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86 resources with the concept poetic devices

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Portrait Poems

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
This is a very much detailed five-day plan on writing portrait poems. Throughout, class members review figurative language and work systematically to develop their poems. The teacher provides rubrics for the poem as well as a portrait...
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Figurative Language & Poetic Devices Activity: Firework by Katy Perry

For Students 6th - 10th
Sure to engage your class in poetry, this resource requires them to identify, label, and explain poetic devices and figurative language used in Katy Perry's hit song "Firework". A well-organized page that chunks the lyrics so learners...
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Navigating Modernism with J. Alfred Prufrock

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the role of the individual in the modern world through a close reading and analyzation of T.S. Eliot's, "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock." The key characteristics of literary modernism and their effects are examined.
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Poetry Analysis

For Students 8th - 12th
Ready to assess understanding of the elements in your poetry study? Here's a worksheet that begins by asking readers to identify elements like the title and author of the poem and progresses to the more abstract elements of analysis,...
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Understanding Poetry

For Students 6th - 8th
William Wordsworth's "Daffodils" provides young poets with an opportunity to examine how a poet can use powerful images and poetic devices to create vivid pictures in the minds of readers.
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Dealing with Grief: A Comparison of Point of View and Tone

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Good grief? Elizabeth Barrett Browning's "Grief" and Emily Dickinson's "After great pain, a formal feeling comes" are the focus of a series of close reading activities that ask groups to compare the point of view and tone of these two...
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Synecdoche vs. Metonymy: Definitions

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Ask your class to lend their ears, and eyes, to a short video that defines and offers examples of synecdoche and metonymy. Whether it be brand names like Kleenex® and Band-aids® that have come to stand for all the products in a category,...
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Intro to Poetry Notes

For Students 6th - 12th
Prepare pupils to read poetry. This is a student reference sheet that could be used as a handout or as a basis for notes. Included on this page are instructions on how to read a poem, discuss a poem, and determine a rhythm, as well...
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Poetry: It's Rhyme Time!

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Define poetic devices and provide examples. The slides list information for rhyme, repetition, alliteration, simile, metaphor, free verse poetry, onomatopoeia, and patterned poetry.  The animation and sounds are a bit distracting, and...
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Poetic Devices

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Alliteration, allusion, assonance? Need a quick review of poetic devices? The slides in this presentation offer concise definitions of major poetic terms. Because few examples are provided, you could enliven the presentation with tongue...
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Analyzing Poetic Devices: Robert Hayden's "Those Winter Sundays" and Theodore Roethke's "My Papa's Waltz"

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Analyze the poetic devices used in Robert Hayden's "Those Winter Sundays" to those found in Theodore Roethke's "My Papa's Waltz." Critical analysts discuss poetic meter and rhythm and its relationship to theme. They compare and contrast...
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Terms for the Tools of Poetry

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
A great poet needs great tools to compose and perfect their art form. Young writers develop presentations that teach a poetic concept to the rest of the class. They incorporate visual aids, definitions, and examples or illustrations of...
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Poetry - The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Young scholars examine literary elements in the poem The Road Not Taken. In this poetry lesson, students explore various forms of poetry, discover figurative language and discuss what a hyperbole and metaphor are. Young scholars also...
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Poetic Devices: The Sounds of Poetry

For Students 3rd - 8th
Students review examples and definitions of different poetic devices. In this poetic devices lesson, students interact with the website by reading definitions and looking at examples of poetic devices such as onomatopoeia, repetition,...
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Teaching Selected Poems from Jim Wayne Miller's the Brier Poems

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students explore the basic elements of poetry through Appalachian life poetry. For this poetry lesson, students read seven poems from Jim Wayne Miller's the Brier Poems and complete poetry analysis activities for each poem.
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Edward Lear, Limericks, and Nonsense: There Once Was?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners explore limericks. In this poetry writing lesson, students listen to and read a variety of poems written by Edward Lear. Learners count syllables and identify meter by clapping as they read aloud. Students complete a limerick...
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The Voices Within Theirs and Mine

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students create new words to convey their thoughts. They find, list and discuss the poetic devices used by the poet in creating his or her war poem and create their own war poems. They use sensory perception words and memory in...
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Analyzing Poetic Devices: Robert Hayden's "Those Winter Sundays" and Theodore Roethke's "My Papa's Waltz"

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine how Robert Hayden and Theodore Roethke incorporate poetic devices to convey meaning in the poems, 'Those Winter Sundays,' and 'My Papa's Waltz.' They listen to audio clips, explore websites, and write an analysis of the...
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LIFE IS LIKE

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students explore how to create their own metaphors for life. They create poetry folders including found poetry and their own metaphors and similes.
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Onomatopoeia

For Teachers 5th - 7th
This mini-lesson on onomatopoeia introduces the device through a poem and definition. It culminates in drawing an element of nature with the sound associated with it written across the picture.
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From the Adolescent Heart:: Lesson 8 Is Number 8 Of 9 In Unit Plan

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students examine poetic devices . In this language arts lesson, students read A Poison Tree by William Blake and, as a group, change it into prose. Students will make predictions about the meaning of vocabulary words contained within the...
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Repetition

For Teachers 4th
In this repetition worksheet, 4th graders make a word card for repetition, find repetition and other poetic devices in poems, and answer short answer questions. Students complete 3 activities.
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Power Poetry

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students use poetic devices to discuss political issues. In this cultural diversity lesson, students listen to the president's State of the Union address and write poetic pieces that express their opinions about issues the president...
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Identify Poetic Devices

For Students 6th - 8th
In this poetic devices instructional activity, students identify devices being used as alliteration, rhyme, onomatopoeia, rhyme, idiom, simile, metaphor, hyperbole or personification and explain their choice.