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Experiencing Epics and Poetry

Length:  18 weeks
Content-type: Text-based
Age/Grade: 7th – 8th Grades
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Experiencing Epics and Poetry is a basic introduction to various poetic forms for middle school students. Ample opportunities to read and write poetry are included, as well as opportunities to identify numerous poetic elements and devices.

Course Introduction

What makes an epic an epic? What makes narrative poetry different from lyric poetry? What can we learn that will improve our own writing by reading the works of authors such as Robert Frost, Edgar Allan Poe, John Keats, and other masters? Dive into this introduction to epics and poetry and discover the answers to these and many more questions.

  • Part One: Epic Poetry
    • Lesson One: Introduction to Epic Poetry
    • Lesson Two: The Epic Hero Cycle
    • Lesson Three: Oral Traditions
    • Lesson Four: An Epic Poem
    • Lesson Five: Analysis
    • Lesson Six: Update and Recite
  • Part Two: Narrative and Lyric Poetry
    • Lesson Seven: What Is Narrative Poetry?
    • Lesson Eight: Write a Narrative Poem
    • Lesson Nine: What Is Lyric Poetry?
    • Lesson Ten: Lyric Poetry in Songs
    • Lesson Eleven: Poems Reflecting the Natural World, Part One
    • Lesson Twelve: Poems Reflecting the Natural World, Part Two
  • Part Three: Poetic Structures
    • Lesson Thirteen: Haiku
    • Lesson Fourteen: Sonnet
    • Lesson Fifteen: Free Verse
    • Lesson Sixteen: Other Traditional Poetic Forms
    • Lesson Seventeen: Hebrew Poetry
    • Lesson Eighteen: 21st-Century Poetic Forms

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