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Poetry Presentations
Student Projects

Written Requirements:

Other Content Requirements:

  • Poet’s background
  • Poet’s other works
  • Description of the poem type (at least covering general form and content)
  • Identification of poetic elements -- imagery (simile,metaphor,personification, etc.); sound devices (rhyme, rhythm, alliteration, etc.); and any others from your class handout.
  • Analysis of how the poet's use of images and poetic techniques reveals and develops the theme of the poem

Oral / Visual / Multimedia Requirements:

  • Reading (or even performance) of the poem
  • Visual representation for teaching (overhead transparencies, web page, PowerPoint show, posters, etc.
  • Handout with poetic elements identified and analyzed
  • Bibliography with three text references and three websites

Grading Rubric


The following links may be useful for your research:

Quoting from a Poem

Poetry Terms

Academy of American Poets
Robert Pinsky’s Favorite Poem Project
Bill Moyers’ Fooling with Words
Poetry Society of America

To download a sample PowerPoint presentation or see a sample web page
on “Love Is Not All” by Edna St. Vincent Millay.
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Updated 4 July 2015.
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