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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  1. Poetry Activities Introducing Poetry To Kids With Games And Fun Poems

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  2. Teaching Poetry Social Studies Poems Using Mentor Texts

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  3. Teaching Poetry Poem Templates About Animals And Nature

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  4. Poetry Activities Be An Inventor: Invent A New Poetry Form

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  5. Teaching Poetry Poetry Printables - Poetry Templates

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  6. Writing Poetry Poetry Writing Prompts

    Poetry Prompts - Creative Ideas For Writing Poetry

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  7. Writing Poetry Common Spelling And Grammar Mistakes In Poetry

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  8. Poetry Activities Write Poetry Each Day

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  9. Poetry Activities Performing Poetry - How To Recite A Spoken Word Poem

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

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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. Stanzas - Couplet, Tercet And Quatrain

    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

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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!
  1. Poetry Writing Prompts

    Poetry Prompts - Creative Ideas For Writing Poetry

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  2. Common Spelling And Grammar Mistakes In Poetry

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  3. Tips For Writing Better Poetry

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  4. Poetic Forms

    15 Easy Poetic Forms With Examples And Definitions

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  5. How To Write A Haiku

    Haiku Poem Examples And Definition

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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.
  1. Social Studies Poems Using Mentor Texts

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  2. Poem Templates About Animals And Nature

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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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