The Use of Poetry Writing in Vocabulary Teaching

Journal: Region - Educational Research and Reviews DOI: 10.32629/rerr.v4i2.783

Jiafan Su

China West Normal University


Vocabulary is an important part of language learning. Some teachers teach vocabulary in a mechanical way and students lack interest in vocabulary learning. Characterized by its brevity, rhyme, and beauty of sound and meaning, poetry is a great teaching resource that teachers should not ignore. This paper explores the application of different types of English poems in vocabulary teaching with specific cases, such as list poems focusing on pronunciation, cinquains and adverb poems grasping lexicality, and acrostic perceiving the meaning, in order to gradually improve students' comprehensive language ability.


poetry writing; vocabulary teaching


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