Using Poetry As Inspiration for Composition

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A reading of Robert Frost’s "The Road Not Taken" launches an interdisciplinary study of the connection between the meters of a poem and a melody. After identifying the number of beats in each line of the poem, young musicians use music-related software to compose their own melody based on their analysis of Frost’s poem.

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Pros

  • A great way to connect music and language arts
  • Raises interest level for those who may not be enthusiastic about poetic structure
Cons

  • None