The Liverpool Scene: English Poetry in the Sixties
Document from the year 2015 in the subject English - Pedagogy, Didactics, Literature Studies, , course: Teaching contemporary English Poetry, language: English, abstract: The work 'The Liverpool Scene: English Poetry in the Sixties' is intended for both university and high school teachers and students, as a specific guide towards some particular cultural trends of English poetry in the Sixties with a special reference to the artistic scene which flourished within the city of Liverpool in that period, and saw the local poet: Adrian Henri, Roger McGough e Brian Patten as major protagonists.During the same years, Liverpool was also a very creative and artistic centre since The Beatles were getting under way there and their music soon became international and fostered a world-wide youth cultural movement. Never before had poetry been read outside academy, thus being read in public for the first time just like it had been in the remote past of the Anglo-Saxon Bards. The local poets also experimented the fusion of poetry with other artistic forms and expressions in order to create new contexts and dimensions for a more global art. Here the choice of poems presented, is suggested by our need to highlight all those innovative elements which Liverpool poetry expressed that time within the whole English cultural background. The social themes introduced, had a particular relavance in those years and mirrored disquieting socoal problems which, unfortunately, have so far remained dramatically unsolved. This textbook also allows teachers and students to take up and develop an in-depth course on poetry as a literary genre with its peculiar features, through teaching/learning activities of comprehension of poems, text analysis at a phonological, lexical, stylistic, semantic and morphosyntactic levels.
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