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Week five introduction

Lead Educator Patrick Thom introduces this week's themes of emotional responses to poetry and responding to the totality of a poem.
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Welcome to the fifth and final week of this course on how to read French poems. I hope that as the weeks have gone by, you have grown in confidence in your ability to see what is actually on the page in front of you and to comment on it with conviction. This week we look at one area that we have so far neglected, and which some would say should come right at the start, namely personal emotional response to a poem. After that, we will try to put together all the techniques that we have been considering during the course and look at a number of different poems in their totality. And that will be your work, rather than mine.
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