Rhythm in Poetry: The Basics

What makes a great poem sound so good? Learn the rhythmic secrets of poetry with an explanatory online lesson.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Assign the link to learners during National Poetry Month (April)
  • Incorporate a lesson on poetic rhythm with musical instruments
Classroom Considerations
  • Class members have the opportunity to sign up for poetry by email, but it's optional
  • Requires access to the Internet
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
  • Includes examples of various rhythmic patterns
  • Clicking on the menu button allows learners to navigate the lessons
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