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Prose poems: Francis Ponge revisited by the students of 1ère

We can't talk about Francophonie without talking about French poets!

For this 2022 edition of La Francophonie, our 1ère students studied the poet Francis Ponge, whose talents included writing prose poems describing our everyday objects. These prose poems (= "proems") take the opposite view of romantic poetry and try to reach the materiality of an object, a "thing".

Here is a selection of "proems" written by our students.

(re)Discover the poet by listening to one of his works: "Le pain" read by Francis Ponge, here



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