Do you like poetry? Before you answer, consider the lyrics to your favorite song, the words written in a great book, a famous quote from a person you admire, the way you feel when you visit your secret place, or the smell of a festive meal. Are these things poetry? Yes!! Well, they can be! The first thing to remember about poetry is that it is all around you. Your favorite musical celebrities probably consider themselves poets! Poetry helps us express our thoughts, feelings, and ideas as we relate to the world around us. As we read the poetry of other authors, we understand who they are, what they think, and what we might have in common. Poetry is the "Great Communicator!" It can "talk to our heads and our hearts.
Poetry can be funny, sad, long, short, rhymed, or unrhymed. We call this the purpose, mood, and form of the poem. Poetry can be based on fantasy, your real life or any important event. This is called the theme of poetry. You will use purpose, form, mood, and theme in the activities that follow.
We hope you will enjoy our web site and visit it often as you learn about the poetry that surrounds you and uncover the poems already "written" in your heart.
Quiz over Lyrical Lessons
You can find a well done poetry site at PBS. We are grateful to them for including this site as one of their links.