This category contains sites that provide information, tips, guides, and activities to help kids and teens learn about writing poetry.
Many young people enjoy expressing themselves through poetry, and it is often included as part of an English writing course.
A course on writing poems in rhyme, meter, and inherited forms. Covers the sonnet, sestina, and villanelle.
A dictionary explaining the different types and features of poems.
Contains suggestions for creating haiku poetry. Includes link to haiku by J.W. Hackett.
A list of links to sites that define, explain, and give examples of a variety of poetic forms.
Online workshop with the popular children's poet includes tips, writing exercises, revision guidelines, and a place to publish online.
Online search engine rhyming database. Plug in a word and get a list of potential words that rhyme.
About.com article covering the elements of poetic composition, what to write about, and exercises for getting started. Includes sections on diction, rhyme, free verse, and concrete poetry.
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