Developing Students’ Competence of Imagery Mastery in Learning Poetry by Using Competency-Based Language Teaching (Cblt)

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DEVELOPING STUDENTS’ COMPETENCE OF IMAGERY MASTERY IN LEARNING POETRY BY USING COMPETENCY-BASED LANGUAGE TEACHING (CBLT) CHAPTER I INTRODUCTION A. The Reason of Choosing the Topic There are many methods or strategies which can be done to teach poetry such as the audio lingual, grammar translation method, communicative approach, etc. But, the strategy or method chosen by the writer is CBLT which stands for Competency Based Language Teaching. In this method, poetry is assumed to be a complex whole which is systematic and which consists of many components; they are imagery, rhythm, rhyme, sounds of repetition, kind of sounds, poetry form, figures of speech, etc. Therefore, teaching poetry can be done as a whole in the same time…show more content…
2. The Idea of Poetry Poetry is a form of literary art which uses the aesthetic qualities of language to build meanings in addition to make emotional response. Poetry is a synthesizing art; its very task is to create a new entity out of things which are normally held apart. (Samuel Johnson: 1759). Today people tend to think of poetry as personal, expressive, concerned with an individual 's feeling and thoughts about the relationship between the self and the world. Poetry surpasses all other forms in its capacity to instruct while pleasing, calling it a 'speaking picture, with this end to teach and delight '. (Sir Philip Sidney). Imagery is the term we use to speak of these sensory impressions literature gives us. Poetry is a complex whole which consist of some components. The components of poetry are line, stanza, diction, rhythm, kind of sounds, rhyme, and imagery. Imagery may be defined as the representation through language of sense experience. Poetry indirectly appeals to our senses through imagery. Poetry thrives on imagery. Whether the poet is describing a setting, an object, or a person, imagery brings the poem alive and allows it to linger in the reader’s imagination. Imagery can also highlight the poem’s theme. A carefully chosen image, when analyzed, can unpack the poet’s intent. Those are some kinds of imagery: 1. Visual imagery - something seen in the mind 's eye Example: Magnified apples appear and disappear

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