Poetry – UEN

Poetry

Poetry uses language in a musical, imaginative way. It uses devices such
as rhythm, sound pattern, rhyme, imagery, assonance, alliteration, and
repetition.  

Sample some of the following activities to learn more about poetry.

 


Places To Go  
 People
To See
   Things To Do    Teacher
Resources
   Bibliography

Places To Go

The
following are places to go (some real and some virtual) to find out about
poetry.

Poet’s Corner
A large and comprehensive collection of Poetry indexed by author, title and subject. This collection includes approximately 7000 works by 800 authors, and spans hundreds of years and a wide range of genres

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People To See

Emily

Dickinson
Get to know Emily Dickinson. She only published 10 poems in her lifetime

Ezra

Pound
Meet Ezra Pound. He was born in Idaho but spent most of his life in Europe

Henry

David Thoreau
Get acquainted with Henry David Thoreau. He liked to live in harmony with

nature

Henry

Wadsworth Longfellow
Spend some time with Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. He wrote poems about

American legends like Paul Revere and Miles Standish and Hiawatha

Robert

Frost
Meet Robert Frost. He won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1924, 1931,

1937, and 1943

Robert Pinsky
Meet Robert Pinsky. He’s the Poet Laureate of the United States
T.S.

Elliot
Meet T.S. Elliot. His writing style was influenced by Dante

Voices

and Visions
Meet 13 of America’s most famous modern poets and explore their lives

and works

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Things To Do

Acadamy
of American Poets

Use the “Find a Poem” section of this site to locate your favorite verse.

There’s

also an audio section where you can hear

poetry read

Favorite
Poem Project

Let students hear poems being read rather than reading them silently.

According to this site, poems are meant to be read out loud

Haiku
Find out the format for writing haiku and see many examples
India

Heritage
Learn about The Mahabharata. It is the world’s longest poem. The epic

poem describes events that took place around 5,000 BC in India

Magnetic

Poetry
Move words around on a cyber-magnetic board to create your own poetry

Sonnet Central
Read a sonnet a day from their random sonnet generator or search for your

favorite sonnet by Shakespeare, Elizabeth Barret Browning, and others

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Teacher Resources

Lesson Plans/Webquests

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Bibliography

  • Malley, Barbara Beyer. Rhyme Time: Poems and Activities for the Elementary
    Grades. Carthage, IL: Fearon Teacher Aids, c1992.
  • Potts, Cheryl. Poetry Galore & More With Shel Silverstein. Hagerstown,
    MD: Alleyside Press, c1994.
  • Wainwright, James. Poetivities: Guiding Creative Poetic Expression
    Successfully in the Elementary Grades. Carthage, IL: Good Apple, c1989.

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