How would you describe love in one word?
"Students will read poems that explore the theme of love."
Love poems are a great way to express your feelings. They can be romantic, funny, or sad. You can write love poems to your crush, your partner, or even yourself.
Love Poems: Expressing Feelings Through Words
Rhyme: A rhyme is a repetition of similar sounds in two or more words. Metaphor: A metaphor is a figure of speech that makes a comparison between two things that are not alike. Simile: A simile is a figure of speech that compares two unlike things using the words 'like' or 'as'.
Some of the oldest known love poems were written in Sanskrit 4,000 years ago. Romeo and Juliet is one of the most popular love stories written as a play in 1595. 'To His Coy Mistress' by Andrew Marvell is an example of a metaphysical poem about love written in 1681.
Work together in pairs: What are some literary devices used to convey a message of love in a poem?
Work together in pairs: What themes are common in love poems that you read in class?
Brain break: Draw a picture of a giant elephant playing a giant violin!
What type of poem is a love poem?
Which of these words is not usually used in a love poem?
What is the main purpose of a love poem?
- To express admiration
- To share personal experiences
- To proclaim political views
- To entertain readers
Which of these is not a common theme in a love poem?
What type of poem is written in iambic pentameter?