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Some of the first literary pieces introduced to children are nursery rhymes and Mother Goose poems. Little ones may have learned “Little Miss Muffet” and “Jack and Jill” before ever realizing they were reciting famous poetry. The influence of classic poems, short verses and prose continues to offer a substantial impact on people both developmentally, socially, and culturally.
Academy of American Poets, Dr. Chris Davis, National Poetry Month
Office of University Communications, "GWU Professor Discusses Significance of National Poetry Month in April" (2014). Gardner-Webb NewsCenter Archive. 1438.