Lesson 3: Geography and Poetry

Wrapping Up


Nature and the geography of the land have served as the subject of many poems throughout history. Why do you think this is a popular subject for poets?

Read the poems you wrote today aloud. As you read them, see if you can think of any improvements that would make them even better.

Questions to Discuss

  1. Why do you think poets often use nature themes as the subjects of their poems?
  2. What is an acrostic poem? (Each line of the poem begins with a letter in the word that is the subject of the poem.)

Things to Review

Review the names of the states found in the Southeast and some of the geographical features of the area. Discuss the subjects found in the Southeast poems.