Students often complain poetry is the most difficult literary genre to understand.
Poetic Insight can help teachers change that. The book is organized into separate units on concepts such as thought and theme, feeling and emotion, simile and metaphor and word choice. Each chapter explains the applications and nuances of structures, forms and themes and gives examples of some of the world’s best poetry. Review questions cover both specific poems and general concepts to make sure students can apply what they’ve learned in any situation.