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W. H. Auden Interview
In this short extract from a television interview, W. H. Auden remembers when he first decided to become a poet and discusses the role of the poet - entertainer, enchanter or teacher? This clip is published as part of the BBC Poetry Season, for more materials on this poet and poetry in general visit the website - bbc.co.uk/poetryseason/. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
This short clip could be used in any situation where poetry is being studied or discussed. Students could be asked beforehand to come up with answers to the question 'What is poetry for?' and compare them with the answers given by Auden.
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