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/ Panthers growl, Orioles sing, Eagles soar, Monkeys swing. See?
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.
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
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
Happiness: Happiness is when you get married Happiness is with your friends H I F A S A P M P I I L N Y E S S Happiness is always by your side
Character Poem First name Kimberley Lives in Palmerston North where she Hears Aeroplanes soaring above her home Sees Her friends smiling back at her Touches Her cat Smudge Needs Smudge when she moves out Fears Bugs and steep hills Gives Her family presents Wonders Why the sky is blue Dreams Of living in Venice Believes In herself Loves Her family and friends Is Special Last name Gilling
My Character Poem #1 Elmo Lives in Sesame Street Hears his funny voice Sees Cookie Monster yum yum yum Touches his red fluzzy fluff Needs his stolen cookies Fears The Count Gives hugs Wonders if Cookie Monster will give back his cookies Dreams of turning pink Believes that he CAN turn pink Loves Big Bird Is special (Last Name) !
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 There once was an old lady who never said please, She walked down the street one day and got covered in cheese. So she ran back home and took a shower, Got her broomstick and said “I’ve got the power”. She got on her broomstick and zoomed to the supermarket, But realised there was no-where to park it. So she decided to go to the park, But by the time she got there it was dark. She went home and cooked up a potion, And it turned into body lotion. So she went to bed and thought “Today has twisted me around the bend” And now the poem has finished, The End.