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Global Voices - Poetry from Around the World

This collection of international poetry is intended for a High School English course focusing on Comparative Literature. Comparative Literature studies the relationship between two or more texts from different literary traditions to make cultural and linguistic comparisons. Comparative Literature allows students to think critically, closely analyze texts, make meaningful connections, and communicate effectively. The works in this collection celebrate various cultures and voices from Japanese Haikus to Polish poetry. By not privileging one ethnic or gendered perspective students are exposed to a variety of cultures. This course aims to help students interrogate their own cultural prejudices and keep an open mind by encountering diverse voices. The goal of this course is for students to engage with different cultures from around the world to understand how their own experiences are contingent on their cultural and historical context.


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  • Why Study Comparative Literature? | World Languages & Literatures
    This source gives information and definitions of what comparative literature is and the importance of studying it. This... More
  • Comparative Literature Studies
    This source gives another definition of comparative literature studies. Not all students will grasp information from... More
  • Haiku of Kobayashi Issa
    Haiku of Kobayashi Issa (Learning Object Repository)
    This website highlights the haiku's of Kobayashi Issa. You can learn about Haiku's, the poet Issa and read any one of... More
  • Arabic Poetry:Guzzle a Ghazal!
    This is a lesson plan from EDSITEMENT that outlines what Ghazal poetry is, gives a brief history of this poetic form and... More
  • Yiddish: Women's Poetry | Jewish Women's Archive
    This website gives a brief history of traditional Yiddish literature, discusses women's role in Yiddish literature, and... More
  • Asian American Voices in Poetry | Poetry Foundation
    This website gives a brief overview on the history of Asian American voices in US literature and poetry. After the... More
  • Lesson Plans for Native American Heritage Month |
    This website offers multiple lesson plans on Native American poetry that students can engage with. After clicking on a... More
  • Red Room Poetry: Home | New Australian poetry, contemporary ...
    This website highlights Australian poets by showcasing diverse Australian voices in contemporary poetry. Students can... More
  • Czeslaw Milosz | Poetry Foundation
    This website highlights the Polish poet Czeslaw Milosz. After learning about the life of Milosz and the historical... More
  • "I, Too, Sing America": James M. Whitfield's America and Other Poems
    This webpage highlights historical American poetry. Students are able to click through different sections to learn more... More