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Types of Poetry - Anchor Chart Pack with Annotations

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 9 pages | Grades: 3 - 7

A set of 9 annotated poetry anchor charts to use when introducing structured forms of poetry.

What Makes a Poem a Poem?

A poem is a literary work that uses imaginative and creative language to express emotions, paint vivid images, or express complex ideas. Poems are characterized by using literary devices such as rhyme, meter, imagery, metaphor, and symbolism to convey a message or tell a story. They often have a specific structure, such as stanzas and lines, and they may also employ sound devices, such as alliteration and assonance, to add musicality to the language.

With all that said…no two poems are exactly alike. Every poet has their style, so many that, over the years, numerous different types of poetry have come to light. How can you show your students the world of poetry when it is so wide? The simple answer…let us help.

A Poetry Anchor Chart with a Purpose

Use this teaching resource when introducing your students to the purpose and structure of various forms of poetry.

This pack includes annotated posters for the following types of poetry:

  • Acrostic
  • Kennings
  • Haiku
  • Cinquain
  • Ode
  • Limerick
  • Ballad
  • Shape poetry
  • Diamante.

Each poster features a description of the poem, an example of each type of poem, along with annotations pointing out specific poetic elements and devices that make each type of poem unique.


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