Poetry can be difficult for students. When they can relate to the poetry, they're more open to it. I use song lyrics, which I consider a form of poetry. In this project student choose a song, analyze the lyrics, write a short paper about them and present to the class. I used this with ESL students who initially had difficulty with poetry. Another way to extend the project is to have students play the song or present the video to the class and talk about the video as well. Enjoy!