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Poetry Resources for Students

These free poetry and writing resources includes a range of resources specifically designed to help students. We've included some great poetry resources for students and any/all readers looking for great poetry, poetry information, poetry contests and awards, directory of past and present famous poets and books, etc. We also inclue examples of various types of poetic forms and poem categories.

For Students

Here are a few select poetry related web pages for students on PoetrySoup.

Student's BookShelf

Extenal Poetry Websites

A few of the best websites to use for school project research and to find out more about poetry.

Forum Areas for Students

Looking for a Poem
Can't find a poem you've heard once? Looking for a poem for a special person or an occasion? Ask other member for help.

Writing Poetry
Ways to improve your poetry. Post your techniques, tips, and creative ideas how to write better.

High Critique
For students who want unrestricted constructive criticism. This is NOT a vanity workshop. If you do not want your poem seriously critiqued, do not post here. Constructive criticism only. PLEASE Only Post One Poem a Day!!!

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Ask PoetrySoup Members how to do something or find something on PoetrySoup.

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Education-By-Poetry-Robert-Frost.pdf PDF file 57 KB
Elements-of-Poetry.pdf PDF file 87 KB
Examples_of_Haiku_Poems.pdf PDF file 124 KB
how-to-read-poem.pdf PDF file 15 KB
How_To_Teach_Poetry.ppt PPT file 586 KB
introduction_to_poetry.ppt PPT file 1,192 KB
Introduction_to_Reading_and_Understanding_Poetry.ppt PPT file 3,601 KB
lesson_plans_worksheets20-days-of-poetry.doc Microsoft Word document 136 KB
lesson_plans_worksheetsFigurative_Language_in_Poetry_Analysis_Worksheet.pdf PDF file 320 KB
lesson_plans_worksheetshaiku_lesson_plans.pdf PDF file 335 KB
lesson_plans_worksheetsOde_Poetry_Writing_Worksheet.pdf PDF file 136 KB
lesson_plans_worksheetspantoum_poem_poetry_worksheet.pdf PDF file 72 KB
lesson_plans_worksheetsPoetry_Analysis_Worksheet.pdf PDF file 15 KB
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meterMetered_Poetry.pdf PDF file 63 KB
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meterrhyme-in-poetry.pdf PDF file 90 KB
Mill_What Is Poetry.pdf PDF file 71 KB
Narrative_Poetry_Lesson.pdf PDF file 97 KB
Poem Analysis.doc Microsoft Word document 58 KB
poemsBeowulf.txt Text file 294 KB
poemsDantes_Divine_Comedy_Complete_by_Dante_Alighieri.htm HTM file 36 KB
poemsedgar-allen-poe-complete-poems.pdf PDF file 2,590 KB
poemsEdgar_Allan_Poe_Complete_Works.txt Text file 400 KB
poemsEdgar_Allan_Poe_Poemas_Spanish.txt Text file 91 KB
poemsEmily_Dickinson_Poems_Series_One.txt Text file 63 KB
poemsEmily_Dickinson_Poems_Series_Three.txt Text file 203 KB
poemsEmily_Dickinson_Poems_Series_Two.txt Text file 90 KB
poemsLeaves_of_Grass_by_Walt_Whitman.htm HTM file 883 KB
poemsPoems_And_Songs_Of_Robert_Burns_by_Robert_Burns.txt Text file 848 KB
poemsThe Collected Poems of Rupert Brooke.txt Text file 172 KB
poemsThe_Canterbury_Tales_and_Other _Poems_by_Geoffrey_Chaucer.txt Text file 1,662 KB
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poemsThe_Patriotic_Poems_of_Walt_Whitman_by_Walt_Whitman.txt Text file 194 KB
poemsThe_Raven_Edgar_Allan_Poe.txt Text file 64 KB
poemsThe_Vision_of_Hell_Complete_by Dante_Alighieri.htm HTM file 294 KB
poemsThe_Waste_Land_by_T_S_Eliot.txt Text file 39 KB
poemsThe_Works_of_Edgar_Allan_Poe_by_Edgar_Allan_Poe_Volume_1.txt Text file 537 KB

Poetry by Form

ABC Abecedarian
Acrostic Alexandrine
Alliteration Ballad
Ballade Bio
Blank verse Blitz
Burlesque Canzone
Carpe Diem Chant Royal
Chastushka Choka
Cinqku Cinquain
Classicism Clerihew
Concrete Couplet
Cowboy Crown of Sonnets
Crystalline Curtal Sonnet
Diamante Didactic
Diminished Hexaverse Dizain
Dodoitsu Double Dactyl
Dramatic monologue Dramatic Verse (Verse Drama)
Ekphrasis (Ecphrasis) Elegy
Enclosed Rhyme Englyn
Epic Epigram
Epitaph Epithalamium
Epulaeryu Epyllion
Etheree Fibonacci
Footle Free verse
Ghazal Grook
Haibun Haiku
Hamd Heroic Couplets
Hybronnet I do not know?
Iambic Pentameter Idyll (Idyl)
Imagism Italian Sonnet
Jueju Kimo
Kwansaba Kyrielle
Lanterne Lay
Lento Light Poetry
Limerick List
Lyric Madah
Manqabat Marsiya
Masnavi McWhirtle
Monoku Monorhyme
Munaajaat Musaddas
Naat Name
Narrative Nazm
Ninette Nonet
Ode Ottava rima
Pantoum Parallelismus Membrorum
Pastoral Personification
Prose Prose Poetry
Qasida Qawwali
Quatern Quatorzain
Quatrain Questionku
Quintain (English) Quintain (Sicilian)
Quintella Rengay
Rhyme Rhyme royal
Rictameter Rispetto
Romanticism Rondeau
Rondeau Redouble Ruba'i
Rubaiyat Salaam
Sapphic stanza Sedoka
Seharaa Senryu
Sestina Shape
Sijo Sonnet
Suzette Prime Tail-rhyme
Tanka Tazkira
Terza Rima Terzanelle
Tetractys Than-Bauk
Triolet Tyburn
Vaasokht Verse
Villanelle Vogon

