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  1. 1. <ul><li>My Poetry </li></ul><ul><li>Anthology </li></ul>
  2. 2. What is Poetry? <ul><li>Poetry is a river, poem after poem moves along in the exciting crests and falls of the the river waves. None is timeless; each arrives in an historical context, almost everything, in the end, passes. </li></ul><ul><li>Mary Oliver </li></ul><ul><li>(A Poetry Handbook) </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is Poetry? My Definition! <ul><li>Poetry is .… </li></ul><ul><li>Me </li></ul>
  4. 4. Acrostic The word acrostic is formed from the Greek word acros (outermost) and stichos (line of poetry).  The acrostic is a poem where the first letter of each line forms a word when you read them looking downward. P anthers growl, O rioles sing, E agles soar, M onkeys swing. S ee? 
  5. 5. My Acrostic #1 <ul><li>Placid to watch. </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of history. </li></ul><ul><li>Always available. </li></ul><ul><li>New planes coming all the time. </li></ul><ul><li>Exciting to watch. </li></ul><ul><li>Soaring like a bird. </li></ul>
  6. 6. My Acrostic #2 <ul><li>French toast. </li></ul><ul><li>Rich with beauty. </li></ul><ul><li>Awesome countryside. </li></ul><ul><li>Nice people friendly to be around. </li></ul><ul><li>Crown of the northern hemisphere. </li></ul><ul><li>Eiffel tower. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Haiku <ul><li>COMPOSING A TRADITIONAL JAPANESE HAIKU POEM </li></ul><ul><li>The 300-year old Haiku Poem has its own distinct discipline:- Each complete poem has only three lines, totalling 17 syllables. - the first line must be five syllables - the second line must be seven syllables - the third line must be five syllables When these rigid conditions are met, the result can be a very satisfying word picture . </li></ul><ul><li>Birds take wing on high, gliding over angry waves back to their safe nests. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  8. 8. My Haiku #1 <ul><li>Humans wish they could soar </li></ul><ul><li>but they are much like the boar </li></ul><ul><li>but one day they will. </li></ul>
  9. 9. My Haiku #2 <ul><li>there once was a ninja panda </li></ul><ul><li>who lives in a place called miranda </li></ul><ul><li>he started off broke </li></ul><ul><li>earn,t money like smoke </li></ul><ul><li>so he lived on the old veranda. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Collected Haiku #1 <ul><li>The fierce wind rages </li></ul><ul><li>and I see how trees survive </li></ul><ul><li>they have learned to bend </li></ul>
  11. 11. Collected Haiku #2 <ul><li>The lonely raindrop </li></ul><ul><li>Hurtling silently downwards </li></ul><ul><li>slices humid air. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Cinquain Cinquain poems come in three formats: Cinquain Pattern #1 Line1: One word Line2: Two words Line 3: Three words Line 4: Four words Line 5: One word Cinquain Pattern #2 Line1: A noun Line2: Two adjectives Line 3: Three -ing words Line 4: A phrase Line 5: Another word for the noun
  13. 13. Cinquain Cinquain Pattern #3 Line1: Two syllables Line2: Four syllables Line 3: Six syllables Line 4: Eight syllables Line 5: Two syllables
  14. 14. My Cinquain #1 <ul><li>Animals </li></ul><ul><li>like us </li></ul><ul><li>animals are us </li></ul><ul><li>they have rights </li></ul><ul><li>abuse. </li></ul>
  15. 15. My Cinquain #2 <ul><li>Planes </li></ul><ul><li>are fast </li></ul><ul><li>but I am faster </li></ul><ul><li>in my dreams </li></ul>
  16. 16. Diamante A diamante is a seven line poem, shaped like a diamond. Line 1: one word (subject/noun that is contrasting to line 7) Line 2: two words (adjectives) that describe line 1 Line 3: three words (action verbs) that relate to line 1 Line 4: four words (nouns) first 2 words relate to line 1 last 2 words relate to line 7 Line 5: three words (action verbs) that relate to line 7 Line 6: two words (adjectives) that describe line 7 Line 7: one word ( subject/noun that is contrasting to line 1)
