Understanding Poetry (Elementary)

Introduce young readers to poetry analysis with a worksheet that uses Emily Bronte's "Spellbound" to model how poets use word choice, the sounds of words, the repetition of words, and rhyming patterns to create the mood, tone, and meaning in their poems.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use the resource at the beginning of a poetry unit to model how the poet combines various literary elements to build meaning in a poem
Classroom Considerations

  • Part of a series of worksheets designed to build understanding of how to read and analyze poetry

  • The exercises offer suggested responses and ask readers to select the best one

  • No answer key is included