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How to Write an Exaggeration Poem

The best poetry writing lesson of all time is here for you! Learn all about the art of exaggeration with a lesson on exaggeration poems, which instructs students to use wild imagery to convey their message.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Include in a lesson on figurative language, particularly when discussing hyperbole and metaphor
  • Have volunteers read their poems out loud to their peers in a class poetry slam
Classroom Considerations
  • Examples follow a strong poetic rhythm, which may be intimidating to beginning poets; try to find an example that is written in free verse as well
  • Lesson requires access to the Internet
Pros
  • Incorporates writing and literary analysis skills into one lesson
  • Examples are humorous and engaging
Cons
  • None