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Poetry and Sonnets

Poetry and sonnets are literary works using poetic structure.  They can include theme, setting, persona, conflict, dramatic irony, symbolism, allusion, figurative language, literary devices, imagery, etc.

There are 8 videos in this category and 179 videos in 53 subcategories.

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Spoken Word Poems of War, Peace, Women, Power
From ted.com, produced by TED Talks
Poet Suheir Hammad performs two spine-tingling spoken-word pieces: "What I Will" and "break (clustered)" -- meditations on war and peace, on women and power. Wait for the astonishing line: "Do not fear what has blown up. If you must, fear the unexplo... [more]
May 6, 2011 at 10:30 PM
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Ages: 16 - 18
Do Lectures: Can Poetry Change a Person?
From dolectures.com, produced by Do Lectures
They can be small Do’s or big Do’s or just extraordinary Do’s. But when you listen to the story of, this is a powerful talk from Chris Henrikson founder of Street Poets Inc. An organisation that is committed to building a community that brings to... [more]
May 10, 2012 at 12:03 PM
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Building Vocabulary with Fruit Haiku
From teachingchannel.org, produced by The Teaching Channel
Lesson ObjectiveTo teach vocabulary and poetry with a slice of healthy eating. Questions to ConsiderSee ways to teach sensory words and syllablesSee students perform their HaikusSee how to expose kids to healthy foods in a fun waySupport Materials Be... [more]
January 22, 2012 at 04:14 PM
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Elements of Poetry: ( An Interactive Game)
From bbc.co.uk, produced by BBC
In this interactive game, students listen to lines of poetry and identify elements of poetry present ( rhyme, imagery, metre).  ( This link is for an interactive game and may take a few minutes to load.)
June 8, 2012 at 09:42 AM
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Ages: 12 - 18
Dangerous Dan McGrew Recited by Robert Service
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Robert Service reciting his own poetry, probably in early 1958. This poem first appeared in 1907 published in "Songs of a Sourdough". Note that there isn't any video. This is an audio only. This would make an excellent listening lesson. Some language... [more]
February 28, 2012 at 10:08 PM
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Billy Collins Video Poem
From YouTube, produced by Diane Lee
This is a short poem about poetry by Billy Collins.  It features writings on the screen with footage that compliments the words.  (01:38)
December 2, 2012 at 11:08 PM
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Romance and Revolution: The Poetry of Pablo Neruda
From YouTube, produced by TED-Ed
A romantic and a revolutionary, Pablo Neruda was one of the most celebrated poets of the 20th century, but also one of the most accessible and controversial. Originally written in Spanish, his poems often use straightforward language and everyday exp... [more]
July 26, 2019 at 07:27 AM
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"New Colossus" by Emma Lazarus
From YouTube, produced by TED-Ed
An animated interpretation of Emma Lazarus' poem "New Colossus" (1.24)
July 22, 2019 at 07:28 AM
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