• Poetry Study Part 1

    Examining Types of Poetry & Poetic Technique

    Unit 3: The Language of Poetry

    Below, you will find documents/links to our daily lesson materials from class. Please note that not all materials will be posted here. Some stories, presentations, and other assignments/related materials must be picked up from Miss Muhlbaier in class.

    Note: You will need Adobe Reader to open these files. Copies of the text will require a password in order to open the file.


    -Narrative Poetry & Poetic Devices Review: “The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe

    -Assignment: Faux Poe


    -The Ballad & Analyzing Sound Devices: “O What is That Sound” by W. H. Auden

    -Assignment: Rewrite & Reflect


    -The Ode & Examining Figurative Language: “Ode to My Socks” by Pablo Neruda

    -Assignment: High Praise of A(n) ___: Ode


    -Extended Metaphor


    -Concrete Poetry & Form: "400-Meter Free Style" by Maxine Kumin & "Bodybuilder's Contest" by Wislawa Szymborska

    -Assignment: Competition: A Reflection (Concrete Poem)


    -Free Verse & Examining Diction: "Spring is like a perhaps hand" by e. e. cummings & "Today" by Billy Collins (both poems can be found here)

    -Assignment: Free Verse: Choice