Question: How can written responses help students interpret poems?
Answer: “Results suggest that extended writing based on subjective reactions may help readers construct meaning from poetry.” CA Colvin-Murphy. 1987. Pp. 444-445.
Comment: Not sure what “extended writing” means, but I’m guessing that attempting to construct meaning of poems through writing, whether organized or not, helps students find their way to meaning. RayS.
Title: “Annotated Bibliography of Research in the Teaching of English.” RK Durst and JD Marshall, Eds. Research in the Teaching of English (December 1988), 434-452.