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Poetry is a poet’s intuition of truth. It combines rich meaning with sounds of language arranged in an interesting form. Understanding poetry is a continuous process that evolves through the experience of hearing, reading, discussing, memorizing and writing poetry. Reading poetry will help students to: read more fluently, learn how language works, remember the content of a poem, develop and hone speaking ability, increase writing skills,

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identify the essence of a subject, observe how writers use frameworks and structures, and develop a large vocabulary. Poets are wordsmiths who play with infinite possibilities of language. Student poets will use sound, rhythm, and meaning in unique ways and will memorize and recite poems. We will study many poetry forms including: narrative, lyric, free verse, haiku, cinquain, concrete, ballad, and sonnet. Students will create an individual poetry anthology at the end the unit.

PDF Poets from first hour using figurative language   --  Students use figurative language (simile, personification, metaphor, and extended metaphor) in one of three styles. Enjoy!