Getting Poetry - Mastering Poetic Devices using Quizlet - Google version

Tom March
Grade Levels
9th - 12th
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Help student go beyond "knowing" poetry terms and really "Get" them!

Using 10 poems by Robert Frost and interactive Quizlet practice, students not only MASTER poetry terms, but also match them to examples taken directly from Frost's work.

Note: This version is for people who use Google. There is a download version if you don't.

Use this activity if:

  • You want to study Robert Frost's poetry
  • You already have (or can easily find) biography and background info on Frost
  • You want students to learn poetic devices / techniques / elements / terms
  • BUT you want student to really "Get" what the terms are and how they are used
  • BECAUSE you want students to really appreciate great poetry!

Effective Strategies in this Activity

  • Grouping poetry terms into three main categories: Sounds, Imagery and Structure
  • Quizlet sets sorted into these three categories with over 125 cards
  • Differentiation strategies for groups, pairs and individuals
  • Mastery learning
  • Suited to Flipped Classes

Included in this Activity

  • Introductory Slide Presentation
  • Teacher's Guide with instructions and teaching tips
  • Student Handout
  • 10 Robert Frost Poems
  • 3 Sets of Quizlet quizzes
  • Bonus - Poetry Terms Glossary!

This activity is the first step to help students really appreciate quality poetry. Once students have mastered poetic devices and how they appear in real poems, you might consider the next steps where they get into "How" these devices are used and "Why." Look for the upcoming activities that support analysis and explication of poetry.

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The “Getting Poetry” Goal: to help students understand and appreciate poetry so much

that they might cry, sigh, smile or memorize!

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Teaching Duration
45 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when encountering an unknown term important to comprehension or expression.


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