How To Read a Poem, Part 1: Getting Started

How To Read a Poem, Part 1: Getting Started

Are you intimidated by the thought of reading poetry? Do you want to learn more tips and techniques for reading it as a family? We are starting a new series at Poetry Teatime on how to read a poem. Today, we'll be talking about the very first things you can do when you start to read a poem.

New Year's Poetry: Auld Lang Syne

New Year's Poetry: Auld Lang Syne

Happy New Year to everyone! To celebrate the day, let's take a look at a classic poem traditionally associated with New Year's Day: "Auld Lang Syne," written down by Scottish poet Robert Burns and based on traditional Scottish lyrics and melody.

Learn About Formal Versus Free Verse Poetry

Learn About Formal Versus Free Verse Poetry

Here at Poetry Teatime, we spend a lot of time talking about poetry. But how exactly do you read a poem? In the new year, we’re going to start a series called "How to Read a Poem" that will give you some simple tools to help you tackle any poem you come across. Today, though, we're going to start small by taking a look at the two basic types of poetry: formal and free verse.

Holiday Poetry Collections

Holiday Poetry Collections

The holiday season is fast approaching, and it’s the perfect time of year to cuddle up by the fire with a book of poetry! We’d like to introduce some of our favorite collections of holiday-related poetry for your enjoyment today. So be sure to bundle up and read on!

Remembrance Themed Teatime

Remembrance Themed Teatime

In honor of the 100-year anniversary of Armistice Day on November 11, which marks the end of WWI, and in honor of Veteran’s Day in the US, today’s teatime remembers the brave men and women who are members of the military and those who sacrificed their lives in wartime.

Poetry Prompt: Nonsense Poem

Poetry Prompt: Nonsense Poem

What is a Jabberwock and how does it whiffle through the tulgey wood? What’s a vorpal sword and why does it go snicker-snack? Today, we’re going to use our imaginations to create wonderful poetic nonsense that will rival even Lewis Carroll’s masterpiece, “Jabberwocky.”

How to Memorize Poetry

How to Memorize Poetry

Memorizing poetry is a fantastic way to make poetry a part of your family’s daily rhythms and expand your horizons with wisdom, beauty, or just a bit of silliness! You don’t have to be a genius with a photographic memory to memorize poems, either. So let’s dive in and memorize some poetry!

October Themed Teatime

October Themed Teatime

October is here, and so is the time for sipping hot cocoa in front of the fire, reading poems that send a tingle down your spine, and long walks through crunching leaves. So cuddle up with blankets and poems for today’s Poetry Teatime!