This multimedia courseware (language learning program) is designed for secondary school students especially for Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) in English Literature course. The syllabus consists of literary components such as poems, short stories and novels. I named my language learning program as Poem’s World because first and foremost, I only focus to the poems, which contain of six different poems. Besides, a range of texts are offered in the secondary school curriculum and covers Malaysian, British, European, Australian, American and African works. It shows that these poems are come from different part of the world. In addition, Poem’s World also covers all literary elements about poetry such as themes, moral values, setting, synopsis and language and style. It covers the whole ‘world’ of poems. Instead of it, learners are expected to be able to follow a storyline and understand a poem and to give their own personal response to the text. The study of these texts is meant to inculcate values and broaden learners’ outlook.
Poemsworld’s consists of six different poems from different countries. Six poems that will be covered in the next lessons are:
Sonnet 18 by William Shakespeare
Si Tenggang’s Homecoming by Muhammad Haji Salleh
There’s been a Death in the Opposite House by Emily Dickinson
The Road Not Taken by Robert Fros
Monsoon History by Shirley Geok-lin Lim
If by Rudyard Kipling
Ok guys, before you start with the lessons, I suggest that you need to go to the introduction category first to get clear understanding about what is poetry and the definitions of each of the literary elements. Happy reading..
As far as we are concern, the teaching and learning of Literature is not an easy as the teaching and learning of other fields in language. We need to have more practice especially in thinking skills. Literature requires learners to be more critical when it deals with the literary elements in the text. So, in the beginning of the lessons, I believe that all of you have to learn about what is poetry first. You will get clear understanding of what is poetry and the definitions of each of literary elements.
Ok guys, now I believe that all of you get clear pictures about what is poetry and literary elements. Now you can move to the lesson one about Sonnet 18 by William Shakespeare.
Hello all… In this Lesson 1 (A), you will learn about Sonnet 18 by William Shakespeare. This Lesson consists of Sonnet 18 poem, and the explanation about each of literary elements that contain in the Sonnet 18 poem.
Below is the Sonnet 18 poem by William Shakespeare:
Below are the explanation about synopsis, themes, moral values, setting and also language and styles elements in Sonnet 18 poem.
Now, you can move to the next lesson about Si Tenggang’s Homecoming poem under Lesson 1 (B) categories.
Here, in the Lesson 1 (B) you will learn about Si Tenggang Homecoming by Muhammad Haji Salleh. This poem is about the reflection of Si Tenggang’s return to his country after his travels around the world. Further explanation about this poem will be discussing in the next slide below.
To get further information about synopsis and other literary elements of this poem, you can read the slides that provided below:
After you have completed with Lesson 1 (A) and (B), you can move to the Lesson 2 about the other two poems. Happy reading…
Hello all… Here, in the Lesson 2 (B) is about The Road Not Taken’s poem by Robert Fros. Briefly, this poem is about a traveller who arrives at a fork in the road and he has to decide which path to take.
Below is The Road Not Taken by Robert Fros as your reference:
Below are further explanations about synopsis, themes, moral values, setting and language and styles of this poem:
We have completed four poems. Now lets move to the final lessons to complete all six poems in our lessons.
Hello all, in this Lesson 3 (A) you will learn about Monsoon History by Shirley Geok-lin Lim and also the explanation for each of literary elements such as synopsis of this poem, themes, language and styles, setting and moral values. Happy reading..
Below is Monsoon History’s poem by Shirley Geok-lin Lim as your reference:
You can get information about literary elements in this poem in the slide below:
Now, lets move to the last poem, If by Rudyard Kipling in the Lesson 3 (B) categories.