My lucky charm, an anointed rabbit paw.
Apollo, miniature, Pythian, statuesque.
The white of my eye, my dropping jaw.
Only a whale, not a metaphor.
~ Stuart Barnes from 'You're'
Our curriculum-aligned Poetry Object resources can be adapted for a range of learning contexts, supporting single lessons or term-long units.
These free digital resources contain:
- Pre-writing exercises to help poem drafting
- Guides to editing and peer-reviewing for students
- Individual and group poem activities
- Poetry Object winning and commissioned poems
More digital resources
ClickView poetic techniques – video series
Delve into poetic devices with this free series of Poetry Object-inspired animations and curriculum-aligned resources that introduce alliteration, imagery, metaphor, onomatopoeia, personification and simile.
Poetry Object Digital Workshop – Poetic Devices (Years K–6)
Led by Kirli Saunders, students in Years K-6 will sharpen skills in creative writing by developing a range of poetic techniques including alliteration, imagery, metaphor, personification, onomatopoeia and simile. Delivered by Red Room Poetry via DART, in partnership with NSW Department of Education.
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Poetry Object workshop at Powerhouse Museum
Poetry Object student poems
Discover a digital collection of more than 18,000+ student poems from Poetry Object in years past. Take inspiration from poems nestled within constellations, carried between covers of a stamp book, about old friends and baby handprints...
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