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Class poems and notes


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Notes from our class poems

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Class poems and notes

  1. 1. Elegy Poem<br />This is a poem that expresses sorrow over the death of someone you loved or respected. <br />Simply mourns the passing of all life and beauty.<br />
  2. 2. Elegy Poem<br />Does not have to rhyme<br />Does not have a rhythm<br />When writing your poem make sure you have a least fourteen lines.<br />
  3. 3. I watched as the old, tired hands of my grandmother<br />Pulled at the tubes attached to her body.<br />I watched as she struggled to sit up,<br />And gasped for air that simply would not come.<br />I watched as they lowered the casket,<br />Sealing her away from me forever.<br />Her life had been one of giving,<br />One of loving, of sharing, of laughing.<br />I would not weep for my grandmother.<br />I would not cry out for her.<br />I would not forget her pain.<br />She had suffered enough, and did not need my tears.<br />
  4. 4. HAIKU<br />A Japanese poem that is written in three lines.<br />An old silent pond…<br />A frog jumps into the pond.<br />Splash! Silence again.<br />
  5. 5. HAIKU<br />Traditionally, a Haiku is about nature and does not rhyme.<br />1st line has Five Syllables<br />2nd line has Seven Syllables<br />3rd line has Five Syllables<br />Woodpeckers chatter, (5)<br />While bees and butterflies dance. (7)<br />Spring is here again! (5)<br />
  6. 6. How to write a limerick<br /> <br />Limerick poems have five lines (1st, 2nd, 5th have 9 syllables; 3rd, 4th have 7 syllables)<br /> <br />The last words of the first, second, and fifth lines rhyme together.<br /> <br />The last words of the third and fourth lines rhyme together.<br /> <br />Must be funny<br /> <br />Must have a repeating rhythm. <br />
  7. 7. A Clumsy Young Fellow Named Tim<br />A clumsy young fellow named Tim (A)was never informed how to swim. (A)He fell off a dock (B)and sunk like a rock. (B)And that was the end of him. (A) <br />
  8. 8. The Traveling Lady There was a large lady from Perth Who wanted to travel the earth But her wish was in vain For the door of the plane Was not wide enough for her girth<br />
  9. 9. Clerihew<br />Clerihews are funny poems you write about specific people.<br />Clerihews have just a few simple rules: <br /> 1. Only four lines long<br /> 2. The first two lines rhyme (a)<br /> 3. The last two lines rhyme (b)<br /> 4. Must be FUNNY!<br />The first line usually names a person and the second line usually ends with something that rhymes with that person.<br />
  10. 10. Clerihew Examples<br />My band teacher Mr. Lockhart is kind of nutty<br />I wish I didn’t have him as a buddy.<br />He’s goofy and tells some stupid jokes:<br />I wonder where he’ll go if he croaks<br />
  11. 11. I like to visit the neighborhood baker<br />He is quite the cupcake maker<br />His shop is now closed and he’s in jail<br />Because he tried to feed his wife a nail<br />
  12. 12. How-To Poems<br /> <br /> <br />Think of an everyday event. Come up with a funny, silly, or outrageous way to do it.<br />Each poem must contain at least four stanzas with four lines each.<br />First and second lines of each stanza rhyme together, but do not rhyme with any other stanza.<br />Third and fourth lines of each stanza rhyme together, but do not rhyme with any other stanza.<br /> <br /> <br />Have fun with these poems and use your imagination when trying to come up with creative ways to do everyday, ordinary things.<br />