  17. 17. Diamante Example square symmetrical, conventional shaping, measuring, balancing boxes, rooms, clocks, halos encircling, circumnavigating, enclosing round, continuous circle
  18. 18. My Diamante #1 <ul><li>Warmth </li></ul><ul><li>hot cold </li></ul><ul><li>temperature is perfect </li></ul><ul><li>warm to touch </li></ul><ul><li>warm tepid temperate </li></ul><ul><li>silk smooth </li></ul><ul><li>water </li></ul>
  19. 19. My Diamante #2 <ul><li>Tree </li></ul><ul><li>green yellow </li></ul><ul><li>canopy root leaves </li></ul><ul><li>rough bark brown tall </li></ul><ul><li>colour beautiful brunch </li></ul><ul><li>small bushy </li></ul><ul><li>shrub </li></ul>
  20. 20. Free Verse <ul><li>Does not have to rhyme </li></ul><ul><li>Does not have to have a specific rhythm </li></ul><ul><li>Has no specific length </li></ul><ul><li>Makes use of figurative speech </li></ul>
  21. 21. Free Verse Tools <ul><li>Metaphor – suggests a similarity between two things The road snakes around the mountain . </li></ul><ul><li>Simile – highlights the comparison between two things using like, as, resembles, etc.          </li></ul><ul><li>The stars in the night sky were like sparkling diamonds. </li></ul><ul><li>Personification – giving human characteristics to things which are clearly not human                    </li></ul><ul><li>The outboard motor cleared its throat. </li></ul><ul><li>Alliteration – repeating words with the same beginning sound Thomas tied two turnips to two tall trees. </li></ul><ul><li>Imagery – using vivid, descriptive words to conjure up an image         </li></ul><ul><li>The car sped. - The flashy, yellow, mustang  streaked like          a bullet along the highway. </li></ul><ul><li>Onomatopoeia – using words that sound like what they mean         </li></ul><ul><li>He slurped his soup . </li></ul><ul><li>Hyperbole – using exaggeration to make a point        </li></ul><ul><li>Make me a sundae a mile high . </li></ul>
  22. 22. My Free Verse #1 <ul><li>There once was a man from paru </li></ul><ul><li>who lived in a mighty big shoe </li></ul><ul><li>he loved his jelly especially when </li></ul><ul><li>its in his belly </li></ul>
  23. 23. My Free Verse #2 <ul><li>My cat is like a door mat it doesn’t use its </li></ul><ul><li>legs unless it has to so we just pick it up. </li></ul>
  24. 24. Collected Free Verse #1 <ul><li>My mother always nags me. </li></ul><ul><li>My father always yells. </li></ul><ul><li>My brother always teases . </li></ul><ul><li>My sister really smells. </li></ul><ul><li>My family’s so obnoxious. </li></ul><ul><li>they wont leave me alone </li></ul><ul><li>unless the bathroom door is locked, </li></ul><ul><li>and I am on my throne. </li></ul>
  25. 25. Collected Free Verse #2 <ul><li>My teacher loves her iPod its always in her ear she doesn’t mind it if we joke or chat cause she cant hear. If we don’t pay attention she doesn’t seem to care. Whenever she has music on she wears a distant stare. Our principle dropped by one day and she paid no attention He took away her iPod and sent her to detention. </li></ul>
  26. 26. Repeat Poster Poem <ul><li>Select Subject </li></ul><ul><li>Statements beginning with same word </li></ul><ul><li>Design a shape </li></ul><ul><li>Cut out multiple shapes </li></ul><ul><li>One statement on each shape </li></ul><ul><li>Attach to poster in all directions </li></ul>
  27. 27. Friendship is being there Friendship is of the heart Friendship is a feast Friendship is trying to understand a mole Luke, Grade 6 Salamandastron, Brian Jacque
  28. 28. My Repeat Poster Poem #1 <ul><li>planes soar like birds </li></ul><ul><li>planes can be user friendly </li></ul><ul><li>planes come in all different sizes </li></ul><ul><li>planes come in all sizes </li></ul>
  29. 29. Character Poem First name ____________ Lives in ______ where s/he Hears ________________ Sees _________________ Touches ______________ Needs ________________ Fears _________________ Gives _________________ Wonders ______________ Dreams _______________ Believes ______________ Loves ________________ Is ____________________ Last name.
