Grammar of Poetry


Matt Whitling

Media: Book Package + DVD

Poetry is about much more than just coming up with rhymes at a moment's notice: poetry is a study of the craft of language.

This is the ideal introductory course for students and teachers discovering the art of poetry. As a 'grammar,' it teaches the fundamentals of poetry from scansion and rhyme to more advanced concepts like spatial poetry and synecdoche. Using the classical methodology of imitation (advocated by educators like Quintilian and Benjamin Franklin), this text makes students become active participants as they learn the craft of writing poems. It also offers practical tips and helps, including how to use a rhyming dictionary, how great writers use figures of speech effectively, and even when to break the rules of poetry. Its goal is to show students how to capably interact not just with poems, but with language in any situation.

Developed and used at Logos School with great success, the thirty lessons in Grammar of Poetry contain instruction on ten powerful tropes, student activities for every chapter, riddles to solve, a glossary of terms, a list of over 150 quality poems to integrate, and real-life examples from Shakespeare to traditional tongue twisters. It is designed for a semester at the 6-9th grade level, but is perfectly appropriate for anyone with basic writing skills and the desire to learn poetry.

In the thirty lessons in the Grammar of Poetry DVD Course, Matt Whitling pulls from years of classroom experience as he works through all of these elements on screen.

This package contains everything you would need to teach your student poetry: textbook, Matt Whitling explaining each lesson on DVD, and even all the answers to the exercises.

This package contains the three items below at great value (more than 20% off!):

 Grammar of Poetry Student textbook, 174 pages, $22.00

 Grammar of Poetry Teacher's Edition, 196 pages, $24.00

 Grammar of Poetry DVD course, 6+ hours of instruction, $85.00

Click here for the Grammar of Poetry errata sheet. Many thanks to our gracious students and teachers who have written in with corrections!

What People Are Saying:

"Grammar of Poetry is a masterpiece of enjoyable reading and enriching information." -Andrew Pudewa Director, Institute for Excellence in Writing


"This has been fantastic!" -Homeschooling Mom

"This is THE BEST grammar school poetry curriculum out there!!! Get it! You won't regret it!" -Mom

"I've never seen a course such as this offered, and I am very excited to have it in our curriculum line up this school year!" -Michelle

"We are learning so much with this video course on the imitation of writing. The art of poetry!" -Tricia

"In 23 years of homeschooling, I count the The Grammar of Poetry as a Home school Must Have, regardless of your pedagogy, kids abilities or appreciation of poetry." -Homeschooling Mom

"Grammar of Poetry is certainly not the only poetry class you will want for your children, but it is a wonderful introductory course. It is easy to teach, easy to learn, and fun to do. I know that now, when we read poetry, either just for enjoyment, or as a literature assignment, Emily will better understand the technical aspects of each poem and will be sure to notice how the tropes and meter affect the message and sound of the poems." -Debbie

Matt Whitling is the principal of Logos School in Moscow, Idaho, and the author of the best-selling Grammar of Poetry textbook. He is also a featured speaker at the Association of Classical Christian School's Annual Conference and a member of the New Saint Andrews College Board. He and his wife Tora live in Moscow, Idaho and have seven children.

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AUTHOR: Matt Whitling

PAGE COUNT: 184 pages

SIZE: 8.5x11"

BINDING: Paperback

ISBN 10: 1591281199

ISBN-13: 9781591281191

PUB. DATE: June 1, 2012


AUTHOR: Matt Whitling

PAGE COUNT: 206 pages

SIZE: 8.5x11"

BINDING: Paperback

ISBN 10: 1591281202

ISBN-13: 9781591281207

PUB. DATE: August 7, 2012