Journal of Poetry Therapy

, Volume 3, Issue 4, pp 229–233 | Cite as

Poetry and Childhood Trauma

  • Richard L. Sartore


Reaching traumatized children by employing poetic metaphors is an effective means of resolving trauma. An understanding of the metaphoric language of poetry is crucial if healthy change is to result. Since poetry is frequently written in figurative language, traumatized children understand and relate to this communication concept.


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© Human Sciences Press, Inc. 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard L. Sartore
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  1. 1.Cerebral Palsy Center for the DisabledAlbanyUSA

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