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ENG3472 Children and Poetry
Credit Points: 15

This unit introduces a history of children’s poetry, taking into account how changing concepts of childhood are embedded within the poetry. Students read a wide range of oral traditions, including nursery and counting rhymes, as well as nonsense verse. Students will examine how the didactic verse of the 18th and 19th century was surprisingly filled with naughty, noisy, grubby and badly behaved children. The unit concludes with an analysis of highly regarded contemporary poetry for children.

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This Unit is part of the following Courses / Unit Sets
MAAAGJChildren's Literature Major
MIAAEXChildren's Literature Minor
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 12/07/2011 VET: 12/07/2011