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  1. 1. Shape Poetry Expressing Yourself
  2. 2. What is a shape poem? <ul><li>takes the shape of the subject of the poem </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>exp. if the poem is about a tree, it would be shaped like a tree </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>uses simple concepts for the shapes </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>exp. hearts, houses, animals, etc. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Examples of shape poetry
  4. 4. More Examples
  5. 5. How do you write a shape poem? <ul><li>think of a poem topic </li></ul><ul><li>try to pick a topic that can be supported by a shape (abstract ideas might be harder to use) </li></ul><ul><li>draw an outline of the shape (you can keep the outline there or delete it later) </li></ul>
  6. 6. How do you write a shape poem? <ul><li>arrange your words within the shape (they can be just within the shape or outline it) </li></ul><ul><li>work with the look of the words until you find a look you like </li></ul><ul><li>write out a final copy to turn in </li></ul>
  7. 7. How to draw a shape poem Draw your shape ↑ Pitter Patter Pitter. Patter. The rain falls gently on my steel roof top. Slowly at first, but the tempo picks up. Soon it will be a thrashing of rain. Add words -> Try putting words in different orders ->
  8. 8. What to do next? <ul><li>Brainstorm ideas of what you could write about and start writing your poem. </li></ul><ul><li>If you have any questions, ask! </li></ul>