This poetry packet includes a variety of poems (24 total) including: informational, entertaining, humorous, historical ( Rev. War, Civil War, Civil Rights, Trail of Tears). Some examples of the poetry included are: “Casey at Bat”, “Ode to Pablo’s Tennis Shoes”, “Brother”, “It Couldn’t Be Done”, “Bilingual/Bilingue”, “Paul Revere’s Ride”, "Unknown Soldier", “Theme for English B”, “Ballad of Birmingham”, “Wolf”, “Trail of Tears”, “The Raven”, and more! Most pages include the poem (to read aloud or listen to a reader on the Internet), background information on the author or time period, and then a question/discussion sheet. The questions range from THEME, TONE, MOOD, IMAGERY, RHYME SCHEME, PERSONIFICATION, ALLITERATION, ASSONANCE, CONSONANCE, SIMILES, METAPHORS, IRONY, SYMBOLISM, DEFINING WORDS, AUTHOR’S (POET’S) PURPOSE…
There is also a glossary for reference.
This was a great way to tie together figures of speech, poetic devices, history, comprehension & poetry!