Write Your Own: Poetry Imitation Writing Activity (For Any Poem)

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This project can be used with any poem. Students will analyze a poem to identify select poetic devices. Then they will choose several of those elements to use in writing their own poem.

Imitating literary elements from a model text is a way to practice analyzing and implementing those devices. It can force students to work with elements they wouldn’t normally pick, or even make them actively consider the literary devices they are using.

In the premade poetry analysis, students will analyze a poem to identify mood, style, line length, stanza organization, rhyme, meter, and theme. There is also a blank analysis worksheet that can be used for teacher or student-selected terms.

Student instruction sheet with rubric
Poetry analysis worksheet—preprinted terms and blank terms
Reflection activity
Poetic devices handout (bonus!)

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This item is also part of the 5 Culminating Poetry Activities (For Any Poem) and the Poetry Culminating Projects Super Bundle. Great money saving options.
This item is also part of the money saving Poetry Teacher Toolkit for Teaching Poetry (Use With Any Poem)

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Poetry Comparison Essay or Multimedia Project (For Any Poem)
Text Connections For Use with Any Poem or Story
Snow Poetry Activity Bundle
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6 pages
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