This workbook provides a thorough exploration of the poetic devices students will encounter during high school. Each chapter is based around a technique used in poetry and is accompanied by a poem that specially demonstrates how it is used. The chapters include in-depth analysis of the poems. Questions are then provided for students to attempt and test their understanding. They can check their responses against the sample answers included at the end.
The workbook contains units on:
Personfication, with The Fog by F.R. McCreary
Repetition, with Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost
Simile, with Ars Poetica by Archibald Macleish
Imagery, with The Old Men Admiring Themselves in the Water by W.B. Yeats
Imagery, with Old Man by Robert Gray
Imagery, with Widowes by Peter Skrzynecki
Symbolism, with A strange bird by Michael Dransfield
Metaphor, with My Papa's Waltz by Theodore Roethke
Allusion, with Fire Escape by (Fastball) Miles Zuniga
Allusion, with Autobiography by Joanne Burns
Suggested answers are included at the end of the workbook.