Poetry Terms PowerPoint and Printable Packet

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  1. Bring classic poetry to life by pairing it with contemporary music! This poetry unit bundle contains all you need to teach 30 literary terms and 39 classic poems with your upper-middle school or high school students. The bundle includes all of the following:Poetry Terms PowerPoint57 slides (editable
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This PowerPoint and printable packet contains everything you need to teach poetry terms and devices! Every poem includes contemporary song pairings, all of which coordinate with the terms in the presentation. Editable in PPT.

About the PowerPoint:

  • includes 57 slides (editable) + instructions
  • 30 poetry terms and devices include: alliteration, assonance, canto, connotation, consonance, couplet, denotation, end rhyme, foot, hyperbole, imagery, internal rhyme, lines, metaphor, meter, mood, onomatopoeia, personification, Petrarchan sonnet, repetition, rhyme, rhyme scheme, rhythm, simile, Shakespearean sonnets, stanzas, symbol, theme, tone
  • nearly all slides contain photos
  • most of the terms also contain suggested contemporary song pairings--play the songs for your students to help them identify and remember the poetry terms!
  • in the Notes section of the slides, you will find additional information about the poetry device and/or the song pairings

About the Poetry Packet:

  • 43 printable pages
  • includes 39 classic poems (see full list below)
  • packet includes a 3-page glossary section for students to fill out
  • the poems are referenced in the PowerPoint (many contain multiple references)
  • the poems include lots of room for students to take notes directly on the poem
  • editable in PowerPoint
  • non-editable PDF also included

Poems in the packet include:

  • “Success Is Counted Sweetest” by Emily Dickinson
  • “Hope Is the Thing With Feathers” by Emily Dickinson
  • “I’m Nobody! Who Are You?” by Emily Dickinson
  • excerpt from “The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe
  • “Annabel Lee” by Edgar Allan Poe
  • “Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer’s Day” by William Shakespeare
  • “Take All My Loves” by William Shakespeare
  • “Chaos In Fourteen Lines” by Edna St. Vincent Millay
  • “The Highwayman” by Alfred Noyes
  • “Stopping By Woods” by Robert Frost
  • “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost
  • “Nothing Gold Can Stay” by Robert Frost
  • “The Negro Speaks of Rivers” by Langston Hughes
  • “America: My Country, ‘Tis of Thee” by Samuel Francis Smith
  • “My Country ‘Tis of Thee” by W.E.B. DuBois
  • Side-by-Side Comparison of “My Country ‘Tis of Thee” poems
  • “The Tyger” by William Blake
  • “The Lamb” by William Blake
  • “The Sick Rose” by William Blake
  • “Richard Cory” by E.A. Robinson
  • “O Captain! My Captain” by Walt Whitman
  • “On Being Brought from Africa to America” by Phyllis Wheatley
  • “How Do I Love Thee?” by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  • “The New Colossus” by Emma Lazarus
  • “How Doth the Little Crocodile” by Lewis Carroll
  • “O My Luve Is Like a Red, Red Rose” by Robert Burns
  • “If” by Rudyard Kipling
  • “Fog” by Carl Sandburg
  • “The Emperor of Ice Cream” by Wallace Stevens
  • “War Girls” by Jessie Pope
  • “Sorrow” by Edna St. Vincent Millay
  • “The Heart of a Woman” by Georgia Douglas Johnson
  • “In Flanders Fields” by John McCrae
  • “Song: To Celia” by Ben Jonson
  • “Song of the Witches” (excerpt from Macbeth) by William Shakespeare

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts.
Compare and contrast the structure of two or more texts and analyze how the differing structure of each text contributes to its meaning and style.
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, at the high end of grades 6–8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language evokes a sense of time and place; how it sets a formal or informal tone).
Analyze how an author’s choices concerning how to structure a text, order events within it (e.g., parallel plots), and manipulate time (e.g., pacing, flashbacks) create such effects as mystery, tension, or surprise.


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