Reading Poetry


ELAR-Grade-7 Literary Genres Reading Poetry
Students respond to a quote about rhythm in poetry. Then, they delve into various aspects of poetry, including meter, rhyme, and graphical elements. Next, they explain the effects of figurative language. Finally, they write short poems that use rhyme.

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Overview

In this experience, students respond to a quote about rhythm in poetry. Then, they delve into various aspects of poetry, including meter, rhyme, and graphical elements. Next, they explain the effects of figurative language. Finally, they write short poems that use rhyme.

The Student Pack contains the full text of the poems quoted from in Scene 2 through Scene 4. You may have students read and discuss them at any point.

Objectives

  • Explain how poets use meter and graphical elements.
  • Compose a poem with rhyme.

Duration

Two class periods.


You have probably read some poems in previous years. In this experience, you will learn how poets use meter, rhyme, and graphical elements to enhance their poems’ effects and meaning.

Objectives

  • Explain how poets use meter and graphical elements.
  • Compose a poem with rhyme.


Edgar Allan Poe quote: “I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of beauty.”

Think about rhythm in music. Now, in your mind, what’s the connection between poetry and rhythm?

Post your answer

Use students’ responses to spark discussion. Tell students that in the rest of the experience, they’ll learn about rhythm and other aspects of poetry.


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