"Poetry in a Nutshell" is an interactive CD ROM designed to help Junior High school students learn the elements of Poetry. This multimedia package uses still photos, graphics, sound, animation, and music to enhance the delivery of key Language Arts curriculum concepts. The program is pedagogically sound as an expert in Language Arts curriculum development was utilized as the content consultant. The program is designed for Junior High and is useful both in school and at home. Copies have also been purchased at the High School, College and University levels.