Cognitive Poetics and Teaching Poetry

Abstract

Cognitive poetics is a brand-new field which comes into existence since the mid-seventies. The aim of the study is to theoretically explicate the relationship between cognitive poetics and literary genres.This study highlights the prominent ideas that cognitive poetics assists in teaching any literary genre especially, poetry. These ideas are exploiting metaphor in discussing aesthetically and cognitively any literary genre like poetry. The selected poem entitled Little Jonny’s Confession by the British Liverpool poet Brian Patten is explained and discussed briefly to show the effect of cognitive poetic view on understanding the poem