Viva la Poetry!
Concept / Topic To Teach
Students will learn about how allusion (specifically biblical
allusion) functions in a song/poem. Students will then learn about free verse poetry as they
attempt to create their own headline poem.
Grade: 10,11,12 Description: ELAWLRL1 The student demonstrates comprehension by
identifying evidence (e.g., diction, imagery, point of view, figurative language, symbolism, plot
events, main ideas, and cultural characteristics) in a variety of texts representative of different
genres (e.g., poetry, prose, short story, novel, essay, editorial, biography, and drama) and using
this evidence as the basis for interpretation. Critical Component: The student identifies and
analyzes elements of poetry from various periods of world literature and provides evidence from
the text to support understanding; the student:
a. Identifies, responds to, and analyzes the effects of diction, syntax, sound, form, figurative
language, and structure of poems as these elements relate to meaning.
i. sound: alliteration, end rhyme, internal rhyme, terza rima, consonance, assonance
ii. form: haiku, lyric, epic, narrative poem
iii. figurative language: personification, imagery, metaphor, epic simile, synecdoche, hyperbole,
b. Analyzes and evaluates the effects of diction and imagery (e.g., controlling images, figurative
language, understatement, irony, paradox, and tone) as they relate to underlying meaning.
c. Identifies and responds to poetic forms specific to particular cultures.