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Forms of poetry

  1. 1. Forms of poetry<br />6th grade advanced reading <br />
  2. 2. Example <br />
  3. 3. Limerick<br />Five-line poem that tells a funny or silly story.<br />Lines 1, 2, and 5 rhyme.<br />Lines 3 and 4 rhyme and are usually shorter than the other lines.<br />Line 5 refers back to line 1.<br />
  4. 4. Another example<br />
  5. 5. Diamante Poetry<br />Diamante poetry shows change. The beginning line and the last line are opposites or contrasting words. <br />It is written in the shape of a diamond. <br />
  6. 6. Example<br />Light,<br />Sun, Bright,<br />Happy, Confident, Joyful,<br />Care free, Smiling, Masking ,Melancholy,<br />Poignant, Sad, Depressed,<br />Heartbreaking, Scary,<br />Dark<br />
  7. 7. Cinquain<br />A limerick is a rhyming, humorous, and often nonsensical five-line poem. The first, second, and fifth lines rhyme (forming a triplet), and have the same number of syllables. The third and fourth lines rhyme (forming a couplet), and have the same number of syllables. <br />Tip: When writing your own, it may be helpful to begin with, “There once was a….” <br />
  8. 8. Example<br />Tree<br />Sturdy, Tall<br />Climbing, swinging, playing<br />Fun among the branches<br />Maple<br />
  9. 9. Free Verse <br />Expresses an idea, story, or feeling in rhythmic form. It has no particular pattern, and may or may not have rhyming phrases.<br />Free verse doesn’t have a specific pattern. In free verse, it is the rhythm and the language used to express an idea that makes the poem.<br />Without set rules, you are free to decide where to break your form into stanzas, what (if any) rhyming scheme you use, and even your style of grammar. <br />
  10. 10. Example: <br />I Dream'd in a Dreamby<br />Walt Whitman <br />  I DREAM'D in a dream I saw a city invincible to the attacks of the   <br />  whole of the rest of the earth, <br /> I dream'd that was the new city of Friends,<br />  Nothing was greater there than the quality of robust love, it led  the rest, <br /> It was seen every hour in the actions of the men of that city, <br /> And in all their looks and words. <br />
  11. 11. Free Verse <br />
  12. 12. Free Verse <br />Picture Street<br />Time will reveal everything I want to know now. <br />I wish time was just the name of a street.<br />I’d drive a black car up and down time.<br />I’d be happy.<br /> - Beau W. <br />
  13. 13. Ballad <br />Ballad Poems are poems that tells a story similar to a folk tale or legend and often has a repeated refrain. A ballad is often about love and often sung. A ballad is a story in poetic form. <br />Sometimes a lesson is told in the last phrase.<br />A ballad can have any number of stanzas (group of lines), and generally follows an ABCB rhyme scheme. <br />
  14. 14. Example<br />http://www.silentwords.com/BalladPoems/puzzle.html<br />http://www.cswnet.com/~erin/child.htm#ballads<br />
  15. 15. Sonnet<br />A lyric poem (poetry that expresses subjective thoughts and feelings, often in a songlike style or form) of 14 lines. <br />2 types of sonnets (distinguished by rhyme scheme)<br />Italian – broken into two parts; the octave (8 lines) and the sestet (6 lines) <br />Octave rhyming pattern is abbaabba<br />Sestet rhymes cdecde<br />
  16. 16. Sonnet Continued <br />Shakespearean Sonnet <br />Consists of three quatrains (4 lines poem) and a couplet (2 line poem)<br />Rhyme scheme – ababcdcdefefgg<br />
  17. 17. Examples <br />http://www.sonnets.org/<br />
  18. 18. Bio Poem <br />A poem about a person. It is not a poem about yourself; it is about someone else you know or someone you have studied.<br />(Refer to page 10 in your packet for guidelines)<br />
  19. 19. Example <br />(1)Scout<br />(2) Tomboy, brave, intelligent, loving <br />(3) Sister of Jem<br />(4) Lover of justice, chewing gum, reading, and Alabama<br />summers<br />(5) Who feels outrage when her dad is maligned, happiness when school is over, and fright on a dark Halloween night.<br />(6) Who needs her dad's acceptance, Jem's loyalty, and Dill's admiration<br />(7) Who gives friendship easily, black eyes to cousins, and sassy words to Calpurnia<br />(8)Who fears Boo's dark house, owls in the night, and giving her open palms to the teacher<br />(9) Who would like to see all mockingbirds sing freely whether they are creatures of flight, shy neighbors, or kind handymen<br />(10) Resident of Maycomb, Alabama<br />(11) Finch<br />

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