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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

The New Colossus

by Emma Lazarus

Written by Emma Lazurus in 1883, this poem appears o...

141 Words, 9th-12th Grades, Figurative Language, Rhythm & Rhyme, Theme

Defence of Ft. McHenry: The Original Star Spangled Banner

by Francis Scott Key

Before it was the "The Star-Spangled Banner," the ly...

412 Words, 6th-9th Grades, Figurative Language, Rhythm & Rhyme, Summary

The Seagull

by Elizabeth Trach

A trip to the beach means seeing a seagull or two, b...

135 Words, 1st-3rd Grades, Character Traits, Rhythm & Rhyme, Story Elements

I Went Up One Pair of Stairs

by Katharine Pyle from Mother’s Nursery Tales

Young children love silly jokes and always have, as ...

177 Words, K-2nd Grades, Summary, Theme

Sea Hag

by RV Staff Writer J.C.

Intro: This chilling poem should thrill students wh...

263 Words, 5th-7th Grades, Context Clues, Theme

Leprechaun Games

by Elizabeth Trach

Leprechauns only come out on St. Patrick's Day, so t...

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

Primary Source: Comanche, the Army Horse and Hero

from "The Tribune" (San Luis Obispo, California) June 1, 1878

Comanche, a U.S. Army horse, was known as the only U...

658 Words, 4th-8th Grades, Context Clues, Figurative Language, Summary

The Jabberwocky

by Lewis Carroll from Through the Looking Glass

In "Through the Looking Glass" Lewis Carroll writes ...

174 Words, 3rd-5th Grades, Figurative Language, Story Elements

An Enigma

by Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) loved a good riddle poem...

170 Words, 10th-12th Grades, Rhythm & Rhyme, Summary

The Road Not Taken

by Robert Frost

This poem by Robert Frost about life's choices is pe...

151 Words, 8th-12th Grades, Figurative Language, Theme