Many kids may find poetry boring or difficult to understand but Painless Poetry, part of Barron’s Painless Series, provides guidance and insight in poetry and the creation process. Author Mary Elizabeth shares useful techniques and guidelines while helping young readers become open, comfortable and creative with poetry in ways they may not have imagined in the past.
Students can learn how to evaluate and write original poetry in different ways described in the book. Painless Poetry also provides poetry examples that show how students can use their imaginations to create their writing masterpieces. The book even gives kids a better understanding of how their favorite song lyrics, stories and other forms of verbal expression are created.
An interesting aspect of the book talks about performing poetry in competitions, oral interpretation and slam poetry, which helps creative writing come to life and seen in another way.
Painless Poetry has received numerous positive reviews with many saying it’s a great book for beginner poets. Many reviewers have mentioned that the book helps break down poems that are often difficult to understand while reading. Teachers have also given the publication good feedback claiming it’s a great resource that entertaining, humorous and an excellent for literature or just poetry.
Barron’s Painless Series features publications for middle school and high school students that present subject matters in a student-friendly format with a purpose in making learning experiences interesting and exciting. Painless Poetry is available at the Akron Summit County Public Library –Main Branch (60 S. High Street, downtown Akron). The publication is also available in eBook format.