Visual Poetry: Nurturing Children’s Creativity Through Appropriate Blank Spaces

  • Ying Tung LiuEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 1034)


This design study focuses on the importance of primary school students’ reading and visual association. According study of the readability of Chinese books, to help establish the background information of the primary school children reading comprehension. However, among the styles less discussed is children’s poetry which is often used in primary school education to nurture children’s creativity. Described by Lin Liang as “the art of plain language”, the verse’s legibility and readability are explained and underwritten by rhyming or easy to understand sentences. The poet often uses the technique of “constant meaning, not text”, whilst deliberately fragmented text represents the poet’s “blank” space. This blank, or imaginary space, is the part that the reader can infill. This process demonstrates the reader can read between the line. This pilot study through the children’s poetry of Lin Liang, aims to present the pictures that children see, along with the appropriate blanks will become elements in illustration through looking at the picture to practice illustration communication and inspire young readers’ poetic imagination.


Children’s poetry Illustration communication Visual poetry Children’s creativity Association 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Chang Gung UniversityTaoyuanTaiwan

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