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April\'s Poetry Anthology

  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…a way to express what you think about a topic. Poetry is supposed to be fun to read and write. </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. http://www.readwritethink.org/materials/acrostic/ P anthers growl, O rioles sing, E agles soar, M onkeys swing. S ee? 
  5. 5. My Acrostic #1 <ul><li>Kauri is the best house in the school </li></ul><ul><li>Awesome as at the swimming sports </li></ul><ul><li>Under the ground the tree roots grow </li></ul><ul><li>Red, yellow, green have nothing on kauri </li></ul><ul><li>I like being in kauri house </li></ul>
  6. 6. My Acrostic #2 <ul><li>A month of the year </li></ul><ul><li>People call me “apple” </li></ul><ul><li>Racing around the netball court </li></ul><ul><li>I am a loyal friend </li></ul><ul><li>Laughing makes me happy </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>http://members.shaw.ca/kcic1/haiku.html </li></ul>
  8. 8. My Haiku #1 <ul><li>Trees: </li></ul><ul><li>Swaying in the wind, </li></ul><ul><li>Gently swishing side to side, </li></ul><ul><li>Then suddenly still. </li></ul>
  9. 9. My Haiku #2 <ul><li>Flowers: </li></ul><ul><li>Very colourful, </li></ul><ul><li>Shining brightly in the light, </li></ul><ul><li>In the wind they sway. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Collected Haiku #1 <ul><li>I am first with five, </li></ul><ul><li>Then seven in the middle, </li></ul><ul><li>Five again to end. </li></ul><ul><li>Anonymous. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Collected Haiku #2 <ul><li>Nothing is easy </li></ul><ul><li>Even life will be harder… </li></ul><ul><li>If you give up! </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 http://hrsbstaff.ednet.ns.ca/davidc/6c_files/Poem%20pics/cinquaindescrip.htm
  14. 14. My Cinquain #1 <ul><li>Doctors </li></ul><ul><li>Busy, brainy </li></ul><ul><li>Coughing, bleeding, spluttering </li></ul><ul><li>Couldn’t live without them, </li></ul><ul><li>Helpful </li></ul>
  15. 15. My Cinquain #2 <ul><li>Jelly </li></ul><ul><li>Wobbly, yummy </li></ul><ul><li>Colourful, jiggly, cold </li></ul><ul><li>Yummy in my belly </li></ul><ul><li>Dessert </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) http://www.readwritethink.org/materials/diamante/
  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>Art </li></ul><ul><li>Fun, creative </li></ul><ul><li>Designing, moulding, drawing </li></ul><ul><li>Crayons, paints, trays, jovi’s </li></ul><ul><li>Sculpting, painting, thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Exciting, calming </li></ul><ul><li>Design </li></ul>
  19. 19. My Diamante #2 <ul><li>School </li></ul><ul><li>Whakarongo, fun </li></ul><ul><li>Learning, playing, writing </li></ul><ul><li>Books, literacy, spelling, working </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher, work </li></ul><ul><li>Learn </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>I looked up at the wall, </li></ul><ul><li>and what did I see? </li></ul><ul><li>A simile that was smiling back down at me. </li></ul>
  23. 23. My Free Verse #2 <ul><li>Kimmy was wearing a yellow head band </li></ul><ul><li>Leah was wearing one too, </li></ul><ul><li>Kimmy started wearing blue short shorts </li></ul><ul><li>And leah started wearing them too. </li></ul>
  24. 24. Collected Free Verse #1 <ul><li>A candy bar. A candy cane. </li></ul><ul><li>A piece of cake A lemon drop. </li></ul><ul><li>A lollypop. Some bubble gum </li></ul><ul><li>A chocolate shake. And soda pop. </li></ul><ul><li>A jelly doughnut. Vanilla Wafers. </li></ul><ul><li>Chocolate chips. Cherry punch. </li></ul><ul><li>Some Gummi-worms My mum slept in while </li></ul><ul><li>And licorice whips. I made my lunch. </li></ul>
  25. 25. Collected Free Verse #2 <ul><li>  “ Don’t suck your thumb,” my mother said. I answered, “Why?” and scratched my head. She said, “It’s dumb! Now go to bed.” That night I sucked my toe instead. </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>Life is to be lived to the full. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Life can be filled with ups and downs……… </li></ul><ul><li>Life, is awesome. </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 April </li></ul><ul><li>Lives in her house where she… </li></ul><ul><li>Hears people talking </li></ul><ul><li>Sees friends and family </li></ul><ul><li>Touches my kitten when I pick her up </li></ul><ul><li>Needs love and support of friends </li></ul><ul><li>Fears debbies doors and cat </li></ul><ul><li>Gives people presents on birthdays and christmas </li></ul><ul><li>Wonders why money doesn’t grow on trees </li></ul><ul><li>Dreams of a machine that makes fat free lollies and cakes </li></ul><ul><li>Believes that good things happen to good people </li></ul><ul><li>Loves friends and family (and ice-cream) </li></ul><ul><li>Is happy to be alive </li></ul><ul><li>Last name Turner </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>Colourful </li></ul><ul><li>Fragrant, Bunch </li></ul><ul><li>Swaying, Flowing </li></ul><ul><li>Lovely to smell </li></ul><ul><li>Flowers </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>I was told to write a rap for my poem anthology, </li></ul><ul><li>People started laughing so I demanded an apology, </li></ul><ul><li>It was so lame that I thought people had came </li></ul><ul><li>From all around, to hear the sound </li></ul><ul><li>But I was so wrapped up in all the stress of writing this poem that was just a big mess. </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: Genre: Poet: Title: Date:
  42. 42. My Selected Poet! <ul><li>My selected poet is ….. Roald Dahl. </li></ul><ul><li>I think that he is very talented because he is good at rhyming things together. </li></ul>
  43. 43. About My Poet! <ul><li>He was born on september the 13 th , 1916. </li></ul><ul><li>He wrote books such as The BFG, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach. </li></ul><ul><li>He was 1 of 5 children. </li></ul><ul><li>He re-wrote many stories into poems.I.E Cinderella. </li></ul>
  44. 44. Extra Poems that I’ve Collected!
  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>