Poetry Workbook for Years 7 & 8

Author: Larry Grumley & Jeff Sinclair, Publisher: Five Senses

Five Senses Skillbuilders no. 33

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.

More Information
Year Level Year 7, Year 8
Date of Publication 1999
ISBN 9781876028688
Subject English
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