Learn to scan for rhyme scheme and meter. See how the literal in poetry becomes universal theme.
Lesson in using context to learn vocabulary, word choice, similes, sound and rhythm
Simple vocabulary with big impact. A study in titles, form & shifts, and the power of poetry to teach about culture & society.
Naming. Sound. Shifts. Similes and Symbols.
Stanza by stanza close-reading. intermediate to advanced learners. situation or conflict, sound, dialogue, shifts, metaphor, big questions about life
Short, four-line poem. Introduction to imagery and line breaks and how to read a poem. Metaphor. See related creative writing prompt. Beginner through Advanced.
A lesson on reading images versus reading literally, how to work through a difficult poem. Point of view and perspective.