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 poetry, we have provided resources for students and teachers to navigate this sometimes mysterious genre. You will find articles on poetic techniques, poems hand selected to help students better grasp those techniques, and poetry activities to celebrate National Poetry Month every April.

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  3. Advanced Poetic Techniques Alliteration In Poetry

    Alliteration In Poetry: Definition And Examples

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  4. Writing Poetry Common Spelling And Grammar Mistakes In Poetry

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  5. Poetry Activities Write Poetry Each Day

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  7. Basic Poetic Techniques Stanzas - Couplet, Tercet And Quatrain

    Stanzas - Couplet Examples, Tercet Examples And Quatrain Examples

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  8. Poetry Activities 8 Ways To Participate In Poem In Your Pocket Day

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    Poetry Prompts - Creative Ideas For Writing Poetry

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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.
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    Stanzas - Couplet Examples

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  2. Rhyme Schemes And Patterns In Poetry

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  3. Five Senses In Poetry

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  4. Adjectives In Poetry

    Definition And Examples Of Adjectives In Poetry

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Using poetry in a classroom is a great way to expose students to imagery, rhythm, rhyme, metaphors, personification, and a variety of other literary devices. Some teachers and students shy away from poetry because they are unsure how to use it or what it should look like, but the joy of poetry is the ability to express yourself in a creative way. While some poetic forms have specific rules to follow, poetry is much more than a formula. It’s a safe way for students to share their emotions and experiences.
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  3. Poetry Printables - Poetry Templates

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  4. Try It Yourself - Poem Templates

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  5. Write A Structured Poem

    Structured Poem Forms And Template Examples

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Crafting a strong poem can be accomplished by using a variety of techniques. Each one creates a particular mood in a poem. Writing with a specific tone helps to evoke various emotions, causing readers to connect with a poem on a deeper level. Some techniques include personification, repetition, metaphors, and similes. Using them helps convey the message the author wants the readers to take away from the piece. They help a great poem stand out from the rest. Using specific techniques strengthens the quality of the poem, but some of these techniques take a bit of practice to master.
  1. Alliteration In Poetry

    Alliteration In Poetry: Definition And Examples

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  2. Structure In Poetry

    Structure: Definition And Examples Of Structure In Poetry

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  3. Similes And Metaphors In Poetry

    Similes And Metaphors In Poetry - Examples And Definitions

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  4. How To Write Poetry With Emotion

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  5. Repetition In Poetry

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