Poem-based Questions

Some questions you can use in the classroom with the poems on this site:

  1. Which poem do you most connect with? Why?
  2. What is the topic of this poem?
  3. How does the poem’s title relate to its topic?
  4. What can you infer about the author’s point of view? Support your answer with details from the text.
  5. What is most likely the author’s purpose for writing this poem?
  6. How does the poem’s background image and/or layout complement it?
  7. What poetic devices, if any, are used in this poem?
  8. What effect do these poetic devices have on the poem?
  9. What is one question you have for the author of this poem?
  10. Write a poem of your own using images and/or layout to enhance it.

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