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Term 2 2008 Nathan\'s Poetry Anthology

Term 2 2008 Nathan\'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.
    • Mary Oliver
    • (A Poetry Handbook)
  • 3. What is Poetry? My Definition!
    • Poetry is .… allright in my definition i think that im allright at it, poetry means work just normal work, i guess it isnt really that special to me.
    • Me
  • 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
      • B ig air
      • M assive look back
      • X treme sport
  • 6. My Acrostic #2
    • H itting the ball
    • O n the field
    • C lose calls
    • K eeping the ball on your stick
    • E veryone can play
    • Y ou’ll love it
  • 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
    • Our earth is dying,
    • Polluted and dark brown smog,
    • Save the planet now.
  • 9. My Haiku #2
    • Snow, Cold and frosty,
    • It sends shivers down your spine,
    • Snowflakes floating by.
  • 10. Collected Haiku #1
    • Sushi and Soya
    • The Spring comes
    • When the day is over
  • 11. Collected Haiku #2
    • The flap of a bat,
    • drip drip of monsoon waters.
    • Ancient image stares.
  • 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
    • Bmx
    • Adrenaline rush
    • Turndown to fakie
    • Faceplant on the concrete
    • Haha
  • 15. My Cinquain #2
    • Dogs
    • Chew bones
    • Dig unnecessary holes
    • Lives in a kennel
    • Woof
  • 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
    • Cold
    • Dark,winter
    • Soups,heaters,indoors
    • Snow,fire,water,lava
    • Cooling,outdoors,water
    • Summer,bright
    • Hot
  • 19. My Diamante #2
    • Bmx
    • Little,bike
    • Aggressive,freestyle,rider
    • Bicycle,little,wheel,tyre
    • Wheels,spinning,fast
    • Spokes,rims
    • Wheel
  • 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
    • The little old lady couldn't even turn on a computer, she thought she was so high tech, but she still used a morse code machine, it was as old as her!!.
  • 23. My Free Verse #2
    • Im wishing that i never tripped,
    • now my knee is a bung crip,
    • It looks as if i had a little bee,
    • who lived inside of me and wanted to break free,
    • Now i have to have stitches,
    • Probably by some old witches
  • 24. Collected Free Verse #1
    • Awake
    • My last night as a full-time child
    • I didn't want to sleep, for fear of
    • Waking up in a rustle of too-crisp sheets
    • And a creak of inadequate bedsprings
    • With a lightly snoring virtual stranger eight feet away.
    • And also I didn't want it to be tomorrow,
    • Because then it would be time to do what
    • I've denied for three weeks of subsistence
    • And oblivion--ignoring is bliss.
    • And I saw everything I never did
    • Lying around me, pieces and steps of the
    • Success I never got, reminders that
    • Whatever I planned, I never got far.
    • But in the middle of these broken promises
    • To myself, I could see for the first time
    • That I have not been broken.
    • And I must keep myself, all that is real,
    • As daybreak does, and nightfall.
    • I exist to others, but all I need is me.
    • I will be the last promise, when all is said
    • And kept.
  • 25. Collected Free Verse #2
    • Diversity
    • I did not think when I named my people
    • Eurocentric that I would ever have to
    • Rack my brains for just the right touch of
    • Foreign syllable to represent a nation
    • That has given me a friend I wish to honor
    • Without insult.
    • And when I used to roam the open-air mall
    • In search of shoes, I never imagined
    • That one day I would argue with my sister
    • Over wearing the plaid flannel that clothes
    • The leering young men whose compliments
    • We can't accept
    • As I feel the fluorescent lights slowly
    • Bleaching my skin even paler than
    • Its standout rosy tan among
    • An olive sea.
    • And when I felt obligated to copy my books and
    • Choose a crush I never paid attention to
    • Last names or skin tone because
    • A heart is the same in any language
    • And mine breaks when I realize
    • How hard it is to accept
  • 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
    • BMX
    • IS
    • NOT
    • A
    • CRIME
  • 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
    • First name:Dave
    • Lives in:A house in Greenville USA
    • Hears:His loud freewheel clicking while riding the park
    • Sees:The BMX quarter ahead, ready to pull a move
    • Touches:His soft Krayton rubber hand-grips
    • Needs:Another world BMX title
    • Fears:Landing on his head and getting brain damage
    • Gives:Everything his best shot and has perseverance
    • Wonders:What trick he could next pull off
    • Dreams:Of being the best in the world again
    • Believes:That his new computer game will come out soon
    • Loves:Riding in North Carolina and practicing new tricks
    • Is:A legend at BMX-ing
    • Last name:Mirra
  • 32. 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
    • Braindead,
    • Has braces,
    • Funny and stupid,
    • You’ll find him doing stupid stuff,
    • Bramwell
  • 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
    • I found a dollar coin sitting on the road,
    • Just as i went to grab it i saw a little toad,
    • The little toad said “My name be Fred”,
    • “ I saw that little coin roll out of your bed”
    • “ Come and meet”
    • “ Im under your feet”
    • “ Your foot fungus grows like my toadstool bed”
    • The smell could..Make me go dead”,
    • “ Make me go dead” “Make me go dead”,
  • 38. Thanks for watching!
  • 39. Diary of Poetry Readings! Total Points: Date: Title: Poet: Genre: