Ch 5: Types of Poetry: Homeschool Curriculum

About This Chapter

The Types of Poetry chapter of this AP English Literature Homeschool course is designed to help homeschooled students learn about different forms of poetry. Parents can use the short videos to introduce topics, break up lessons and keep students engaged.

Who's it for?

This unit of our AP English Literature Homeschool course will benefit any student who is trying to learn about various kinds of poetry. There is no faster or easier way to learn about poetry types. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who require an efficient, self-paced course of study to learn blank verse, free verse, narrative poems, odes, sonnets and elegy poems.
  • Homeschool parents looking to spend less time preparing lessons and more time teaching.
  • Homeschool parents who need an AP English Literature curriculum that appeals to multiple learning types (visual or auditory).
  • Gifted students and students with learning differences.

How it works:

  • Students watch a short, fun video lesson that covers a specific unit topic.
  • Students and parents can refer to the video transcripts to reinforce learning.
  • Short quizzes and a Types of Poetry chapter exam confirm understanding or identify any topics that require review.

Types of Poetry Unit Objectives:

  • Understand how blank verse and free verse are not the same.
  • Name the numerous forms of narrative poems.
  • Explain the purpose of writing an ode.
  • Discuss differences between the two major sonnet types.
  • Describe the different formats that eulogies and elegies have.

6 Lessons in Chapter 5: Types of Poetry: Homeschool Curriculum
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Blank Verse: Definition and Examples

1. Blank Verse: Definition and Examples

Blank verse has been used in both drama and poetry for centuries. Watch this video to see how different poets use this technique to bring the audience into a trance or to jolt them into reflection.

What Is Free Verse Poetry? - Examples & Definition

2. 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.

Narrative Poems: Types & Examples

3. 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.

Odes: Forms & Examples

4. Odes: Forms & Examples

Have you ever appreciated something or someone so much you were inspired to write a poem? If so, then the ode is the poem for you! Learn about the three types of odes and how they are used to celebrate the people and things.

Sonnets: Definition & Examples

5. 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.

Elegy Poems: Definition & Examples

6. 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!'

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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