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Michael\'s Poetry Anthology


Term 2 2008 Michael\'s Poetry Anthology

Term 2 2008 Michael\'s Poetry Anthology

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  • 1.
    • My Poetry
    • Anthology
  • 2. What is Poetry?
    • Poetry is a river, poem after poem moves along in the exciting crests and falls of the the river waves. None is timeless; each arrives in an historical context, almost everything, in the end, passes.
  • 3. What is Poetry? My Definition!
    • Poetry is a way for people to express thier feelings so that they dont have to talk directly to someone.
    • - MICHAEL
  • 4. 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. P anthers growl, O rioles sing, E agles soar, M onkeys swing. S ee? 
  • 5. My Acrostic #1
    • Handling the ball,
    • Over head,
    • Correcting other peoples mistakes,
    • Keepers save the goals,
    • Extreme shots at goal,
    • Your team will win.
  • 6. My Acrostic #2
    • Getting the chords right,
    • Underestimating crowd amazed,
    • Interesting solos,
    • Tormenting mistakes,
    • Attributes of different guitars,
    • Really good feeling inside when you finish.
  • 7. Haiku
    • 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.
  • 8. My Haiku #1
    • Thunder and lightning,
    • Roaring and striking the earth,
    • Then all is so calm.
  • 9. My Haiku #2
    • Wind changes the earth,
    • The size of waves, the sand dunes,
    • Then it disappears.
  • 10. Collected Haiku #1
    • Children learn from us.
    • Teach them about ancestors.
    • Start a Family Tree!
  • 11. Collected Haiku #2
    • Born, we quickly age.
    • but wisdom comes so slowly,
    • young minds never die.
  • 12. 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
  • 13. Cinquain Cinquain Pattern #3 Line1: Two syllables Line2: Four syllables Line 3: Six syllables Line 4: Eight syllables Line 5: Two syllables
  • 14. My Cinquain #1
    • Ocean,
    • Salty water,
    • Not always blue,
    • Home to sea mammals,
    • Life.
  • 15. My Cinquain #2
    • Bike,
    • Pedaling hard,
    • Just to climb,
    • Feels almost like Everest,
    • Mountain.
  • 16. 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)
  • 17. Diamante Example square symmetrical, conventional shaping, measuring, balancing boxes, rooms, clocks, halos encircling, circumnavigating, enclosing round, continuous circle
  • 18. My Diamante #1
    • Rabbit,
    • Small, quiet,
    • Running, jumping, digging,
    • Ears, mouth, nose, teeth,
    • Prowling, climbing, purring
    • Elegant, proud
    • Cat
  • 19. My Diamante #2
    • Totara
    • Strong, Old,
    • Chanting, Trying, Winning,
    • Trees, Furniture, Red, Bark,
    • Competing, Losing, Winning,
    • Older, Wiser,
    • Kauri
  • 20. Free Verse
    • Does not have to rhyme
    • Does not have to have a specific rhythm
    • Has no specific length
    • Makes use of figurative speech
  • 21. 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 .
  • 22. My Free Verse #1
    • Every one likes different types,
    • Rock, hip hop, rap,
    • Peoples tastes differ like peoples watches,
    • None are the same.
  • 23. My Free Verse #2
    • Scoring goals in different ways,
    • Hitting, throwing, kicking,
    • All to have the glory of winning.
  • 24. Collected Free Verse #1
    • Only five dead this year
    • in a shoot out
    • up the street
    • from me, y’know
    • just gangs
    • near the train station
    • but I’m five
    • blocks from there
  • 25. Collected Free Verse #2
    • There was an Old Man with a beard,
    • Who said: "It is just as I feared! -
    • Two Owls and a Hen,
    • Four Larks and a Wren,
    • Have all built their nests in my beard!"
  • 26. Repeat Poster Poem
    • Select Subject
    • Statements beginning with same word
    • Design a shape
    • Cut out multiple shapes
    • One statement on each shape
    • Attach to poster in all directions
  • 27. 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
  • 28. My Repeat Poster Poem #1 Winter pecks like a bird. Winter creates shining snow. Winter creates happiness Winter creates accidents
  • 29. Character Poem First name ____________ Lives in ______ where s/he Hears ________________ Sees _________________ Touches ______________ Needs ________________ Fears _________________ Gives _________________ Wonders ______________ Dreams _______________ Believes ______________ Loves ________________ Is ____________________ Last name.
  • 30. Robin Hood of Sherwood Forest, Ann McGovern
    • Robin
    • Lives in Sherwood Forest where he
    • Hears about the archery contest,
    • Sees the evil sheriff as an enemy,
    • Fears nothing,
    • 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
  • 31. My Character Poem #1
    • Michael,
    • Lives in Ashhurst where he,
    • Hears chirping birds,
    • Sees windmills,
    • Touches rabbits,
    • Needs a house to live in,
    • Fears death,
    • Gives positive attitude to his house hold,
    • Dreams about being a famous sportsman,
    • Believes Totara will win the house shield,
    • Is happy,
    • Sadlier
  • 32. Riddle Poem Riddle Poem
    • 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
  • 33. Haymeadow, Gary Paulsen Dumb fly-followed stubborn and stinky spread out like a gray carpet herd of sheep - Michael, Grade 8
  • 34. My Riddle Poem #1
    • Curved,
    • Hitting stick,
    • Strong, reliable, smooth,
    • Hits the ball to the goal,
    • Hockey stick.
  • 35. Rapping
    • Keep the beat
    • Repetition
    • Rhyming
  • 36. 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
  • 37. My Rap Poem #1
    • Every single day before he goes to bed,
    • The wizard of oz shaves all the hair off his head,
    • He never cares for personal hygiene, nope,
    • He doesn’t even own a single bar of honest soap,
    • He wipes his face with dirt and a frog,
    • And even plucks his eye brows with a birds beak in a bog,
    • So, as you can see, he isn’t very clean,
    • Stop your complaining, don’t be so mean.
  • 38. Thanks for watching!
  • 39. Diary of Poetry Readings! TOTAL POINTS: Date: Title: Poet: Genre:
  • 40. My Selected Poet!
    • kenn nesbitt
  • 41. About My Poet!
    • Kenn Nesbitt Is my selected poet because he was the provider of our classes class poems. He is also my poet because he does a lot of funny poetry. I like funny poetry.
  • 42. Extra Poems that I’ve Collected!
  • 43. Total Point Summary
    • Write here your total points with a breakdown of how you think those points are made up.