Analysis of A Teacher Is A Student

Learning something new.
A teacher is a student.
From the kids in school.

Scheme ABC
Poetic Form Haiku 
Metre 10101 0101010 10101
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 72
Words 15
Sentences 3
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 3
Lines Amount 3
Letters per line (avg) 19
Words per line (avg) 4
Letters per stanza (avg) 57
Words per stanza (avg) 13

About this poem

For thirty four years I served as both a classroom public school teacher and a university professor in various schools and colleges of New York, and the wisdom I obtained came from occasionally using my classroom as a laboratory and having very young preadolescent children assume the responsibility of developing and teaching a lesson as I sat among them, listening eagerly and learning much in the process from them. Indeed, William Wordsworth was right to say, “The Child is father of the man. ” I invite you, thus, to read his poem, savor it with all your, heart, all your mind, all your strength, and get new meaning out of it. 

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Submitted by karlcfolkes on December 15, 2021

Modified on April 01, 2023

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Karl Constantine FOLKES

Retired educator of Jamaican ancestry with a lifelong interest in composing poetry dealing particularly with the metaphysics of self-reflection; completed a dissertation in Children’s Literature in 1995 at New York University entitled: An Analysis of Wilhelm Grimm’s “Dear Mili” Employing Von Franzian Methodological Processes. The subject of the dissertation concerned the process of Individuation. more…

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