Extended, in-depth PPT presentation introducing various types of poetry, poetic technique, poetic devices, figurative language, and terminology. Discusses meter, rhythm, rhyme, and basic writing techniques. Goes over the rules for various types of poetry, provides thorough examples, and includes slides with poetry assignments. Designed to be used throughout a poetry unit as an introduction to various types of poems before students try their hand at writing a variety of different pieces. PPT can be shortened, condensed, or expanded upon depending on teacher needs and unit design. Types of poems covered: free verse, slam, ballad, lyric, dramatic monologue*, ode, Shakespearean sonnet, Petrarchan sonnet, elegy, rondeau, villanelle, haiku, tanka, limerick.