About Poetry

Poetry is a staple in English classes, but many people are left with questions about understanding poems and writing them. With so much time being spent teaching and studying this form, we have provided resources for students and teachers to navigate this sometimes mysterious genre and to celebrate it in April during National Poetry Month. You will find articles on poetic techniques, poems hand selected to help students better grasp those techniques, and ways to celebrate poetry during National Poetry Month.

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  1. Poiku: Create a Pop Haiku By Yetunde Ogunfidodo

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  2. Pictspiration! Try Photo-Inspired Poetry By Tynea Lewis

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  3. Explore A New Poetry Form! By Tynea Lewis

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  4. Pocket A Poem! By Rachael Lebeter

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  5. Poetry Printables For Poem In Your Pocket Day By FFP Staff

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  6. Practice Poetic Gift Giving By Rachael Lebeter

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  7. Be An Inventor: Invent A New Poetry Form By Tynea Lewis

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  8. Write A Hollywood Villanelle By Yetunde Ogunfidodo

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  9. Build a Poetry Inspiration Jar By Tynea Lewis

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  10. Write Poetry Each Day By Tynea Lewis

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Poetry takes words, memories, feelings and perspectives and transforms them into an art form. If you have an interest in writing poetry, but aren't sure where to start, remember that much can be learned from reading poetry written by famous poets. Besides reading as much poetry as possible, there are also quite a few poetic techniques you should know to write poems that allow you to express yourself in an artful way. Studying said techniques will help you to make the leap between poetry student and poet.
  1. Similes And Metaphors In Poetry

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  2. Common Spelling And Grammar Mistakes In Poetry

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  3. Writing Prompts, How To Start Writing A New Poem

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  4. Poetic Forms - Types Of Poems

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  5. Repetition In Poetry

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One of our goals is to help students with school assignments. Are you looking for poems with a certain technique, or do you want to learn about techniques such as using rhyming, metaphors, and personification? You'll find a Homework Help Center that showcases poetic techniques used in these poems and provides links to articles further explaining those techniques. Are you looking for inspiration and a format to write your own poetry? Check out the Try It Yourself articles, complete with PDFs to print and begin using for your own writing.
  1. Why I Love My Sister Poem, The Importance Of A Sister

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  2. Poem About My Mask That Always Smiled, Mask

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  3. Inside Out

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  4. I Tried So Hard

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  5. Loneliness Hurts Poem, I Wish I Wasn't Alone

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Poetry has been around a long time and while the "Death of Poetry" is a phrase that is too common. We believe that poetry is filling the same needs that people have used poetry to fill for thousands of years. The poet is someone unafraid of facing the depth of their emotions and is willing to put them on paper for the public to view. Not everyone knows how to be so brave, but everyone can learn to do so. We all can learn to write poetry and become a better person through it. Are you looking to meet your inner self and your inner poet? We hope we can help you find the poet in you!
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  2. Write A Poem Inspired By A Picture, Pictspiration! Try Photo-Inspired Poetry

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  3. Explore A New Poetry Form!

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  4. Performing Poetry - How To Recite A Spoken Word Poem

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  5. Tips For Practicing Reciting A Poem

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