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Poets

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All of the writers in this collection have been selected because of their commitment to using poetry as an instrument for social justice. Links to their individual bios can be found in the resources provided for you.

Lesson Focus

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Lesson Focus refers to the specific poetic element or technique that the analytical lesson will revolve around. So, for example, if you’re looking for an analytical lesson that focuses solely on a poem’s tone, then simply click on the “Tone” button and all available results will populate.

Though there is not necessarily a particular order in which these Lesson Focuses need to be addressed, a suggested framework can be found here.

*Note: The option “Various” refers to a lesson that allows students to explore multiple literary elements within a poem. We suggest assigning these lessons once your students have a fundamental understanding of each of the individual areas of focus.

Themes

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“Themes” refer to any or all of the concepts, issues, and ideas that are present in the poem. For example, if you’re looking for a poem that revolves around or touches upon “appreciation,” simply click on the theme and all available results will populate. If you are looking for a poem with more than one concept, e.g. appreciation and body image, then click on both themes.

Note: The more tags you select, the narrower your results will be. So for best results, we suggest clicking on no more than three at a time.

Literary Tags

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Literary Tags refer to any of the prominent poetic elements or techniques present in the poem.

For instance, if you’re looking for a poem whose rhyme scheme contributes to the meaning of the work as a whole, then simply click on rhyme scheme. If you’re looking for a poem that utilizes multiple poetic techniques and devices of your choosing, e.g. a poem whose “diction” and “selection of detail” contribute to its purpose, then click on both tags.

Note: The more tags you select, the narrower your results will be. So for best results, we suggest clicking on no more than three at a time.