Poetic Devices

This Poetic Devices handout & reference also includes:

Have everything you need to know about the elements of poetry with a nine-page handout. Split into four categories—word sounds, meanings, arrangement, and imagery—budding poets may reference terms, read definitions, descriptions, and examples.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Make a copy for each class member, direct them to keep it in an easy accessible location for quick reference while they work
  • Review the reference page prior to poetry instruction to re-familiarize learners with important and necessary information 
  • Encourage class members to underline or highlight specific words or concepts and write notes in the margin  
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires black and white copies—nine pages, single-sided
Pros

  • Bold text and italics highlight significant words and phrases
  • Font is clear and easy to read 
Cons

  • None