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How to Read a Poem, Part 5: So What?

How to Read a Poem, Part 5: So What?

Today, we’ll be wrapping up our series on how to read a poem by asking, “So what?” Now that we’ve read some poems, dug into poetic language, and examined form, it’s time to bring everything we've learned together.

Learn About Ballads

Learn About Ballads

What’s a ballad? The word might make you think of sad songs about leaving your true love with only a suitcase and your guitar, but ballads are actually some of the oldest forms of poetry and trace back to the Middle Ages. So get ready for some songs and tales as we learn about ballads!

How to Read a Poem, Part 4: Find the Form

How to Read a Poem, Part 4: Find the Form

Today is our chance to get into the element that makes a poem look so different from other types of writing: its form. We’ll be looking at line breaks, enjambment, and all sorts of delightful poetic play! So buckle up and get your building blocks ready for some fun with form!

Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr.

Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr.

February is Black History Month in the United States, celebrating the achievements of African Americans and remembering the ongoing history of racial tension in the US. Today, we would like to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr., and his achievements for Civil Rights in the US as well as highlighting a wonderful poetry book about Dr. King that is worth adding to your bookshelves.

Happy Lunar New Year!

Happy Lunar New Year!

This year, February 5th marks the first day of the Lunar New Year, also called Chinese New Year, celebrated with days and weeks of festivity around the globe! We'll join in the fun today by recommending some great poetry collections and ways to celebrate in your own home.