After deciding what to do for my final year project – I got a great idea I did not ask for. A great idea for a changing world. Poetry for teenagers – a dojo for poetry and words if you will. A place where teens could visit and safely meet others with a similar interest and creatively explore the English Language. Although some would say poetry is in decline there is a strong presence of its growth on the internet as this article from The Telegraph suggests: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/3560735/Poetrys-popularity-soars-online.html
English and use of language is ever changing as it is in use everyday – speaking, texting, posting to media sites. But what if there was a way to improve communication and grow a language, organize some new skills? After viewing a video yesterday I was inspired by a statistic that stated that there are 540,000 words in the English language. About 5 times as many words as there were in Shakspeare’s time!