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Poetry is .… an explanation of the authors actions or feelings
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
Close wheel 2 wheel action
My Acrostic #2
Hoping not to crash
Amazing gear shifting
Racing round it
Impossible to apex
Not an easy corner
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
The big tree outside
with the little squirrel inside
and the leaves blowing
My Haiku #2
Our earth is dying
Recycle whenever you can
save the planet now
Collected Haiku #1
Telephone has forgotten
That it should ring
Collected Haiku #2
Blossoms in graffiti on
fog-wrapped June mornings
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
Some are fast
Some are very slow
My Cinquain #2
Burning up rubber
Smoking up the track
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
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
Im in the race-car
Flying down the straight at
Two hundred and ten kilometers an hour
Coming to the corner when...
The brakes fail about twenty meters away
What will i do
My Free Verse #2
Im siting on the motor bike
accelerating and changing gears
dirt flying into my face
going through the ruts and bumps
and floating over the jumps
Collected Free Verse #1
I won't ask you why you're running and
I won't ask you if you care
But the subject's going to come up
Sooner or later, and it might as well be
Now that I'm thinking about it.
And it's okay if you test me, without
Having to test my limits, but
I've never liked pop quizzes and
It seems a little unfair.
And I don't want to dance if
You can't make me pretend that
You love me, and you can't.
So it's a weekend for nothing
And here I am with my whole soul
Bared to you, about you and
I feel more naked than over spaghetti.
But I'll keep it quiet for your sake
And couch my words in negations
Of where they come from, and I would
Deny my soul to tell the truth to you forever.
Collected Free Verse #2
The world's most humble egotist
Spin it around but
Nothing is true or can be, so
We're all wrong but you're not.
Is it false that nothing is true
Or can you be the only one blind enough
To see the unreality of the real?
All your isms, you'll never be quite wrong
But if nothing is true
Neither are you.
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
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
First name: Lewis
Lives in: Britain
Hears: The roaring engine behind
Sees: The chicane ahead
Touches: steering wheel & race gear
Needs: An F1 title
Fears: copying Ayrton Senna’s crash at the Imola Grand prix
Gives: Advice & signatures
Wonders: About being world champ
Dreams: Being world champion
Believes: He can win
Is: A great roll-model
Last name: Hamilton
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
Fast gear changing
Thrill to win
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
I cycled down to the burger bar
with out my hands on the handle bars
i lost control and broke my jaw
i don’t think i will do that any more
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!
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.
Extra Poems that I’ve Collected!
The pits are my favorite place to be.
The pits are wonderful,
Can't you see?
If you don't understand,
I'll make you see.
If the cars weren't fixed,
Where would they be?
If a car comes in with forty nicks,
It goes in bashed,
It comes out fixed.
Now you can see why the pits are so wonderful to me!
Total Point Summary
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