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?
My Acrostic #1
S unset glowing along the waters edge
P aradise for all the spring lambies
R ivers shinier than ever
I nside or out, the sun is shining through
N ew life for leaves on trees
G reat children playing outside
My Acrostic #2
B ed covers pulled up
E verything is quiet
D on’t disturb me!
T oasty and warm in my bed, jealous?
I ’ m the only one making any noise *snore*
M y cat is sleeping on my bed
E verything has been turned off
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
Clouds floating above
White, fluffy, soft and fragile
Pretty in the sky
My Haiku #2
Frogs feeding on flys
Jumping all around the pond
Very slimy things
Collected Haiku #1
Snow having melted
The whole village is brimful
Of happy children
Collected Haiku #2
The fierce wind rages
And I see how trees survive
They have learned to bend
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
High in the sky they
Float up by other
My Cinquain #2
They pop when
I poke them with stuff
Collected Cinquain #1
Eats his seed upside down
When he’s finished he stands upright
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
Running, Jumping, Galloping
Kind, Cute, Monstrous , Disgusting
Scary, Gross, Yuck
My Diamante #2
Detailed, Creative, Original
Effective, Decorative, Touching, Memorable
Colourful, Amazing, New
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
There once was a fat koala
Who lived in a ice-cream parlor
He would eat and eat
And would never sleep
Even if his mummy said soala (so)
The koala said
“ Im am very fat and proud”
And hid in the bush
Mixed: Limerick, Haiku
My Free Verse #2
I went to the beach today
And in the sand I dug
I dug so deep my nails were black
And then I heard a crack
A bucket I saw
A shiny red bucket
It had a crack in it
And that was when I realised
I had created a strange and mysterious universe.
My little universe
Collected Free Verse #1
Feet on the ground by the stepping stones
Terra firma underneath my shaking knees
And trembling heart stretched over chasms
That I never thought I'd see just from the edge
And now I'm hanging over, wondering, in midair.
No song would be enough, no notes sufficient
To sing the joy and apprehension strung through me
Waiting to be a melody, point and counterpoint
From each, seeming to be forever, with drumbeats
Resonating in fingers and throats.
Awareness ripples along every nerve, calm,
Inescapable and welcome, like the knowledge
Waking somewhere in my brain that there is
Something more here than eyes can see, or
Five senses pick up, something rare and invisible.
And for the first time I understand what I want and
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
Happiness is when you wake up on your birthday
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
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 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) !
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 Still Wooden and Brown Stiff and smells like wood Hangs on your wall Picture frame
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 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.
Illustrate a poem
Animate using a software program
Incorporate into a presentation
My Limerick #1
There once was a man Mr Lloyd
He was someone that you would avoid
He would bark and shout
And will kick you out
And has committed very many froids
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Extra Poems that I’ve Collected!
Humpty Dumpty Sat On The Pot,
Humpty Dumpty sat on the pot
Humpty Dumpty tinkled a lot
Now all the kings horses
And all the kings men
Will never dress Humpty in diapers again
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