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Ch 8: 7th Grade Language Arts: Poetry Types, Devices & Elements

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This chapter features several video lessons that can strengthen 7th graders' understanding of the types, elements and devices of poetry. The chapter exam and the lessons' self-assessment quizzes give students the chance to see which of these language arts topics they need to spend more time on.

7th Grade Language Arts: Poetry Types, Devices & Elements - Chapter Summary

Students in the 7th grade can watch the video lessons in this chapter to reinforce what they've learned about poetry in class. This language arts chapter teaches students the terminology needed to analyze poems; it also distinguishes between types and forms of poetry. Additionally, instructors explore the poetic devices writers use to create certain meanings in their work. Each lesson includes a short video and transcript so your 7th grader can review the material both audibly and visually. You can gauge their comprehension of poetry by having them take the lessons' multiple-choice quizzes as well as the chapter exam.

Chapter Lessons & Objectives

LessonObjective
Glossary of Literary Terms: PoetryStudents learn the terminology used in the study and analysis of poetry.
Poetry as Literary Form: Overview and ExamplesThis lesson explores characteristics of poetry and how it differs from prose.
Poetic Devices: Definition, Types & ExamplesStudents learn about the types of poetic devices and how they impact a poem's meaning and mood.
Poems with ABAB Rhyme Scheme: Examples, Lesson & QuizThe instructor focuses on the use of the ABAB rhyme scheme and discusses examples in poetry.
What is Free Verse Poetry? - Examples & DefinitionStudents learn how free verse poetry differs from blank verse poetry and prose.
Epic Poetry: Definition, Heroes & StoriesIn this lesson, students discover the qualities of epic poems from ancient times.
Sonnets: Definition & ExamplesStudents learn about the types of sonnets and read examples.
Shakespeare's Sonnet 130: Summary, Tone & Literary DevicesThe instructor analyzes the meaning of Sonnet 130 and explores the literary devices Shakespeare used in the poem.
Shakespeare's Sonnet 18: Summary, Theme & AnalysisThis lesson analyzes the theme and figurative language used in Shakespeare's Sonnet 18.
Elegy Poems: Definition & ExamplesStudents learn about the purpose of elegies and how the traditional and modern takes on these poems differ.
Narrative Poems: Types & ExamplesStudents examine the types of narrative poems and how they're used to showcase figures or stories of the past.
Analyzing American Poetry: Terms and ExamplesThe instructor provides tools to help students analyze poems by American writers.
Identifying Forms in American PoetryThis lesson teaches students about rhyme and meter in American poems.

13 Lessons in Chapter 8: 7th Grade Language Arts: Poetry Types, Devices & Elements
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Glossary of Literary Terms: Poetry

1. Glossary of Literary Terms: Poetry

Before you start your study of poetry, you'll want to have these technical, literary and genre terms at your disposal. Read on to learn the basics of analyzing poetry!

Poetry as Literary Form: Overview and Examples

2. Poetry as Literary Form: Overview and Examples

This lesson will introduce the formal qualities of poetry and the ways that it differs from prose. Among other things, we'll consider meter, rhyme schemes, stanzas, and popular poetic forms.

Poetic Devices: Definition, Types & Examples

3. Poetic Devices: Definition, Types & Examples

There are many types of poetic devices that can be used to create a powerful, memorable poem. In this lesson, we are going to learn about these devices and look at examples of how they are used. We will also discuss their purpose to understand the importance of using them effectively.

Poems with ABAB Rhyme Scheme: Examples & Definition

4. Poems with ABAB Rhyme Scheme: Examples & Definition

In this lesson, we will delve into the wonderful world of poetry. Specifically, we will analyze poems with the ABAB rhyme scheme. After a few examples, we will analyze how poets implement this type of rhyme scheme to create memorable poems. We will conclude our lesson with a brief quiz.

What Is Free Verse Poetry? - Examples & Definition

5. What Is Free Verse Poetry? - Examples & Definition

Did you know that Walt Whitman, who lived in the mid-1800s, was influential in shaping the American identity? Find out how his writing style is connected to the King James Bible and the famous Beat poet Allen Ginsberg.

Epic Poetry: Definition, Heroes & Stories

6. Epic Poetry: Definition, Heroes & Stories

Learn about epic poetry in the ancient world. Explore two epic poems, ''Gilgamesh'' and ''The Iliad'' and discover the information these poems contain about the cultures that created them.

Sonnets: Definition & Examples

7. Sonnets: Definition & Examples

If you want to profess your love in a poem, you might not think to look back a few hundred years for inspiration. Learn how some of the greatest poets in history used the sonnet to woo their lovers.

Shakespeare's Sonnet 130: Summary, Tone & Literary Devices

8. Shakespeare's Sonnet 130: Summary, Tone & Literary Devices

Shakespeare's Sonnet 130 seems like a spoof! Instead of praising his lover, the speaker appears to insult her! In this lesson, we will analyze this unusual strategy Shakespeare uses to describe the woman he loves.

Shakespeare's Sonnet 18: Summary, Theme & Analysis

9. Shakespeare's Sonnet 18: Summary, Theme & Analysis

In this lesson, we will analyze Shakespeare's Sonnet 18, where he compares his love to a summer's day. Shakespeare's use of imagery and figurative language creates vivid pictures for the reader.

Elegy Poems: Definition & Examples

10. Elegy Poems: Definition & Examples

For centuries, people have expressed their grief for the loss of loved ones in elegies. Learn how the elegy differs from the eulogy and how Don McLean's 'American Pie' falls into the ranks of Walt Whitman's 'O Captain! My Captain!'

Narrative Poems: Types & Examples

11. Narrative Poems: Types & Examples

Some of history's most famous heroes have been immortalized in narrative poetry: King Arthur, Odysseus, and even Jed Clampett. From Homer to Chaucer to Poe to The Beverly Hillbillies, narrative poetry has been used to preserve some of the world's greatest stories.

Analyzing American Poetry: Terms and Examples

12. Analyzing American Poetry: Terms and Examples

It can sometimes be tough to figure out what a poem means. This lesson provides some tools to help you analyze poetry and develop your interpretations.

Identifying Forms in American Poetry

13. Identifying Forms in American Poetry

There is more to poetry than symbolism and imagery. This lesson will help you figure out meter and rhyme schemes in poetry, with some classic American poems as examples.

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