Of all my work, this is the unit that brings the most joy to me and to my students. I've spent a lot of time fine tuning this unit. It is not your typical cookie-cutter poetry book. This book guides students as they navigate poetic imagery, figurative language, sound devices, and larger ideas. Students will also taste success, as they write poems of their own. By strategic guided free-writing, students will explore their own lives and experiences through poetry. This small book has been written, revised, fine tuned, and reflects best practices of poetic analysis and writing. I am confident that this book has it all!