This PowerPoint presentation can be used as an intro/overview of the elements of poetry. I also use it as a test prep mini-lesson to be used to review before state standardized tests.
There is also a fill-in notes document that can also be used along with this presentation in order to keep the students engaged while keeping the pace moving quickly.
This presentation covers the poet's toolbox (line, stanza, speaker, figurative language, sensory language, ect.), several types of poetry, and the characteristics specific to those types of poetry. As a review, a like to have the students choose one type and write a poem.