The Influence and Importance of Using Music on Teaching English Poetry at Undergraduate Program in Universities of Sindh, Pakistan
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Influence, Using Music, English Poetry, Universities, Sindh


The paper aims to investigate the influence of using music on teaching English poetry in Sindh universities on students’ performance. The researchers followed the equivalent pre/post t- test two group designs. The sample of this study consisted of 108 students (50 males and 58 females) from the third year students in Institute of English Language and Literature University of Sindh, Jamshoro, during the first semester of the academic year 2014/2015. To achieve the aim of the study, a pre/post-test was constructed to measure students' performance in English poetry. The subjects of the study were distributed into two groups (experimental group and control group). The experimental group was taught poetry accompanied with music while the control group was taught poetry using the traditional way of teaching. The subjects were 26 male students for the experimental group and 24 male students for the control group, while the female students for the experimental and control group were 28 and 30 respectively. Those subjects were distributed into two purposefully selected sections in Institute of English Language and Literature University of Sindh Jamshoro. Descriptive statistical analyses were used (means and standard deviation) for the pre and post- tests of students' poetry test to experimental and control groups. Comparison statistical methods were used (Two Way ANOVA) analysis of variance to make a comparison between the control and the experimental groups and gender variable (male and female).

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