عنوان مقاله [English]
Imagination is the basis of images and observation is the basis of imagination. The poet looks at natural phenomena, delves in them and by combining reality and imagination, presents a new understanding of them. In fact, the poet reaches an imaginative understanding of the outside and tangible things and creates images. When these images acquire an emotional dimension, they become poetic images. The more imaginative and emotional the imagery is in a poem, the deeper and richer the poem becomes. Therefore, if we take imagery away from children’s poetry, we have taken away its communicative feature and have cut away children’s relationship with the sources of imagination. Imagery is the agent for reflecting and highlighting the content and the theme of the poem.
Another important factor which should be taken into account is that children’s and adolescents’ poetry is centered on its audience. Poets should use a limited vocabulary suitable for the mental development of children and adolescents and create simple and understandable images which, at the same time, challenge the abilities and creativity of these age groups and help them create similar images in their minds.
The relationship between images and emotional beats is another element which makes children’s poetry remarkable. In other words, using images for expressing a meaning and giving it an emotional color makes the poem so attractive that it lingers in the mind and soul of the child like a beautiful painting.