Poetry Introduction Booklet - Figurative Language, Poetry Types, Poetry Form

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This poetry introduction booklet is an excellent student reference that will help them know the most important poetry terms during your unit! Included in this poetry booklet is information on poetry form (rhyme scheme, internal rhyme, meter, stanzas), figurative language (metaphor, simile, personification, etc.), poetry types (haiku, acrostic, sonnet, etc.) and tips for analyzing poetry.

All you need to do is print, use double-sided photocopying, and fold and you have a poetry handbook that students will use over and over again!

Included in this poetry introduction booklet:

➡️ Poetry Form

Teach students about poetry form with information about the structure of poetry. The poetry handbook includes definitions and examples for each of the different elements that go into the form of a poem:

  • Stanzas (types of stanzas included)
  • Rhyme Scheme
  • Internal Rhyme
  • Slant Rhyme
  • Meter (types of meter included)

➡️ Poetry Types

Help students recognize the common poetry types and the structure they follow with information about 15 different poem types. For each, a short explanation of the form of the poem and common themes are included:

  • Acrostic
  • Ballad
  • Blank Verse
  • Cinquain
  • Limerick
  • Concrete
  • Diamante
  • Narrative
  • Elegy
  • Tanka
  • Free Verse
  • Haiku
  • Sonnet
  • Ode
  • Lyric

➡️ Figurative Language

Having a strong understanding of figurative language and poetic devices will help students recognize these literary elements as they are used in the poems they read. It will also help them incorporate figurative language into their own poetry!

  • Alliteration
  • Assonance
  • Oxymoron
  • Personification
  • Consonance
  • Pun
  • Simile
  • Hyperbole
  • Metaphor
  • Imagery
  • Onomatopoeia
  • Symbolism
  • Metonymy
  • Synecdoche

➡️ Analyzing Poetry

Give students a framework for analyzing any poem they read with this 5 step poetry annotation process. The handbook gives prompting questions and information that they can apply to any poem:

  • Reflecting on the title
  • Clarifying meaning
  • Examining literary devices
  • Examining poetic form
  • Interpretation / theme

How to use this poetry introduction booklet:

As a student reference:

During the unit when students inevitably begin asking you questions like, "What is onomatopoeia again?" or "What is a four-lined stanza called?", you can simply direct them to their handbook for the answer!

As an instructional tool

When you begin your poetry unit, use the handbook as a tool to teach students the most common forms, types, and devices that you will be referencing during the unit!

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