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.
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
B ig air
M assive look back
X treme sport
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
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
Our earth is dying,
Polluted and dark brown smog,
Save the planet now.
My Haiku #2
Snow, Cold and frosty,
It sends shivers down your spine,
Snowflakes floating by.
Collected Haiku #1
Sushi and Soya
The Spring comes
When the day is over
Collected Haiku #2
The flap of a bat,
drip drip of monsoon waters.
Ancient image stares.
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
Turndown to fakie
Faceplant on the concrete
My Cinquain #2
Dig unnecessary holes
Lives in a kennel
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
My Diamante #2
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
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!!.
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
Collected Free Verse #1
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
Collected Free Verse #2
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
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
Repeat Poster Poem
Statements beginning with same word
Design a shape
Cut out multiple shapes
One statement on each shape
Attach to poster in all directions
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
BMX IS THE BEST B M X IS MIGHTY FINE B M X M E A N S T H E B E S T
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 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
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
Funny and stupid,
You’ll find him doing stupid stuff,
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
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”,
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