Rhythm in Poetry: More Than Two Feet

This Rhythm in Poetry: More Than Two Feet activity & project also includes:

Want to put some feet in your head? Check out an online lesson about spondees, dactyls, and anapests to bring new structure to your poetic forms.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Start a poetry club in which learners try a new structure each week and share their poems at the next meeting
  • Have class members access the lesson on classroom tablets or at home on personal devices
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires access to the Internet
  • Use the lesson with more experienced poets or writers who are looking for a challenge
Pros

  • Provides several helpful examples and explanations
  • Links to rhyming dictionaries
Cons

  • None