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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

All the World's a Stage

by William Shakespeare from As You Like It

Act II Scene 7 passage: This famous monolouge from S...

224 Words, 9th-10th Grades, Context Clues, Figurative Language

Sonnet 130

by William Shakespeare

Primarily known for his plays, Shakespeare also wrot...

126 Words, 10th-12th Grades, Figurative Language, Rhythm & Rhyme, Theme

A Valentine

by Edgar Allan Poe

Always full of mystery, Edgar Allan Poe wrote this p...

193 Words, 9th-12th Grades, Context Clues, Figurative Language, Theme

Portia's Speech

by William Shakespeare from The Merchant of Venice

Act IV, Scene 1 passage: William Shakespeare's chara...

243 Words, 9th-12th Grades, Figurative Language, Theme

The Line-Gang

by Robert Frost

Robert Frost (1874-1963) is one of the most celebrat...

112 Words, 8th-10th Grades, Context Clues, Figurative Language

The Landing

by Lewis Carroll from The Hunting of the Snark

Fit the First passage: Lewis Carroll's "The Hunting ...

537 Words, 4th-6th Grades, Context Clues, Figurative Language, Summary

The Story of Fidgety Philip

by Dr. Heinrich Hoffmann from Struwwelpeter: Merry Tales and Funny Pictures

“The Story of Fidgety Philip” is a poem from the boo...

214 Words, 3rd-5th Grades, Context Clues, Rhythm & Rhyme, Summary

The Witch Tells Fortunes

by Alice Hale Burnett from Hallowe'en at Merryvale

Chapter V passage: Alice Hale Burnett's Merryvale B...

989 Words, 4th-6th Grades, Context Clues, Rhythm & Rhyme, Summary

The Elephant in the Room

by RV Staff Writer J.C.

How did it get here? No one knows. How to get it out...

434 Words, 3rd-5th Grades, Character Traits, Point of View, Summary

Picture-books in Winter

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

“A Child’s Garden of Verses” is Robert Louis Stevens...

110 Words, 1st-3rd Grades, Figurative Language, Theme