As the namesuggestsdescribes anobject
and is writtenin the shapeof thatobject. It is
sometimescalled a “Concrete Poem” or a
What is a Shape
It has something to do with the physical
form of words on the paper. Whilewords,
writing style and literary devices may all
impact themeaning of thepoem, the physical
form of the poem takes is also of significance.
Used by theancient Greeks wherethey began
to enhancethemeaning of poetryby arranging
theircharactersin visuallypleasing ways during
the 3rd and 2nd centuries.
The name “ConcretePoetry” however is from the
1950s when a groupof Brazilian Poets calledthe
“Noigandres” heldan international exhibitionof
their work and developedamanifestoto definethe
Thinkof a topic thatis notdifficultto do.
Jot down ideas thatwould come into mind thendecide whichone
is to be used.
Once you’ve decided, thinkof words thatmay describe or deliver
In creating OutlinePoems, onemay create a linefirst thenfillthe
space inside the drawing.
How to achieve the manifesto?
In DrawingPoems, create sticklines thatmay serve as a pattern.Fill
in thewords on the lines.
Rhymes are not necessary and so are punctuationmarks.
Rememberin writing Shape Poems thatwe read from left to right,
top to bottom to allow readers to understand whereto begin
Avoid forcing the image. Play with words andlet your
imaginationhelp youcreate your Shape Poem.
Grab a pair. Together with yourpartner create 1
Outline Poem and1 DrawingPoem on a 1 whole
sheet ofpaper. Youonlyhave 5 minutes. Papers will be
collected so don’tforget to write your names.
Let’s give it one more try!
Nowthatyou havelearnedthebasicconcepts,it is time to
test your knowledge.On a¼ sheet of paperanswer theitems
Theevaluationis composedof 10-items, Part1 is afive-
item Identificationtype whilePart2 is afive-item Modified True
orFalse type ofexam.Youonly have10minutestofinish the