Students have the opportunity to study various poets (suggestions given but not limited). They must choose a poet and discuss his/her background, style, themes, etc. At the end, they must compose poems that mimic the poet's writing and then give an overall evaluation of what they've learned. This task can be leveled based on which poets students are given the option to choose from and what elements they are asked to analyze. This could be done as an independent study or in class.