Birth of the Poet, Carl August Ehrensvard, 1795
Birth of the Poet, Carl August Ehrensvard, 1795


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Poetry Through the Ages
  • Let students click through this interactive site to get a feel for a variety of poetic forms and their origin!

Poetic Forms
  • A Collection of forms with historical analysis and examples


Interactive Poetry Writing Sites


What Am I? Writing Riddle Poems from NCTE

Poetry Idea Engine: Haiku, Limerick, Cinquain, Free Verse

Poetry Writing Student Interactives

RhymeZone Rhyming Dictionary

Blackout Poetry



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Resources for Writing and Teaching Poetry


Writing Poetry from Reading Rockets on YouTube

Apps for Poets

Introducing Metaphors through Poetry from EDSITEment

Recognizing Similes: Fast as a Whip from EDSITEment

Poetry 180: A Poem A Day for American High Schools

Favorite Poem Project: Americans Saying the Poems They Love

Learning Lab: The Poetry Foundation