This powerpoint instructs students on how to identify a poem's rhyme scheme and meter by providing examples of rhyme identification and scansion on various published poems. This is an excellent resource to be used in advanced classes but could be used as low as 9th grade to introduce rhyme and meter. I use it in my Creative Writing class to introduce fixed-form poetry, as well as my Advanced Placement English Lit class to introduce poetic elements.
I've included a handout with in-depth instructions on iambic pentameter in case you need a more in-depth look at that type of meter. Each file in this resource is available in both PDF and Microsoft Office (PowerPoint and Word).
Looking for more resources on teaching fixed-form poetry? Check out my 2 week unit bundle
two week fixed-form poetry unit bundle!
Or just use my in-depth lesson on rhyme and meter
to assist with any fixed-form poem requiring meter and/or rhyme!
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