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Rachael\'s Poetry Anthology

  1. 1. <ul><li>My Poetry </li></ul><ul><li>Anthology </li></ul>
  2. 2. What is Poetry? <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>Mary Oliver </li></ul><ul><li>(A Poetry Handbook) </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is Poetry? My Definition! <ul><li>Poetry is .…an authors way of expressing them selfs or showing their emotions </li></ul><ul><li>Rachael downes </li></ul>
  4. 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. http://www.readwritethink.org/materials/acrostic/ P anthers growl, O rioles sing, E agles soar, M onkeys swing. S ee? 
  5. 5. My Acrostic #1 <ul><li>Nigh impossible to see things </li></ul><ul><li>Ilusons making normal things strange </li></ul><ul><li>Getting scared </li></ul><ul><li>Howling dogs </li></ul><ul><li>Talking trees </li></ul>
  6. 6. My Acrostic #2 Terribly quiet and sneaky Happy when things have gone well Exciting fellig while stealing Important in polices eyes Very spooky Exiting buildings quickly Scary noise makers
  7. 7. Haiku <ul><li>COMPOSING A TRADITIONAL JAPANESE HAIKU POEM </li></ul><ul><li>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 . </li></ul><ul><li>Birds take wing on high, gliding over angry waves back to their safe nests. </li></ul><ul><li>http://members.shaw.ca/kcic1/haiku.html </li></ul>
  8. 8. My Haiku #1 <ul><li>The sky is blue now </li></ul><ul><li>usually mist grey or brown </li></ul><ul><li>waiting for the storm </li></ul>
  9. 9. My Haiku #2 <ul><li>the thieves in their den </li></ul><ul><li>planning their next move,next house </li></ul><ul><li>waiting for night fall </li></ul>
  10. 10. Collected Haiku #1 <ul><li>green elms in the woods </li></ul><ul><li>branches floating all around </li></ul><ul><li>standing tall and proud </li></ul>
  11. 11. Collected Haiku #2 <ul><li>green speckled legs </li></ul><ul><li>hop on logs and lilly pads </li></ul><ul><li>splash in cool water </li></ul>
  12. 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. 13. 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
  14. 14. My Cinquain #1 <ul><li>oil </li></ul><ul><li>slippery,greasy </li></ul><ul><li>smelling,darkning,slippy </li></ul><ul><li>falling and spread every where </li></ul><ul><li>varnish </li></ul>
  15. 15. My Cinquain #2 <ul><li>babys </li></ul><ul><li>tiny creatures </li></ul><ul><li>sleep eat and cry away </li></ul><ul><li>I wish they could do this in some </li></ul><ul><li>order </li></ul>
  16. 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) http://www.readwritethink.org/materials/diamante/
  17. 17. Diamante Example square symmetrical, conventional shaping, measuring, balancing boxes, rooms, clocks, halos encircling, circumnavigating, enclosing round, continuous circle
  18. 18. My Diamante #1 <ul><li>people </li></ul><ul><li>weird,themselves </li></ul><ul><li>pretty,witty,caring </li></ul><ul><li>house,clothes,gender,personality </li></ul><ul><li>runner swimmer award winer, </li></ul><ul><li>good,bad </li></ul><ul><li>differences </li></ul>
  19. 19. My Diamante #2 <ul><li>Flowers </li></ul><ul><li>pretty,cute </li></ul><ul><li>luring,whitening,darkning </li></ul><ul><li>petals,stems,cold,icy </li></ul><ul><li>raining,snowing,hailing </li></ul><ul><li>frosty,flowers </li></ul><ul><li>winter </li></ul>
  20. 20. Free Verse <ul><li>Does not have to rhyme </li></ul><ul><li>Does not have to have a specific rhythm </li></ul><ul><li>Has no specific length </li></ul><ul><li>Makes use of figurative speech </li></ul>
  21. 21. Free Verse Tools <ul><li>Metaphor – suggests a similarity between two things The road snakes around the mountain . </li></ul><ul><li>Simile – highlights the comparison between two things using like, as, resembles, etc.          </li></ul><ul><li>The stars in the night sky were like sparkling diamonds. </li></ul><ul><li>Personification – giving human characteristics to things which are clearly not human                    </li></ul><ul><li>The outboard motor cleared its throat. </li></ul><ul><li>Alliteration – repeating words with the same beginning sound Thomas tied two turnips to two tall trees. </li></ul><ul><li>Imagery – using vivid, descriptive words to conjure up an image         </li></ul><ul><li>The car sped. - The flashy, yellow, mustang  streaked like          a bullet along the highway. </li></ul><ul><li>Onomatopoeia – using words that sound like what they mean         </li></ul><ul><li>He slurped his soup . </li></ul><ul><li>Hyperbole – using exaggeration to make a point        </li></ul><ul><li>Make me a sundae a mile high . </li></ul>
  22. 22. My Free Verse #1 <ul><li>My uncle bob </li></ul><ul><li>My uncle bob is a horrible slob </li></ul><ul><li>he’s as fat as a log and should get a good job </li></ul><ul><li>when comes home from his low paying </li></ul><ul><li>job he smells like a pig who’s had a swig of </li></ul><ul><li>vodka or rum </li></ul><ul><li>but his eyes are what keeps him alive they are peircing blue but smell of glue. </li></ul><ul><li>I guess he’ll die of stench </li></ul>
