This unit is produced as a student booklet outlining seven assignments to be completed by Grade Eight students. These assignments cover the definition of the different figures of speech and types of poetry. Students are asked to produce examples of these either by using original examples or found examples. Students are required to produce haiku and cinquaine poetry as well as a 20 line original poem. Two poems are included for analysis by students. This unit can be given as weekly homework assignments, or as a in-class unit.