A Glossary of Poetry Terms for Students

The Poetry Foundation offers some helpful resources for teachers and students. One of the resources that immediately jumped out at me when I visited the Poetry Foundation’s Learning Lab was the glossary of poetry terms. Students can search the glossary alphabetically, by form & type of poem, by rhyme & meter, by schools & projects, by technique, and by theory or criticism.

The Poetry Foundation offers a free mobile app for iOS and Android. The app allows users to search for poems, save poems, and share favorite poems with their friends. You can search for poems by poet, by title, or by entering a line or two of a favorite poem.

Applications for Education
The Poetry Foundation’s glossary and mobile apps could be helpful study and review resources for high school and college students. You could design a lesson around the glossary in which you ask students to find poems that exemplify various terms from the glossary.


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