This is a great lesson to introduce poetry to students.
You will need cups and Kool-Aid. In one pitcher, mix regular Kool-Aid. In the second pitcher, mix Kool-Aid with a lot more sugar. I fill one cup a little fuller of the regular Kool-aid and only give a tiny bit of the second.
The first cup is representative of prose writing while the other represents poetry
I've included my lesson plan, the graphic organizer to compare the two cups, and a poetry survey/check for understanding (a list of poetry terms and students rate which ones they know)
I also have a foldable that uses the FIRST strategy to analyze poetry.