Children's writing–facilitating one’s internal and external communication through writing*

Sarit Ifrah

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Popular conceptions notwithstanding, children are using the medium of writing in their different life spheres at present more than at any other time in human history. Therefore, examining this course of action will shed light on a central practice utilized by children in an attempt to better understand it. For this purpose, I analyzed the character of Momik, from the novel See Under: Love as a child who writes. In addition, I conducted critical readings of psychoanalytic, feminist, and literary theories. The results of this study indicate that children’s writing is distinguished by two types of communication. The first, intrapersonal communication, centers on the individual’s ability to talk to oneself and to analyze oneself through one’s writing. The second type is interpersonal communication, which takes place between the individual and the environment; within this framework writing expresses subversion.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Poetry Therapy
StateAccepted/In press - 2024

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  • Creative writing
  • Holocaust
  • children
  • hegemony
  • inter-personal communication
  • intra-personal communication
  • psychoanalysis
  • subversion


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