Understanding Poetics Repetition and Simile

With Jamila “JAM Poet” Wimberly

Lesson Plan:

Understanding Poetics with Jamila Wimberly


Tired by Jamila Jam Poet Wimberly


Grade: 11-12

This lesson examines a poetic work that exemplifies the usage of repetition and simile. Students will be able to identify the two poetic devices, analyze how they are used to express overall meaning of the poem, and utilize these poetic devises in their own work.

Materials: Notebook and pen or computer to write with, PDF of poem “Tired”