Poetry on/about

absence abuse
addiction adventure
africa age
allah allegory
allusion america
analogy angel
anger angst
animal anniversary
anti bullying appreciation
april arabic
art assonance
august autumn
baby bangla
baptism baseball
basketball beach
beautiful beauty
bereavement best friend
betrayal bible
bio bird
birth birthday
black african american blessing
blue boat
body books
boyfriend break up
bridal shower brother
bullying business
butterfly cancer
candy car
care career
caregiving cat
celebration celebrity
change chanukah
character cheer up
child childhood
children chocolate
christian christmas
city class
clothes color
community computer
conflict confusion
cool corruption
courage cousin
cowboy crazy
creation cry
culture cute love
dad dance
dark daughter
day death
death of a friend december
dedication deep
depression desire
devotion discrimination
dog dream
drink earth
earth day easter
education emo
emotions encouraging
england environment
epic eulogy
eve evil
fairy faith
family fantasy
farewell farm
fashion father
father daughter fathers day
fear february
feelings film
fire firework
first love fish
fishing flower
flying food
football for children
for her for him
for kids forgiveness
freedom friend
friendship fruit
fun funeral
funny funny love
future games
garden gender
giggle girl
girlfriend giving
god golf
good morning good night
goodbye gothic
graduation grandchild
granddaughter grandfather
grandmother grandparents
grandson grave
green grief
growing up growth
hair halloween
happiness happy
happy birthday hate
health heart
heartbroken heaven
hello hero
high school hilarious
hindi hip hop
history hockey
holiday holocaust
home homework
hope horror
horse house
how i feel howl
humor humorous
hurt husband
hyperbole i love you
i miss you identity
image imagery
imagination immigration
innocence insect
inspiration inspirational
international internet
introspection ireland
irony islamic
january jealousy
jesus jewish
jobs journey
joy judgement
july june
kid kindergarten
kiss language
leadership leaving
life light
little sister london
loneliness lonely
longing loss
lost lost love
love love hurts
lust lyric
magic malayalam
marathi march
marriage math
may me
memorial day memory
men mentor
metaphor middle school
military miracle
mirror miss you
missing missing you
mom money
moon morning
mother mother daughter
mothers day mountains
moving on murder
muse music
my child my children
mystery mythology
name native american
natural disasters nature
new year new york
nice niece
night nonsense
nostalgia november
nursery obituary
ocean october
old onomatopoeia
pain paradise
parents paris
parody pashto
passion patriotic
peace people
pets philosophy
places poems
poetess poetry
poets political
pollution poverty
power prayer
preschool pride
princess prison
psychological quinceanera
race racism
rain rainbow
rainforest rap
recovery from red
relationship religion
religious remember
repetition retirement
rights river
romance romantic
rose rude
sad sad love
satire scary
school science
science fiction sea
seasons self
senses sensual
september sexy
sick silly
silver simile
simple sin
sister sky
slam slavery
sleep smile
snow soccer
social society
softball soldier
son song
sorrow sorry
soulmate sound
space spanish
spiritual spoken word
sports spring
star stars
storm strength
stress student
success suicide
summer sun
sweet symbolism
sympathy tamil
teacher technology
teen teenage
thank you thanks
thanksgiving tiger
time today
together travel
tree tribute
trust truth
uplifting urban
urdu usa
vacation valentines day
vanity veterans day
violence visionary
vogon voice
volleyball voyage
war water
weather wedding
wife wind
wine winter
wisdom woman
women word play
words work
world write
writing yellow

Famous Poetry

adventure allah
angel angst
animal anniversary
april art
autumn baby
ballad baptism
baseball beach
beautiful beauty
birthday boyfriend
brother business
butterfly cat
child childhood
christian christmas
confusion courage
dad dance
dark daughter
death dedication
depression devotion
dog dream
easter education
faith family
farewell father
fear flower
food football
forgiveness freedom
friendship funeral
funny girl
girlfriend god
goodbye graduation
grandfather grandmother
grief haiku
halloween happiness
happy hate
health heaven
history hockey
holiday holocaust
home hope
horse humorous
husband imagination
inspiration inspirational
introspection january
jesus journey
life lonely
loss lost
love lyric
marriage memory
metaphor miracle
mom moon
mother music
mystery name
nature nostalgia
ocean pain
passion patriotic
peace people
pets philosophy
places political
prayer rain
relationship religion
religious retirement
romance romantic
rose sad
school science
sea seasons
sister snow
soldier son
song sonnet
sorrow sorry
spiritual sport
spring star
stress success
suicide summer
sympathy teacher
teen thank you
thanksgiving time
tree tribute
uplifting war
water wedding
wife winter
woman women
work write