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Building Poems

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The second book of Michael Clay Thompson's stunning new Poetry series uses architecture as an extended metaphor, showing that poems are constructed like buildings and with careful attention to every detail.

Topics: alliteration, assonance, consonance, end rhyme, rhyme scheme, internal rhyme, eye-rhyme, foot, iamb, trochee, anapest, dactyl, spondee, sonnet, ballad, rime royal, limerick, simile, metaphor, personification, apostrophe, endstopped/enjambed. Can be used as a stand-alone introduction to poetry for young students, or to set the stage for a more advanced program in middle or high school.

Enables students to understand and appreciate poetry on a far higher level than usual. Stunningly presented.

Listen to Michael Clay Thomson as he recites many of the poems in this edition. Poets quoted in this volume include: Lewis Carroll, TS Eliot, Gelett Burgess, Emily Dickinson, William Blake, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Robet Louis Stevenson, John Keats, Edward Lear, Walt Whitman, Lord Byron, Robert Frost, Henry Longfellow, Percy Shelley,William Shakespeare, Ralph Waldo Emerson.

What's New in Version 1.2

Updated for use with the Instructor's Manual. Pretest and post-test added; answers are in the Instructor's Manual. Review quiz now available online.


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Building Poems
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  • $24.99
  • Level: Grades 4-6
  • Available on iPad, iPhone and Mac.
  • Category: Poetry
  • Published: Dec 15, 2014
  • Publisher: Royal Fireworks Publishing
  • Seller: Royal Fireworks Publishing Co., Inc.
  • Print Length: 125 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Version: 1.2
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iPad with iBooks 2 or later and iOS 5 or later, or an iPhone with iOS 8.4 or later, or a Mac with OS X 10.9 or later.

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