances such as rhythm or the use of literary devices like metaphor which can result in a heightened sense of involvement and appreciation. Importance of Poetry in Education “I marvel how nature could ever find space For so many strange contrasts in one human face: There’s thought and no thought, and there’s paleness and bloom And bustle and sluggishness, pleasure and gloom.” The above is the first verse of the poem “A Character” by William Wordsworth.  William Wordsworth is one of the most beloved and soulful English poets.  Did you enjoy the rhythm?  Did the theme strike a chord with you?  The universal theme of the human condition and face with its myriad of emotions … Continue reading

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Tips on How to Make Revision Notes

Revision notes will come in handy when students have to review a vast syllabus and numerous topics.  Revision notes will usually have each student’s unique hallmark.  This is because each student will have their own unique style of learning and revising.  However, there are certain common practices that can used to make revision notes. Tips on How to Make Revision Notes Note down key points:   Key points of a topic covered if noted down help students quickly go through and revise topics covered in a vast syllabus.  Key points can be written down in bullets, in the form of a mind map with pictures and diagrams, etc., or with specific color markers or any other style unique to the student.  While revising, when students look at key points, they will quickly be able to bring to mind relevant details of … Continue reading

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Revision Tips for Students for Better Learning Outcomes

Revision is one of the important activities involved in the learning process.  Without effective revision, students will not be able to achieve top grades or improve their academic performance.  With the vast syllabus and many topics to be studied, proper revision ensures that students are thorough with the diverse subject matter.  They become well prepared for assessments. The following are a few revision tips  for students for better learning outcomes: Prepare and maintain a revision plan and time-table cum tracker: Maintaining a revision plan and tracker is important for ensuring that students revise in an effective manner.  For each subject, the student can write down the topics to be covered and revised.  Students can then write down the tentative dates and time when they are going to revise the topic.  Students can then put a tick when they have revised … Continue reading

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Tips to Encourage Students to Achieve Better Learning Outcomes

Learning outcomes and encouraging better learning outcomes forms the crux of education.  Students need to be involved in a variety of learning activities to ensure good learning outcomes.  Learning activities and exercises need to include the encouragement of theoretical understanding of concepts as well as practical application of learning. Tips to Encourage Students to Achieve Better Learning Outcomes The following are a few tips to keep in mind for achieving better learning outcomes: Practice with the help of exercises and worksheets: With the help of exercises and worksheets, students will get enough practice and understand concepts better.  Many exercises are designed in such a way that they encourage higher order thinking with real life examples.  This ensures that students are actively engaged in the learning process.  Moreover, it ensures that students learn in a fun-filled manner, and at the same … Continue reading

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Importance of Learning Outcomes and Assessments in Education

Learning outcomes are one of the most important factors that need to be kept in mind in education.  Without keeping track of learning outcomes and measuring learning outcomes, educators and teachers will find that they do not know what impact pedagogy is having on children.  Are their students really learning?  Have they understood the concept?  How can students apply their learning?  What are certain modifications or interventions that need to be done for certain students?  Earlier, great emphasis was laid on examination results for measuring learning outcomes.  Nowadays, this is being replaced by comprehensive and continuous evaluation.  This ensures that rote-based learning is discouraged and a more holistic approach is carried out to measure learning outcomes.  It also ensures that children learn in a more joyful and meaningful manner rather than merely for passing written exams.  However, measurement of learning … Continue reading

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