Poetry is an enriching class that encourages students to read, write and view poetry with a new and inspiring perspective.

Students will delve deeply into the mechanics of poetry, where they will learn how to bolster their poetry by using a wide variety of tropes: hyperbole, puns, symbolism, irony, synecdoche, personification, oxymoron, similes, and metaphors. Students will also learn how to properly scan poetry and classify its meter as either iambic, anapestic, dactylic, or trochaic.

In addition, students will be introduced to various forms of poetry including, free-verse, sedoka, lunes, pantoum, sonnets, vocabularyclept, cento, haiku, odes, and ballads.

Assignments and group activities will also encourage students to see the world around them through the eyes of a poet. These fun writing exercises will inspire the students’ creativity, further improving their poetry.

Students will be required to complete weekly homework assignments, including workbook assignments, poetry analysis, and poetry composition. Top compositions will be compiled into a class anthology at the end of the school year, and each student will receive a copy.

Poetry meets on Thursdays (see schedule ). The average student should plan to devote approximately 30 minutes per day including class time to Poetry studies.
  • Students, grades 7-10 can successfully enter Poetry.
Class Size
  • Minimum: 4
  • Maximum: 20
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