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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?
My Acrostic #1
Speedy sprinting down the track
People passing fast
One on one dribbling up the court
Tough rugby tackling
My Acrostic #2 SUPER FAST PITCHING ONLY 1 BASE LEFT FAST SPRINT TO THE LAST BAG TOUCHING HOME BASE BIG HUGE HIT ANOTHER RUN FOR THE TEAM LOSING THE GAME WOULD REALLY SUCK LOOKS LIE ANOTHER WIN FOR THE TEAM
COMPOSING A TRADITIONAL JAPANESE HAIKU POEM
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 .
Birds take wing on high, gliding over angry waves back to their safe nests.
My Haiku #1
Try walking to work
Useless petrol and gasses
Ditch the cars and trucks!
My Haiku #2
Rivers are dirty
please do not litter in them
Use a rubbish bin!
Collected Haiku #1
in all the rains of may
there is one thing not hidden
the bridge at seta bay
Collected Haiku #2
an old pond
a frog jumps in
the sound of water
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
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
My Cinquain #1 Rain clouds Gather round High in the sky they watch the land belo As they peacfully wait to strike strom
My Cinquain #2
Big and noisy
Wet ,muddy,dry and fast
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/
Diamante Example square symmetrical, conventional shaping, measuring, balancing boxes, rooms, clocks, halos encircling, circumnavigating, enclosing round, continuous circle
My Diamante #1
My Diamante #2
Sitting by the fire
Nice hot chocolate
Does not have to rhyme
Does not have to have a specific rhythm
Has no specific length
Makes use of figurative speech
Free Verse Tools
Metaphor – suggests a similarity between two things The road snakes around the mountain .
Simile – highlights the comparison between two things using like, as, resembles, etc.
The stars in the night sky were like sparkling diamonds.
Personification – giving human characteristics to things which are clearly not human
The outboard motor cleared its throat.
Alliteration – repeating words with the same beginning sound Thomas tied two turnips to two tall trees.
Imagery – using vivid, descriptive words to conjure up an image
The car sped. - The flashy, yellow, mustang streaked like a bullet along the highway.
Onomatopoeia – using words that sound like what they mean
He slurped his soup .
Hyperbole – using exaggeration to make a point
Make me a sundae a mile high .
My Free Verse #1
I hate reading
So do you
I would rather go off and play ps2
Play computer or watch tv
I hate reading
“ and so do we”
My Free Verse #2
running down the track as fast as a jet
i pass 3rd followed by 2nd
i come first and won the medal
Collected Free Verse #1
there once was a man from china
he wasn’t a very good climber
he slipped on a rock.
chopped his arm off
and now he is only 1 handed
Collected Free Verse #2
bob woke up in the middle of the night
he looked at the mirror and oh what a sight he had one of everything
he was like that for the rest of his life
what a bummer
Repeat Poster Poem
Statements beginning with same word
Design a shape
Cut out multiple shapes
One statement on each shape
Attach to poster in all directions
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
My Repeat Poster Poem #1
sport can be fun and boring sport can be hard and easy sport can be played in different sizes sport can be played fat and fit sport can be played with racquets sport can be played with balls
Character Poem First name ____________ Lives in ______ where s/he Hears ________________ Sees _________________ Touches ______________ Needs ________________ Fears _________________ Gives _________________ Wonders ______________ Dreams _______________ Believes ______________ Loves ________________ Is ____________________ Last name.
Robin Hood of Sherwood Forest, Ann McGovern
Lives in Sherwood Forest where he
Hears about the archery contest,
Sees the evil sheriff as an enemy,
Gives money to the poor,
Dreams about Maid Marian,
Loves the feel of a bow in his hands, and
Is happy to live in Sherwood Forest
Hood. - Joshua, Grade 8
My Character Poem #1
lives in a house
touches fire wood
fears joels ugly face
wonders if he will be an all black
dreams stock cars
believes in god
Line 1: clue about subject
Line 2: adjective and noun
Line 3: two actions connected to subject
Line 4: phrase or statement
Line 5: answer
Haymeadow, Gary Paulsen Dumb fly-followed stubborn and stinky spread out like a gray carpet herd of sheep - Michael, Grade 8
My Riddle Poem #1
is annoying at times
Keep the beat
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
My Rap Poem #1
Illustrate a poem
Animate using a software program
Incorporate into a presentation
Animated Three Blind Mice
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Diary of Poetry Readings! Total Points: Date: Title: Poet: Genre:
My Selected Poet!
About My Poet!
Extra Poems that I’ve Collected!
Total Point Summary
Write here your total points with a breakdown of how you think those points are made up.