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Poetry Reading Passages

Poetry is a written piece that emphasizes ideas or feelings. It often uses imagery, emotion, figurative language, rhythm, and rhyme. Some poems, like a sonnet or haiku, have a prescribed form. Others, such as free verse, have no specific format.

(62) Results for Poetry Reading Passages

A Child’s Garden of Verses

It’s hard to believe that the same person who wrote “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” could write charming children’s poetry, but Rob...

Reading Set: 7 Passages

U.S. Presidents

Forty-four men have served as President of the United States. They have lead the country through wars, economic depressions, ...

Reading Set: 10 Passages

Edgar Allan Poe

Macabre, dark, foreboding; these adjectives are often used to describe the works of Edgar Allan Poe. While this is true of ma...

Reading Set: 5 Passages

Sophie and the Bears Dance

Sophie dances with her bears.

May Day

by Elizabeth Trach

Spring has sprung in fairy land! See how they celebr...

46 Words, 1st-2nd Grades, Rhythm & Rhyme, Story Elements, Theme

Sonnet XLIII

by Elizabeth Barrett Browning from Sonnets from the Portuguese

One of the greatest love poems of all times, Elizabe...

132 Words, 10th-12th Grades, Context Clues, Rhythm & Rhyme, Theme

Block City

by Robert Louis Stevenson from A Child's Garden of Verses

Before there were Lego sets, there were wooden block...

219 Words, 1st-3rd Grades, Rhythm & Rhyme, Story Elements, Summary

Cielito Lindo

by Traditional

Presented here in both Spanish and English, this tra...

216 Words, 6th-8th Grades, Context Clues, Figurative Language

Mending Wall

by Robert Frost

One of Robert Frost's most famous poems "Mending Wal...

401 Words, 9th-12th Grades, Character Traits, Summary, Theme

Old Dog

by RV Staff Writer J.C.

This short but impactful poem describes the ways a p...

197 Words, 6th-9th Grades, Rhythm & Rhyme, Summary, Theme