Rhythm in Poetry: Okie Dokie, Here’s the Trochee

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Iambs and trochees may seem intimidating to some learners, but after reading a straightforward online lesson, they'll be masters of poetic feet! The lesson includes examples of trochaic poems from Edgar Allen Poe and William Blake.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Assign to learners over a holiday break or vacation
  • Use percussive instruments to demonstrate the difference between iambs and trochees
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires access to the Internet
  • Part of a more extensive unit on rhythm patterns in poetry
Pros

  • Easy to follow for even the most reluctant young poets
  • Includes a link to a rhyming dictionary
Cons

  • None