  23. 23. My Free Verse #2 <ul><li>trees are peticular plants </li></ul><ul><li>their stems are called trunks and are quite hard lumps </li></ul><ul><li>while the bark are his spines and the leaves are his hair </li></ul><ul><li>though he’s quite queer and cuts his hair </li></ul><ul><li>I think someones planted a man </li></ul>
  24. 24. Collected Free Verse #1 <ul><li>I am like the sun </li></ul><ul><li>I spread light and warmth into everyones life </li></ul><ul><li>my feelings rise and fall </li></ul><ul><li>day and night </li></ul><ul><li>I shine apon you </li></ul><ul><li>As if I’m your hero </li></ul><ul><li>one minute in the lime light </li></ul><ul><li>Next a forgotten Image </li></ul><ul><li>lost in the dark </li></ul>
  25. 25. Collected Free Verse #2 <ul><li>I am like the sky </li></ul><ul><li>some days I can be grey and grumpy, like a </li></ul><ul><li>gloomy over cast day, sometimes I can be bright and cheery like brilliant summers day </li></ul><ul><li>Some days I can be slow and lazy, as a fluffy </li></ul><ul><li>cloud in the sky . some days I can be very active like a ferocious tornado in the sky wanting to leave my mark </li></ul><ul><li>some days I can be a mixture of all these things, unpredictable, forever </li></ul><ul><li>on the move, in search of a dream </li></ul>
  26. 26. Repeat Poster Poem <ul><li>Select Subject </li></ul><ul><li>Statements beginning with same word </li></ul><ul><li>Design a shape </li></ul><ul><li>Cut out multiple shapes </li></ul><ul><li>One statement on each shape </li></ul><ul><li>Attach to poster in all directions </li></ul>
  27. 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. 28. My Repeat Poster Poem #1 apples are a type of compter apple a day keeps the docter away apples are very good for fruit salad apples are juicey apples are really very yummy and
  29. 29. Character Poem First name ____________ Lives in ______ where s/he Hears ________________ Sees _________________ Touches ______________ Needs ________________ Fears _________________ Gives _________________ Wonders ______________ Dreams _______________ Believes ______________ Loves ________________ Is ____________________ Last name.
  30. 30. Robin Hood of Sherwood Forest, Ann McGovern <ul><li>Robin </li></ul><ul><li>Lives in Sherwood Forest where he </li></ul><ul><li>Hears about the archery contest, </li></ul><ul><li>Sees the evil sheriff as an enemy, </li></ul><ul><li>Fears nothing, </li></ul><ul><li>Gives money to the poor, </li></ul><ul><li>Dreams about Maid Marian, </li></ul><ul><li>Loves the feel of a bow in his hands, and </li></ul><ul><li>Is happy to live in Sherwood Forest </li></ul><ul><li>Hood. - Joshua, Grade 8 </li></ul>
  31. 31. My Character Poem #1 <ul><li>Rachael </li></ul><ul><li>lives in lala land where she hears the flowers wispering </li></ul><ul><li>sees large rainbows streaching across the sky </li></ul><ul><li>touches the sky and the moon </li></ul><ul><li>needs lots of food and a library </li></ul><ul><li>fears bedtime </li></ul><ul><li>gives the bunnys food </li></ul><ul><li>wonders why the grass is green </li></ul><ul><li>dreams of being a rocket scientist with holly-rose in america </li></ul><ul><li>belives in fairys </li></ul><ul><li>loves cake </li></ul><ul><li>is happy with life </li></ul><ul><li>downes </li></ul>
  32. 32. Riddle Poem <ul><li>Line 1: clue about subject </li></ul><ul><li>Line 2: adjective and noun </li></ul><ul><li>Line 3: two actions connected to subject </li></ul><ul><li>Line 4: phrase or statement </li></ul><ul><li>Line 5: answer </li></ul>
  33. 33. Haymeadow, Gary Paulsen Dumb fly-followed stubborn and stinky spread out like a gray carpet herd of sheep - Michael, Grade 8
  34. 34. My Riddle Poem #1 <ul><li>solid </li></ul><ul><li>tall </li></ul><ul><li>doors withen </li></ul><ul><li>wall </li></ul>
  35. 35. my riddle poem 2# <ul><li>white </li></ul><ul><li>hard </li></ul><ul><li>easily broken </li></ul><ul><li>teeth </li></ul>
  36. 36. Rapping <ul><li>Keep the beat </li></ul><ul><li>Repetition </li></ul><ul><li>Rhyming </li></ul>
  37. 37. 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
  38. 38. My Rap Poem #1 <ul><li>Rachael lived in lala land she toured round zealand with her band untill one day she cut her hand </li></ul><ul><li>that day was in june and there was a full moon which made her choke on a spoon </li></ul>
  39. 39. Animated Poem <ul><li>Illustrate a poem </li></ul><ul><li>Scan </li></ul><ul><li>Animate using a software program </li></ul><ul><li>Incorporate into a presentation </li></ul>
  40. 40. Animated Three Blind Mice
  41. 41. Thanks for watching!
  42. 42. Diary of Poetry Readings! Total Points: Date: Title: Poet: Genre: Uncle fredrick brian pattern dear santa ken nesbit boa Ben snail race Ken Nesbit
  43. 43. My Selected Poet!
  44. 44. About My Poet!
  45. 45. Extra Poems that I’ve Collected!
  46. 46. Total Point Summary <ul><li>Write here your total points with a breakdown of how you think those points are made up. </li></ul>