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Exploring Genres: Poetry

What is Poetry?

  • A form of writing that expresses an idea or feeling
  • Written in verse or lines
  • There is often a rhythm or rhyme in the combination of words
  • Poems often use imagery to help the reader feel or see
  • There are many different types of poetry with specific formats like Haiku, Diamante, Acrostic, etc.
  • Anyone can write a poem!

Novels in verse

Novels in verse tell a story through the format of poetry.

Poetry Books in our Library

The call number for poetry in the library is 811.
Here's a few favorites:

Diamante Poems - Interactive

Acrostic Poems - Interactive

Theme Poems - Interactive