Linguistic Development through Poetry Memorization Resources and Links


Helpful Links

Level 1 Poem 2
“Celery” by Ogden Nash  

the story “Stone Soup” for your reading pleasure
Stone Soup.pdf

Level 2 Poem 3
“Rebecca, Who Slammed Doors for Fun and Perished Miserably” by Hilaire Belloc  

the poem with original illustrations

Level 2 Poem 6
"The Duke of Plaza-Toro" by W.S. Gilbert  

the song

Level 3 Poem 1
“A Young Lady Named Bright” by Edward Lear 

instructions for how to write a limerick
How to Write a Limerick.pdf

Level 3 Poem 3
“A Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost 

a link to study rhythm and meter in poetry

Level 3 Poem 4
“O Captain! My Captain!” by Walt Whitman 

a link to study the poem

Level 3 Poem 18
“When I Heard the Learn’d Astronomer”
 by Walt Whitman 

a link to the Hubble Space Telescope images

Level 4 Poem 11
“God Save the Flag” by Oliver Wendell Holmes 

the lyrics to all four verses of “The Star Spangled Banner”
The Star Spangled Banner.pdf

Level 4 Poem 18
“An Overworked Elocutionist” by Carolyn Wells 

the list of poems referenced, line by line
Overworked Elocutionist Sources.pdf

Level 5 Speech 2
"First Oration Against Catiline" by Cicero 

more information on the conspiracy of Catiline

Level 5 Speech 6
"Give Me Liberty" by Patrick Henry 

examples of rhetorical devices in the speech

Level 5 Speech 15
"The King’s Speech" by King George VI



 a recording of King George VI giving his radio broadcast

a news article providing the real story compared to the story presented in the movie The King’s Speech

Level 5 Speech 16
"We Shall Fight on the Beaches" by Winston Churchill 

a recording of Churchill giving the speech

Level 5 Speech 19
"Brandenburg Gate Speech" by Ronald Reagan 


a video of Reagan giving the entire speech in Berlin

Level 5 Speech 20
"Freedom from Fear Speech" by Aung San Suu Kyi 

a link to the text of the full speech


Last updated 9/26/2023

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