Literature Unit Lesson 1Literature Unit Lesson 1
4/5th Grade4/5th Grade
Ms. DurhamMs. Durham
What is Poetry?What is Poetry?
Here are some opinions fromHere are some opinions from
poets…poets…
• Poetry is the most emotionally charged writtenPoetry...
Why do people write poems?Why do people write poems?
• To express emotionTo express emotion
(happiness, sadness,(happiness...
There are many types of poemsThere are many types of poems
• RhymingRhyming
• LyricLyric
• AcrosticAcrostic
• OdesOdes
• C...
Today, we will be looking at…Today, we will be looking at…
CinquainCinquain
ClerihewsClerihews
AcrosticAcrostic
CinquainCinquain poemspoems havehave 5 lines5 lines
Line 1 is one word (the title)
Line 2 is two words that describe the t...
Cinquain Poem ExampleCinquain Poem Example
TreeTree
Strong, TallStrong, Tall
Swaying, swinging, sighingSwaying, swinging, ...
Clerihew Poems are funnyClerihew Poems are funny
poems you write aboutpoems you write about
specific peoplespecific people
Clerihews have just a few simple rules:Clerihews have just a few simple rules:
• They are four lines long.They are four li...
Clerihew Poem ExampleClerihew Poem Example
Our art teacher, Mr. Shaw,Our art teacher, Mr. Shaw,
Really knows how to draw.R...
Acrostic Poems are the simplestAcrostic Poems are the simplest
to create. The key to writing anto create. The key to writi...
Spring
by Kaitlyn Guenther
S o many flowers are blooming.
P etite little squirrels come out to play.
R eally big bears awa...
There are also simpler acrosticThere are also simpler acrostic
poems that just use one word forpoems that just use one wor...
Best BudsBest Buds
By Sam LeightonBy Sam Leighton
Best
Everlasting
Super
True
Best friends
Unforgettable
Do not exclude
Su...
Let’s try it!!Let’s try it!!
Let’s write some poetry!!! WithinLet’s write some poetry!!! Within
your groups pick a style a...
Poetryppt lit lesson_1, Presentation listing different types of poems with an activity at the end
Poetryppt lit lesson_1, Presentation listing different types of poems with an activity at the end
Poetryppt lit lesson_1, Presentation listing different types of poems with an activity at the end
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  1. 1. Literature Unit Lesson 1Literature Unit Lesson 1 4/5th Grade4/5th Grade Ms. DurhamMs. Durham
  2. 2. What is Poetry?What is Poetry?
  3. 3. Here are some opinions fromHere are some opinions from poets…poets… • Poetry is the most emotionally charged writtenPoetry is the most emotionally charged written expression and it consists ofexpression and it consists of words arranged inwords arranged in patterns of soundpatterns of sound andand imagery to spark animagery to spark an emotional, and intellectual, responseemotional, and intellectual, response the readerthe reader • Poetry is thePoetry is the language of the imaginationlanguage of the imagination , of, of feelingsfeelings, of, of emotional self-expressionemotional self-expression , of, of high arthigh art.. • The language in poetry isThe language in poetry is musicalmusical,, preciseprecise, ,  memorablememorable, and, and magicalmagical..   
  4. 4. Why do people write poems?Why do people write poems? • To express emotionTo express emotion (happiness, sadness,(happiness, sadness, love)love) • To express humorTo express humor • To send a messageTo send a message • To quickly express anTo quickly express an ideaidea
  5. 5. There are many types of poemsThere are many types of poems • RhymingRhyming • LyricLyric • AcrosticAcrostic • OdesOdes • ClerihewClerihew • HaikuHaiku • Limericks….Limericks….
  6. 6. Today, we will be looking at…Today, we will be looking at… CinquainCinquain ClerihewsClerihews AcrosticAcrostic
  7. 7. CinquainCinquain poemspoems havehave 5 lines5 lines Line 1 is one word (the title) Line 2 is two words that describe the title. Line 3 is three words that tell the action Line 4 is four words that express the feeling Line 5 is one word that recalls the title
  8. 8. Cinquain Poem ExampleCinquain Poem Example TreeTree Strong, TallStrong, Tall Swaying, swinging, sighingSwaying, swinging, sighing Memories of summerMemories of summer OakOak
  9. 9. Clerihew Poems are funnyClerihew Poems are funny poems you write aboutpoems you write about specific peoplespecific people
  10. 10. Clerihews have just a few simple rules:Clerihews have just a few simple rules: • They are four lines long.They are four lines long. • The first and second lines rhyme with each other, andThe first and second lines rhyme with each other, and the third and fourth lines rhyme with each other.the third and fourth lines rhyme with each other. • The first line names a person, and the second line endsThe first line names a person, and the second line ends with something that rhymes with the name of the person.with something that rhymes with the name of the person. • A clerihew should be funny.A clerihew should be funny.
  11. 11. Clerihew Poem ExampleClerihew Poem Example Our art teacher, Mr. Shaw,Our art teacher, Mr. Shaw, Really knows how to draw.Really knows how to draw. But his awful paintingsBut his awful paintings Have caused many faintings.Have caused many faintings.
  12. 12. Acrostic Poems are the simplestAcrostic Poems are the simplest to create. The key to writing anto create. The key to writing an acrostic is to spell out wordsacrostic is to spell out words using the first letter of each lineusing the first letter of each line of poetry.of poetry.
  13. 13. Spring by Kaitlyn Guenther S o many flowers are blooming. P etite little squirrels come out to play. R eally big bears awake from their slumbers. I maginative children enjoy a walk with their friends. N o tree is left standing without any leaves. So Go ahead, jump for joy because spring is here. Acrostic Poem ExampleAcrostic Poem Example
  14. 14. There are also simpler acrosticThere are also simpler acrostic poems that just use one word forpoems that just use one word for each line of the poem.each line of the poem. Let’s see an example…Let’s see an example…
  15. 15. Best BudsBest Buds By Sam LeightonBy Sam Leighton Best Everlasting Super True Best friends Unforgettable Do not exclude Super
  16. 16. Let’s try it!!Let’s try it!! Let’s write some poetry!!! WithinLet’s write some poetry!!! Within your groups pick a style andyour groups pick a style and go for it!!go for it!!

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