This episode of GED Connection deals with Poetry. On the GED test you' ll be asked to read one poem and answer questions about meaning and fo rm. It's important to examine what the poet is saying and how he or sh e uses language to say it. Questions that you can ask yourself that wi ll help are: What is the poem about? How does it make me feel? What is the tone of the poem? Who is speaking and from what perspective? What stands out? Throughout the program teachers and students read differe nt types of poems aloud. Poets and poetry teachers stress the importan ce of reading a poem aloud to hear the rhyme and rhythm. They go over how poems are structured and how poets use words, rhythm, and rhyme to create images and express feelings. The host encouages the GED studen t to read a lot of different poems to prepare for this portion of the test.

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