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  • There's better things to be learning

    It all goes back to the whole, why don't we learn how to buy a house, pay bills, etc. Poetry is never used in adult life unless you're an teacher, a poet, a musician or a writer. And only a small percent of people sitting in the classroom with you are going to be one of those things.

  • It doesn't suit everybody!

    Poetry is not suited to everybody. People may not have an opinion on a particular matter discussed by a poet . Hence , it should not be taught , or at least , be optional for those who really want to do it and are passionate about it . There !

  • It doesn't suit everybody!

    Poetry is not suited to everybody. People may not have an opinion on a particular matter discussed by a poet . Hence , it should not be taught , or at least , be optional for those who really want to do it and are passionate about it . There !

  • Poetry is a waste of time

    It's all in the past and only focuses on one person's feelings that no one cares about and are soon overcome over time by themselves. Maths and science on the other hand have universal substance and timeless importance which we rely on to help make our planet a better place. Poetry is just a bunch of meaningless emotive documents people forget in a week

  • Poetry is a waste of time

    We need to teach kids about things that will enable them to think critically and be productive members of society. Poetry is impractical unless your in a college philosophy class. What is the point? Teach them physics and calculus and have them invent the next big thing. Poetry simply isn't an applicable topic.

  • Poetry an unnecessary burden for schools

    Poetry is a literary art in which language is used for its aesthetic an evocative qualities as well as the language's normal meaning. Poetry dates back as far as any literature, to the first civilization in Mesopotamia with the Sumerian epic Gilgamesh. It undoubtedly has a long pedigree but that does not mean it should be taught in schools. Can we justify keeping this subject obligatory for failing schools and schools under special measures? At the moment poetry is part of the English national curriculum where only essential skills, often called the three R's are considered essential. These are reading, writing and arithmetic.

  • Poetry Part of Culture

    Poetry, particularly in English, is part of our culture. The study of poetry isn't an unnecessary burden for schools. That aspect of the arts should be studied by everyone to provide a background in English literature. You never know when the next Shakespeare will take a love to rhyming poetry because of an interest harbored in school.

  • No it is not.

    Poetry like many say, is not a burden. It may not be the easiest subject, but it is a fun subject too. Poetry is an art form, a form of expression, a form of stress relief. Also having poetry removed will do no good, personally I like reading poems that have a higher meaning, a morale if you wish. So poems don't only train our reading; but it helps us think outside the box.

  • It is not a burden

    Poetry, like any other art form, is a way for kids to express themselves. It inhibits creativity and encourages students to think outside of the box. It can also be therapeutic. The brain is a muscle just like any other, and you can exercise it in many academic ways but poetry can fulfill their creative drive.

  • No poetry is much more than cute words or rhymes

    Poetry is an art form and takes skill, creativity, imagination, and vocabulary. The benefits of exercising a persons brain in the way learning about and creating poetry can (and will), spill over into all aspects of thinking. Most have heard of the saying, "The brain is a muscle and like all muscles needs to be exercised." and, "Swimming is a great exercise because it works every muscle in your body." Likewise, poetry exercises the brain in all aspects from problem solving to logic, memory to spelling. Poetry is an absolute necessity to students and all people.


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