Thom\'s Poetry Anthology

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  • 1.
    • Toms 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 a way of expressing yourself mostly in a rhyming way. It can be very meaningful and can also be a bit of a laugh.
    • Tom
  • 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. My Acrostic #1
    • Super Soccer
    • Pouncing Ping Pong
    • Outstanding Orienteering
    • Rewarding Rugby
    • Tough it can be
  • 6. My Acrostic #2
    • Running down the sideline
    • Underneath the posts
    • Getting knocked out
    • Big crowd
    • Your in the crowd
  • 7. Haiku
    • 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.
    • http://members.shaw.ca/kcic1/haiku.html
  • 8. My Haiku #1
    • The World is dying
    • Decompose in New Zealand
    • Save the planet now
  • 9. My Haiku #2
    • The snow is falling
    • Tinkling down very lightly
    • Falling on my head
  • 10. Collected Haiku #1
    • Try walking to work
    • Use less petrol and gasses
    • Ditch the cars and trucks
    • -Blake
  • 11. Collected Haiku #2
    • The fast car races
    • I smell the rubber burning
    • The brakes have faded
    • - Joel
  • 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 http://hrsbstaff.ednet.ns.ca/davidc/6c_files/Poem%20pics/cinquaindescrip.htm
  • 14. My Cinquain #1
    • Motocross
    • Big jumps
    • Bad crash landing
    • Broken back and leg
    • Ouch!
  • 15. My Cinquain #2
    • Basketball
    • Great fun
    • 3 point shot
    • Sweating all over
    • Yeah!
  • 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. Diamante Example square symmetrical, conventional shaping, measuring, balancing boxes, rooms, clocks, halos encircling, circumnavigating, enclosing round, continuous circle
  • 18. My Diamante #1
    • Biking
    • Fun, Enjoyable
    • Pedaling, Jumping, Grinding
    • Test your skills Brother or Sister-
    • Falling, Speeding, Crying,
    • Hurtful, Fatal,
    • Crash
  • 19. My Diamante #2
    • School,
    • Boring, Fun,
    • Playing, Singing, Writing,
    • Writing boring poems and stories-
    • Shooting, Watcing, Working,
    • Fun, Hard
    • Home
  • 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
    • I went into town
    • And on my face there was a very big frown
    • I went instore
    • I forgot to close the door
    • The shopkeeper came out
    • I was in doubt
    • I ran away
    • He will find me one day
    • And then I will have to pay!
  • 23. My Free Verse #2
    • Im in the ruck
    • Were yelling like a duck
    • We all fall over
    • There in a comer
    • And that was the end of that
  • 24. Collected Free Verse #1
    • 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 myserious universe
    • -KImberley Gilling
  • 25. Collected Free Verse #2
    • Dying Padlock before heaven.
    • There’s something caught in me. Stuck.
    • Feelings wont come out. Its like a padlock in me without a key.
    • Emotions spills out all over the dar light. Theirs grief, gloominess and misery.
    • Tragic swirls around in circles.
    • All thoughts splash away. Memories thrown behind, some remain.
    • Autumn leaves fall down and scatter i try to walk the heart breaking experience off; but it stays. It feels as if family has been stolen. Until the key is found. The padlock unseals and my life is a new born chicken. I have found the way to to glory. It is pure, unlocked. I am in a different world.
    • I see my grandparents in this golden world. Heaven.
    • -Annie
  • 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 Cars speeding down the track Cars hear the engines roaring Car tyres ripping to shreds Cars paint shining among the crowd Car mags shining so you crash
  • 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
    • Josh
    • Lives in a house he
    • Hears words
    • Sees people
    • Touches his Kitten
    • Needs longer hair
    • Fears ghosts
    • Gives nothing
    • Wonders about the blue blue skys
    • Dreams about chickens pecking out peoples eyes
    • Believes in Jebus
    • Loves life
    • Is random
    • O’Connell
  • 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
    • Ancient
    • Entertainingly funny
    • Throws pens at the innocent
    • Does not have an Appendix
    • Mr Lloyd
  • 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
    • Yo Yo Yo I’m going down the straight
    • Who knows what will be my fate
    • Im going real fast
    • I aint gonna be last
    • I smashed number tweleve right up the back
    • We wont be seeing him back on the track
    • Checkerds right in front of me
    • Good thing to cause I really need to pee!!!
  • 38. Diary of Poetry Readings! Total Points: Date: Title: Poet: Genre:
  • 39. My Selected Poet!
  • 40. About My Poet!
  • 41. Extra Poems that I’ve Collected!
  • 42. Total Point Summary
    • Write here your total points with a breakdown of how you think those points are made up.