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Elements of Poetry PowerPoint - Year 5 and Year 6

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A 25 slide editable PowerPoint template to use when introducing students to the elements of poetry.

Poetry is an extremely broad genre of imaginative writing. As teachers, it is sometimes difficult to know where to begin!

This PowerPoint presentation has been designed to introduce your students to five commonly used elements of poetry. It provides an overview and example of the following poetic elements:

  • structure and form
  • rhythm
  • rhyme
  • sound devices
  • figurative language.

A PDF version of the PowerPoint is also available. Teachers may wish to choose specific slides to be used as a classroom display.

This is one of our top ten most downloaded poetry resources.

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  • ACELT1610

    Recognise that ideas in literary texts can be conveyed from different viewpoints, which can lead to different kinds of interpretations and responsesElaborationsidentifying the narrative voice (the person or entity through whom the audience experience...

  • ACELY1701

    Identify and explain characteristic text structures and language features used in imaginative, informative and persuasive texts to meet the purpose of the textElaborationsexplaining how the features of a text advocating community action, for example ...

  • ACELY1711

    Analyse how text structures and language features work together to meet the purpose of a textElaborationscomparing the structures and features of different texts, including print and digital sources on similar topics, and evaluating which features be...

  • ACELT1617

    Identify the relationship between words, sounds, imagery and language patterns in narratives and poetry such as ballads, limericks and free verseElaborationsidentifying how language choice and imagery build emotional connection and engagement with th...

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  • Typo fixed on slide 6.

    Fix by Victoria (Teach Starter) Jul 16th, 2017

  • Tuning in activity with 7 new slides added.

    Addition by Stephanie (Teach Starter) Mar 19th, 2017

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