Form and Structure of Poetry

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If anyone suffers from metrophobia—the fear of poetry—the PowerPoint on the elements of poetry may help alleviate their worries. The presentation introduces learners to poetic elements, including simile, metaphor, and personification. Scholars also learn about rhyme, meter, alliteration, and hyperbole.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Provide books or printouts of poetry so pupils can search for literary elements 
  • Have individuals write an extended metaphor about a secret topic, and then ask classmates to guess what it's about
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires a projector, computer, and/or other presentation device

  • Provides many specific examples
  • Presents information in an orderly, predictable manner

  • No images or multimedia to increase engagement