  30. 30. Robin Hood of Sherwood Forest, Ann McGovern <ul><li>Robin </li></ul><ul><li>Lives in Sherwood Forest where he </li></ul><ul><li>Hears about the archery contest, </li></ul><ul><li>Sees the evil sheriff as an enemy, </li></ul><ul><li>Fears nothing, </li></ul><ul><li>Gives money to the poor, </li></ul><ul><li>Dreams about Maid Marian, </li></ul><ul><li>Loves the feel of a bow in his hands, and </li></ul><ul><li>Is happy to live in Sherwood Forest </li></ul><ul><li>Hood. - Joshua, Grade 8 </li></ul>
  31. 31. My Character Poem #1 <ul><li>first name Karl </li></ul><ul><li>lives in china </li></ul><ul><li>hears hippos </li></ul><ul><li>sees cats </li></ul><ul><li>touch mice </li></ul><ul><li>needs money </li></ul><ul><li>fears girls </li></ul><ul><li>gives nothing </li></ul><ul><li>dreams to be rich </li></ul><ul><li>believes life is worth living </li></ul><ul><li>is happy to live on the street. </li></ul>
  32. 32. Riddle Poem <ul><li>Line 1: clue about subject </li></ul><ul><li>Line 2: adjective and noun </li></ul><ul><li>Line 3: two actions connected to subject </li></ul><ul><li>Line 4: phrase or statement </li></ul><ul><li>Line 5: answer </li></ul>
  33. 33. Haymeadow, Gary Paulsen Dumb fly-followed stubborn and stinky spread out like a gray carpet herd of sheep - Michael, Grade 8
  34. 34. My Riddle Poem #1 <ul><li>V1 V2 roundoff lift off positive rate gear up </li></ul><ul><li>its long and fast </li></ul><ul><li>nose up nose down </li></ul><ul><li>rodger </li></ul><ul><li>planes </li></ul>
  35. 35. Rapping <ul><li>Keep the beat </li></ul><ul><li>Repetition </li></ul><ul><li>Rhyming </li></ul>
  36. 36. Rapunzel’s Rap Rapunzel was a girl with hair of gold Trapped in a tower in days of old She wasn’t allowed outside to play And her golden hair grew longer each day Grew longer and longer and longer each day. The witch who locked her up was mean With a pointed nose and a face of green Mean mean meaner than the queen of mean. - Sonja Dunn
  37. 37. My Rap Poem #1 <ul><li>the witch woke up in the middle of the night and she was in for a fright she had warts on her pimples and pimples on his nose and hair growing out of no one knows. </li></ul>
  38. 38. Animated Poem <ul><li>Illustrate a poem </li></ul><ul><li>Scan </li></ul><ul><li>Animate using a software program </li></ul><ul><li>Incorporate into a presentation </li></ul>
  39. 39. Animated Three Blind Mice
  40. 40. Thanks for watching!
  41. 41. Diary of Poetry Readings! Total Points: Date: Title: Poet: Genre:
  42. 42. My Selected Poet! <ul><li>Kenn Nesbit </li></ul>
  43. 43. About My Poet! <ul><li>Kenn Nesbitt—a full-time children’s poet from Spokane, WA—is author of seven funny poetry books, including The Aliens Have Landed at Our School! and When the Teacher Isn’t Looking, both from Meadowbrook Press. His rib-tickling poetry also appears in seven Meadowbrook Press anthologies and three Scholastic anthologies. Kenn delivers assembly-style programs in which students collaborate to write poems as a group. He also engages students through dazzling performances of his work. </li></ul>
  44. 44. Extra Poems that I’ve Collected! <ul><li>I met a genius on the train today about 6 years old he sat beside me and as the train ran down along the coast we came to the ocean and then he looked at me and said ‘its not pretty. </li></ul><ul><li>it was the first time that I realised that </li></ul>
  45. 45. Total Point Summary <ul><li>Write here your total points with a breakdown of how you think those points are made up. </li></ul>