Guide to Poetry Ideas, Tips & Lesson Plans

This guide will help you slay the dreaded dragon of rhyme, rhythm and meter with great poetry tips, ideas and lesson plans. Learn the language of Reading Poetrypoetry - simile, metaphor, onomatopoeia, personification, alliteration, imagery. Learn how different poetic devices contribute to the overall appeal of a poem. Find ways to incorporate poetry into other subject matter, like math, science and history. Learn how much fun it can be to read poetry to others, as well as write a verse or two for your own personal pleasure. You can be a hit at the next Poetry Slam! Become a poetic warrior with these poetry tips, ideas and lesson plans.

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