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This is an introduction to the concept of breaking the line in poetic form. That being said, it's written for 8th graders. So I tried to reduce the concept down as much as possible without losing the integrity of the idea. Included in this product is a brief PowerPoint overview of the concept using William Carlos William's 'This is Just to Say' as well as Shakespeare's Sonnet 18. Student's level of comprehension for either poem are at teacher teacher discretion and are not entirely necessary to understand the underlying concept. In addition to the PowerPoint overview, there is an assignment, including an embedded rubric and example, which asks students to critically think about the use of line break through experimentation with an excerpt from 'Song of Myself' and use text evidence to back up their decisions as to where they think line breaks belong.