This elective allows the student to develop language skills and an appreciation for poetry through a variety of poems. Students will explore different types of poetry, such as acrostic poems, list poems, free verse, haiku, rhyming poems, narrative poems, and limericks. Various poets will be featured. Students will develop poet craft, through the use of sound word choice, creative Imagery, and figurative language. Students will develop poetry portfolios and create their own poems at t eh conclusion of this elective.