Poetry Handouts and Projects

Poets.org - good online source for poetry for journals or project.

Journal Responses to Poetry - homework and classwork


Tone, Diction, and Syntax

Many more tone words, thanks to Naza McMillan:
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Poetry Explication and Emulation Project and Rubric
Poetry Reading Log
Poetry Library Work
A very thorough guide for writing your thesis and using quotations in your poetry project.
Poets Who Have Already Been Chosen - You can't choose these people for your project

Feedback from poetry project.

Poetry We Discuss in Class

"Porphyria's Lover" by Robert Browning
An unnamed poem by Sylvia Plath
Imagery, Allusion, and Symbolism - Blackberry Poems
(and many others in our text)

"Hyper-" by David Baker: Poetry Quiz Practice
Please observe these strong but different responses:

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20 Little Poems That Could Save America: inspiration for your poetry reading.

Adrienne Rich died: New York Times obituary