7th Grade Poetry Resources

Introduction to Poetry by Billy Collins

Ode to an Artichoke Lesson

Poetic Devices (SoftChalk Lesson)

Poetry Devices Completed by teacher 
-Speaker and voice (Video Lesson)
-Extended metaphor (View the Lesson)
-Imagery (appealing to the five senses)

Devices and Terms Completed by students

Sound Devices
-Rhyme/Rhyme Scheme


Figurative Language

Poetry Form

Presentations must include:  

  • definition from the book
  • definition translated into teenager
  • provide three examples found in poems
  • create an original example of the literary device
  • explain the examples

During presentations, students need to record the meanings on their notes sheet.