Is poetry still relevant today? Are poems only boring compositions to study at school? Just click on 'DISCUSSION' at the top of this page, between 'PAGE' and 'HISTORY'. Write your opinion and sign it!

But first.. would you take part in a very unusualbut very active lesson about poetry? Watch this: www.teachers.tv/video/22166


Now find out about...:

1. SOUND DEVICES
www.frostfriends.org/sounddevices.html
1.1 Alliteration
http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/writing/style/alliteration

1.2 Assonance
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assonance
http://www.bartleby.com/68/58/5158.html

1.3 Onomatopoeia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Onomatopoeia
http://www.m-w.com/cgi-bin/dictionary?va=onomatopoeia

1.4 Stress

1.5 Rhyme
www.wikipedia.org/wiki/**Rhyme**;
www.pangloss.com/seidel/Poem/

2. FIGURES OF SPEECH
www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/writing/style
http://www.quia.com/hm/80390.html

2.1 Hyperbole
http://www.worsleyschool.net/socialarts/hyperbole/hyperbole2.html
http://volweb.utk.edu/school/bedford/harrisms/hyperbole.htm

2.2 Metaphor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metaphor
2.3 Oxymoron
http://www.oxymorons.com/oxymorons.html
2.4 Personification
http://www.tnellen.com/cybereng/lit_terms/personification.html
http://www.imschools.org/cms/Units/Poetry/personif.htm

2.5 Pun
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pun
http://www.answers.com/topic/pun
2.6 Simile
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simile
2.7 Synaesthesia
http://www.pfmb.uni-mb.si/eng/dept/eng/text/glosfram.htm
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=synaesthesia

2.8 Synecdoche
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synecdoche
www.merriam-webster.com/cgi-bin/ dictionary?sourceid=Mozilla-search&va=synecdoche

2.9 Understatement
http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/writing/style/understatement
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Understatement

3. LAYOUT

4. WRITE YOUR OWN POEM

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