Valiant Voice: Poems by Lucy Gertrude Clarkin

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    Introduction-Lecture will be primarily reading poems from a booklet.
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    Reading poem, explanation of the history and emotion behind the poem.
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    Referral to Belgium, First World War, most popular songs, Ireland.
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    Background tapping
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    Poems, meanings, and relevance.
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    Reading a prayer poem, analyzing, discussing prayer.
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    Word choice
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    Reading another poem, titled Too Soon.
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    Analyzing poem, peace
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    Reading another poem
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    Reading and talking about another poem, rhyming sounds, titled Young Wisdom. Discussing importance of the sonnet form.
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    Young Wisdom poem, discussing relevance
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    Dealing with family, voice in poetry
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    Reading poems to illustrate family in poems, poem titled My Children.
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    Tape break
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    Reading a poem
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    Poem, about a mourning mother, titled My Baby Died.
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    Talking about structure of a poem, reading poem, discussing punctuation (or lack of) in poetry
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    Talking about understanding a poem, reading a poem
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    Studying priesthood, death before ordination
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    Ireland before liberation, differences
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    Reading a poem titled Two Days, discusses structure.
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    Special mention of a poem titled To My Mother; accepting death.
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    Special mention of poems, titled Growth and another titled Fulfilment, teaching poems.
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    Being hopeful, reading a poem titled Home Calls.
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    Way of life, location, sorrow, poetry
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    Reading final poem, loving PEI and heritage, titled The Isle of a Sun-kissed Sea.
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    Applause
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    Final comments
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    Applause
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    More final comments
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    Applause