Poetry Graphic Organizers for Any Poem


Poetry graphic organizers work with any poem or poetry unit. Encourage students to explore their understandings of poetry with a variety of tools that allow for student choice.

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Poetry graphic organizers provide freedom and fun for secondary language arts students. With this variety of tools, students can study any poem.

Specific poetry graphic organizers included:

1. Just Think!

Student reflection graphic organizer.

2. Basics

Title, author, theme, stanzas, scheme, speaker.

3. What’s That Sound?

Alliteration, assonance, consonance.

4. Take Three

Rhythm, repetition, rhyme.

5. Questions?

Time, setting, imagery, word choice, symbol, rhyme scheme.

6. Branching Out

Language choice and its effect.

7. Figurative Language

Simile, metaphor, personification, hyperbole, allusion.

8. Figurative Language

Open-ended format for discovery. Use this graphic organizer to limit or expand the study of figurative language.

9. Figurative Language

Simile, imagery, consonance, symbolism, hyperbole, alliteration, onomatopoeia, assonance, metaphor.

10. Modernism

Use with a poem from the modernist time period, and explore the elements of modernism from the poem.

11. Postmodernism

Use with a poem from the postmodernist time period, and explore the elements of postmodernism from the poem.


These poetry graphic organizers allow for student choice and alternatives.


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