Introduction to Poetry: Big Ideas and Emotions in Poetry

This lesson introduces students to stanzas and explores how they are used to create meaning in poetry. ‘Train’ by Helen Mackay, from ‘London, One November’.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.Which of the following is NOT an example of a figurative technique?

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Q2.Which of the following is an example of a simile?

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Q3.Which of the following is an example of onomatopoeia?

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Q4.Which of the following is an example of a metaphor?

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Q5.Which of the following is an example of personification?

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Q6.Which of these statements about poetry is false?

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Q7.Which of these statements about poetry is false?

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.Which of the following is NOT an example of a figurative technique?

1/7

Q2.Which of the following is an example of a simile?

2/7

Q3.Which of the following is an example of onomatopoeia?

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Q4.Which of the following is an example of a metaphor?

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Q5.Which of the following is an example of personification?

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Q6.Which of these statements about poetry is false?

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Q7.Which of these statements about poetry is false?

7/7

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Lesson 3- Introduction to Poetry

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.Which of the following statements about poetry is NOT true?

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Q2.Which of these statements correctly explains what a stanza is?

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Q3.Which of these is true about stanzas?

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Q4.Finish this sentence: Some poems have stanzas of equal length called...

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Q5.Finish this sentence: Some poems have a mixture of long and short stanzas called...

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Q6.Which of these is true about stanzas?

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Lesson 3- Introduction to Poetry

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.Which of the following statements about poetry is NOT true?

1/6

Q2.Which of these statements correctly explains what a stanza is?

2/6

Q3.Which of these is true about stanzas?

3/6

Q4.Finish this sentence: Some poems have stanzas of equal length called...

4/6

Q5.Finish this sentence: Some poems have a mixture of long and short stanzas called...

5/6

Q6.Which of these is true about stanzas?

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Lesson summary: Introduction to Poetry: Big Ideas and Emotions in Poetry

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