Poetry is .…a way of expressing the writers feelings or beliefs.
It is also a way of amusing children
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
Whistling in the trees,
Inspecting all nooks and crannies
Naughty and noisy,
Daring and bold.
My Acrostic #2
Lots of books
In neat rows,
Big books and little books
Rare and common
All the shelves stuffed to the brim,
Range of papery smells,
Yellowed and old, young and new
Collected Acrostic #1
Giving pleasure to those who play
Anyone can win
More than one player
Everyone gets a turn
Sportsmanship is the key
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
Playing in the stream,
Making paper sailing boats
Floating them away.
My Haiku #2
Muddy little kids,
Dirt all over their faces
Making mud pudding
Collected Haiku #1
The flap of a bat,
Drip, drip of monsoon waters,
Ancient image stares
Collected Haiku #2
Lit up by the dawn,
A green bud sparkles with dew,
It will open soon
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
Fingers digging gleefully,
Making messy little marks,
My Cinquain #2
Burning bright colours
Red, orange, yellow, gold
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
Open, shut, shake,
Umbrellas away in the corner,
Waiting for rain,
My Diamante #2
Different types of music,
Swinging, roaring, tinkling.
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
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
Chocolate is sweet Chocolate is smooth Chocolate is necessary Chocolate aids life Chocolate is rich
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 very cosy little cottage
Hears her dog bark
Sees it playing outside
Touches many things
Needs to read
Fears THINGS under her bed...
Gives friendship to her friends
Wonders about the end of the world
Dreams of being a rocket scientist with Rachael
Believes in fairies
Loves her family (including the dog!)
Is very peculiar
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
Runs in circles like a mad rabbit
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
When school ends, and the holidays begin,
Sneaking sugar out of the tin,
Eating chocolate when no-one’s looking,
Mums round the corner, doing some cooking
Going outside to watch the sun rise,
Then going going to the dairy and buying mince pies.
And now its time to end.
Illustrate a poem
Animate using a software program
Incorporate into a presentation
Animated Three Blind Mice
My Selected Poet!
My selected poet is Winnie the Pooh.
created by AA Milne, he is a bear of little brain, but however, quite good at poetry and hums.
About My Poet!
Winnie the Pooh lives in The Hundred Acre wood, with Piglet, Rabbit Tigger, Kanga and all the others. this is