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Thursday, 1 June 2017

Concrete Poetry - Where Poetry Meets Art


Concrete poetry (or shape poetry) is a type of poetry where the words are arranged in a particular shape that matches the meaning or theme of the poem.  

My middle school students had a lot of fun writing concrete poems as a part of our poetry unit, and they came out so beautifully!  The students were allowed to write their poems on any theme they chose, but I asked them to decorate the page to fit their theme.

Here are some student examples:






Do you teach concrete poetry in your class?  Let me know about your experience with this genre in the comments below.



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