Rhyme and Reason: Understanding Poetry

Rhyme and Reason: Understanding Poetry


“Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.” - Robert Frost


Poetry has transformed throughout the centuries, emerging from strict rhythm and rhyme to free verse and concrete poetry. Exploring various poem types, students will examine tones and themes to decipher the poet’s intention. Students will engage in analyzing a poem of their choice, engaging in thoughtful, elaborate discussion. And suddenly, before you know it, you’ve transformed into an informed poet!


Materials: If by Rudyard Kipling & 101 More Classic Poems, by Classic Poets



  • Minimum recommended age: 11
  • Instructor: Ms Anna Bonney
  • Wednesdays, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM ET
  • 8 classes
  • November 10, 17, December 1, 8, January 5, 12, 19, 26 (no class November 24, December 15, 22, 29)