Included here is everything you need to teach a college level course on poetry: lecture notes, reading assignments, discussions, writing assignments, and poetry research project. I designed and used this packet for teaching English 202 online for a local university. Since most of my students were military and therefore many deployed, the course was designed for easy Internet access to text and research sources. I also have used this course as part of my AP Literature face-to-face class with high school seniors. The course is designed as an 8-week "semester" but is easily adaptable to a full-length semester for either high school or college. Poetry elements taught include prosody, symbolism, structure, writing style, characters, setting, etc. As an online course, students read "lectures," read poems, discuss these with other students, and then write essays. They also read choose a contemporary novel poet for a research paper. This course is easily adaptable for independent study as well.