I have always struggled with exactly how to define poetry to students. This powerpoint explores different styles/forms of poetry and uses a circle map for students to develop their own definitions of poetry. This would be a great powerpoint to use at the beginning of a poetry unit. In addition to samples of different forms of poetry, this powerpoint also gives short examples of figurative language and explains the purpose behind certain poetic forms.
What Makes a Poem a Poem
by Abbey Barden
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