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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 House That Jack Built

by Mother Goose from The Real Mother Goose

For hundreds of years, children have been delighted ...

400 Words, K-2nd Grades, Rhythm & Rhyme, Summary

Sing a Song of Sixpence

by Mother Goose from The Real Mother Goose

Many generations of English-speaking children have g...

84 Words, K-2nd Grades, Context Clues, Summary

O Captain! My Captain!

by Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman worked as a nurse in Union army hospita...

262 Words, 8th-10th Grades, Figurative Language

A Visit From St. Nicholas

by Clement C. Moore

While this beloved Christmas poem was published anon...

553 Words, 9th-12th Grades, Figurative Language

The Courtship of Miles Standish

by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

In 1858, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote the poem “...

312 Words, 9th-12th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Character Traits, Context Clues, Figurative Language

Annabel Lee

by Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe wrote “Annabel Lee” in 1849. It was ...

333 Words, 6th-9th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Context Clues, Figurative Language, Rhythm & Rhyme

The Raven: Opening Stanzas

by Edgar Allan Poe

This passage is the opening stanzas of Edgar Allan P...

149 Words, 6th-9th Grades, 1300L +, Context Clues

If

by Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling’s poem “If” was published in 1910. I...

297 Words, 5th-8th Grades, 1060L - 1290L, Figurative Language

Macbeth and the Death of Lady Macbeth

by William Shakespeare from Macbeth

Act V, Scene 5 passage: This passage is a speech fro...

189 Words, 10th-12th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Figurative Language, Main / Central Idea, Theme

Fit the First. THE LANDING

by Lewis Carroll from The Hunting of the Snark

The Hunting of the Snark is a nonsense poem by Lewis...

516 Words, 4th-5th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Character Traits, Summary