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Learn all about poetry. Explore poetic elements, poetry and learn about poets through games, activities and video clips.
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What Is Poetry

What do you think poetry is? Watch this video to learn a little bit about poetry.


The King's Breakfast poetry reading

Can poetry make you smile? Can it tell a story? Listen to this reading of the "King's Breakfast" to see what you think. As you are listening, notice what makes this poem work? Is it repetition, rhyme, pattern? Maybe you like the word choice.


Creating Your Own Poetry

Go to this link to practice creating Haikus, Limericks, Free Vers and Cinquains.

Poetry Engine


eBooks at the Vineyard Ranch Library

Worlds ApartPrelutsky ebookPoetry Matters

Check out these e-book titles from our catalog right now! With your NEISD student ID, you can have immediate access to great poetry to download to your device!


Poetry Sites

Poetry Writing Tools


Poetry PowerPoints


Look for Poetry Books at the VR Library!

Look online for books to check out from the Vineyard Ranch Library or come in and browse to 811 section to find something that appeals to you!


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