Objective• Identify the types of poems• Identify and understand the structure of eachtype of poem
What’s a poem?• Writing poems can be fun when you juggle allthe words and the rhythms together to makethem exciting. Poems can be out anything andcome in many different forms.
Acrostics• An acrostic is a poem in which the first lettersof each line spell out a word or phrase.• The first letter of each line is capitalized. Thismakes it easier to see the word spelled outvertically down the page.
AcrosticsRules• Decide what to write about.• Write your word down vertically• Brainstorm words or phrases that describe youridea• Place your brainstormed words or phrases on thelines that begin with the same letters.• Fill in the rest of the lines to create a poem.
Acrostic• Crisp and colorful• Adorable and crunchy• Nice and tasty• Delicious and tempting• Yummy and best
Cinquain• Cinquains are just five lines long, with only afew words on each line, making them easy towrite.• The first and last lines have just two syllables,while the middle lines have more, so they endup with a diamond-like shape
Cinquain• The first line is one word giving the title. It has 2syllables.• The second line has 2 words that describe thetitle. It has 4 syllables.• The third line has 3 words that express an action.It has 6 syllables.• The fourth line has 2 words that express afeeling. It has 8 syllables.• The fifth line is 1 word. It has 2 or 3 syllables.
Haiku• A haiku is an unrhymed three-line poem.• The traditional pattern in English is to writethe first and last lines with five syllables each,and the middle line with seven syllables.1 2 3 4 51 2 3 4 5 6 7 1 2 3 4 5
HaikuThe sun sets aboveAnd still I hear the sweetsoundof one hand thumping
Limerick• Limericks are fun because they are short,rhyming, funny, and have a bouncy rhythmthat makes them easy to memorize.• are poems with five lines with a special beatand rhyming pattern: Lines 1, 2 and 5 have 9beats and the last words rhyme. Lines 3 and 4have 6 beats and rhyme with each other.
LimerickRules• They are five lines long.• Lines 1, 2, and 5 rhyme with one another.• Lines 3 and 4 rhyme with each other.• They have a distinctive rhythm (which I’llexplain shortly)• They are usually funny.
LimerickThere once was an old man from PeruHis poorllamas came down with the fluIn the valley hepassedAll the people who gaspedAt the beastthat was uttering "moo"
Couplet• A pair of lines of poetry that are usuallyrhymed. The last word of the first line andlast line rhyme.
Couplets• Twinkle twinkle little star• How I wonder what you are!
Shape• a concrete poem is one that takes the shapeof the object it describes.
Shape• 1. Think of some feeling (glad, sad, or mad is a good start), andbegin to think of writing a poem about it. 2. But imagine that yourpoem is to be printed as a picture and that you can decide on theideal shape for the poem. 3. The shape can be anything you want,as long as it has something to do with what your poem is about. 4. It might be easiest to outline the shape first, and then erase it,leaving a faint hint of the shape to guide you. 5. Popular examplesare hearts and angel wings, clouds, waves and the shape of thenumber 7.
Free verse• Prose written rich in imagery and broken upwith line breaks instead of punctuation andparagraphing. • FREE VERSE is a kind of poetry that has noreal rhythm or pattern, so you can put wordstogether in all sorts of ways. You can be VERYimaginative!
Free verseAutumnWindBlowing brisklyLeaves fallFromTheTreesWe rakeColored leavesInABigPile. And jump.
Alphabet• An ABC poem has 5 lines that create a mood,picture, or feeling.
Alphabet• Lines 1 through 4 are made up of words,phrases or clauses - and the first word ofeach line is in alphabetical order from thefirst word. Line 5 is one sentence, beginningwith any letter.
AlphabetA young girl was busy working on herproject for school But suddenly she had aquestion. Could this be her lucky day?Deciding to find out, she Entered herbackyard and Found hundreds of greenshamrocks waiting for her.
Try• You have couple of poems in front of you• Identify what type of poems they are• Discuss what makes them unique, what standsout in each• Do you know a poem?