Poetry Lesson Plans: Teaching Metaphors, Similes, and Personification in Poetry
Good poetry lesson plans take the fear out of teaching poetry.
There'll be no more stammering through 45 minutes of discussing a poem that takes 2 minutes to read. The Poetry Part 1 teaching guide includes a summary and analysis of 14 poems; a ready-to-annotate and analyze copy of each poem; graphic organizers for digging deeper into metaphors, similes, personification, imagery, and theme; a guide for annotating and analyzing a poem; and answer keys for everything.
It's all bundled into one nice pdf. All you need to do is make copies and do what you do.
Poems in the unit include:
Poems with Similes
- “What Happens to a Dream Deferred” by Langston Hughes
- “Red Red Rose” by Robert Burns
- “Simile” by N. Scott Momaday
- “The Base Stealer” by Robert Francis
- “Sonnet CXXX” by William Shakespeare
Poems with Metaphors
- “Dreams” by Langston Hughes
- “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou
- “Sympathy” by Paul Dunbar
- “Alley Rats” by Carl Sandburg
- “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost
Poems with Personification
- “She Sweeps with Many Colored Brooms” by Emily Dickinson
- “The Cat and the Fiddle” by Mother Goose
- “Two Sunflowers Move in a Yellow Room” by William Blake
- “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” by William Wordsworth
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