Although several of his poems contain highly graphic sexual content, and may not be appropriate for a classroom, many are about life, death, kindness, humanity, and the essence of beauty. A group interpretation of this poem could be a great way to demonstrate a figurative language and b how a poem can be a riddle with many answers. Funny Poems of Every Shape and Style The collection is diverse in both style and subject matter, including clerihews, parodies and shape poems on subjects ranging from alopecia to xenophobia. His contribution includes collections of sports poems , twisted funny poems, rude nursery rhymes and dirty poems , together with his seminal series of short funny poems about love, life, death and sex. Personally I would love to hear a classroom full of people of any age! Is poetry in danger of dying out? Ezra Pound , 9. Vibrant imagery and 2. Its conversational tone will engage new readers of poetry, but readers who are willing to give it their full attention will extract a lot of meaning from its 17 lines. Oddly Conventional Peculiar Poetry has bowed to convention and included poems for the major holidays and high days in the religious and secular calendars. As the title suggests, the narrator of the poem is a Martian describing planet Earth after experiencing it for the first time. These could be used in the classroom for analysis, in teen creative writing programs at libraries, or just as a jumping off point for readers who have yet to discover the joy of poetry. This poem will not overwhelm new readers of poetry, as they will be able to focus on the one driving force of the poem — a curious comparison of a werewolf to a boat.