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  1. 1. <ul><li>My Poetry </li></ul><ul><li>Anthology </li></ul>
  2. 2. What is Poetry? <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>Mary Oliver </li></ul><ul><li>(A Poetry Handbook) </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is Poetry? My Definition! <ul><li>Poetry is .… an explanation of the authors actions or feelings </li></ul><ul><li>Me </li></ul>
  4. 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. P anthers growl, O rioles sing, E agles soar, M onkeys swing. S ee? 
  5. 5. My Acrostic #1 <ul><li>Racing </li></ul><ul><li>Awesome </li></ul><ul><li>Close wheel 2 wheel action </li></ul><ul><li>Exiting </li></ul><ul><li>Crashing </li></ul><ul><li>Amazing speed </li></ul><ul><li>Radical cornering </li></ul>
  6. 6. My Acrostic #2 <ul><li>Hoping not to crash </li></ul><ul><li>Amazing gear shifting </li></ul><ul><li>Incredible crashing </li></ul><ul><li>Racing round it </li></ul><ul><li>Pathetic passing </li></ul><ul><li>Impossible to apex </li></ul><ul><li>Not an easy corner </li></ul>
  7. 7. Haiku <ul><li>COMPOSING A TRADITIONAL JAPANESE HAIKU POEM </li></ul><ul><li>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 . </li></ul><ul><li>Birds take wing on high, gliding over angry waves back to their safe nests. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  8. 8. My Haiku #1 <ul><li>The big tree outside </li></ul><ul><li>with the little squirrel inside </li></ul><ul><li>and the leaves blowing </li></ul>
  9. 9. My Haiku #2 <ul><li>Our earth is dying </li></ul><ul><li>Recycle whenever you can </li></ul><ul><li>save the planet now </li></ul>
  10. 10. Collected Haiku #1 <ul><li>Silence--a strangled </li></ul><ul><li>Telephone has forgotten </li></ul><ul><li>That it should ring </li></ul>
  11. 11. Collected Haiku #2 <ul><li>Freeway overpass-- </li></ul><ul><li>Blossoms in graffiti on </li></ul><ul><li>fog-wrapped June mornings </li></ul>
  12. 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. 13. Cinquain Cinquain Pattern #3 Line1: Two syllables Line2: Four syllables Line 3: Six syllables Line 4: Eight syllables Line 5: Two syllables
  14. 14. My Cinquain #1 <ul><li>Motorbikes </li></ul><ul><li>With motors </li></ul><ul><li>Some are fast </li></ul><ul><li>Some are very slow </li></ul><ul><li>Interesting!! </li></ul>
  15. 15. My Cinquain #2 <ul><li>Race-cars </li></ul><ul><li>Burning fuel </li></ul><ul><li>Burning up rubber </li></ul><ul><li>Smoking up the track </li></ul><ul><li>Fast!! </li></ul>
  16. 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)
  17. 17. Diamante Example square symmetrical, conventional shaping, measuring, balancing boxes, rooms, clocks, halos encircling, circumnavigating, enclosing round, continuous circle
  18. 18. My Diamante #1 <ul><li>Winter </li></ul><ul><li>Rainy,Cold </li></ul><ul><li>Skiing,Skating,Sledding </li></ul><ul><li>Mountains,Wind,breeze,ocean </li></ul><ul><li>Swimming,Surfing,Scupadiving </li></ul><ul><li>Sunny,Hot </li></ul><ul><li>Summer </li></ul>
  19. 19. My Diamante #2 <ul><li>Studies </li></ul><ul><li>unhappy,difficult </li></ul><ul><li>boring,Succeeding,Sleeping </li></ul><ul><li>Library,Pencil,Card,Outside </li></ul><ul><li>Interesting,Exciting,Failing </li></ul><ul><li>Happy,Easy </li></ul><ul><li>Playing </li></ul>
  20. 20. Free Verse <ul><li>Does not have to rhyme </li></ul><ul><li>Does not have to have a specific rhythm </li></ul><ul><li>Has no specific length </li></ul><ul><li>Makes use of figurative speech </li></ul>
  21. 21. Free Verse Tools <ul><li>Metaphor – suggests a similarity between two things The road snakes around the mountain . </li></ul><ul><li>Simile – highlights the comparison between two things using like, as, resembles, etc.          </li></ul><ul><li>The stars in the night sky were like sparkling diamonds. </li></ul><ul><li>Personification – giving human characteristics to things which are clearly not human                    </li></ul><ul><li>The outboard motor cleared its throat. </li></ul><ul><li>Alliteration – repeating words with the same beginning sound Thomas tied two turnips to two tall trees. </li></ul><ul><li>Imagery – using vivid, descriptive words to conjure up an image         </li></ul><ul><li>The car sped. - The flashy, yellow, mustang  streaked like          a bullet along the highway. </li></ul><ul><li>Onomatopoeia – using words that sound like what they mean         </li></ul><ul><li>He slurped his soup . </li></ul><ul><li>Hyperbole – using exaggeration to make a point        </li></ul><ul><li>Make me a sundae a mile high. </li></ul>
  22. 22. My Free Verse #1 <ul><li>Im in the race-car </li></ul><ul><li>Flying down the straight at </li></ul><ul><li>Two hundred and ten kilometers an hour </li></ul><ul><li>Coming to the corner when... </li></ul><ul><li>The brakes fail about twenty meters away </li></ul><ul><li>What will i do </li></ul>
  23. 23. My Free Verse #2 <ul><li>Im siting on the motor bike </li></ul><ul><li>accelerating and changing gears </li></ul><ul><li>dirt flying into my face </li></ul><ul><li>going through the ruts and bumps </li></ul><ul><li>and floating over the jumps </li></ul>
  24. 24. Collected Free Verse #1 <ul><li>I won't ask you why you're running and </li></ul><ul><li>I won't ask you if you care </li></ul><ul><li>But the subject's going to come up </li></ul><ul><li>Sooner or later, and it might as well be </li></ul><ul><li>Now that I'm thinking about it. </li></ul><ul><li>And it's okay if you test me, without </li></ul><ul><li>Having to test my limits, but </li></ul><ul><li>I've never liked pop quizzes and </li></ul><ul><li>It seems a little unfair. </li></ul><ul><li>And I don't want to dance if </li></ul><ul><li>You can't make me pretend that </li></ul><ul><li>You love me, and you can't. </li></ul><ul><li>So it's a weekend for nothing </li></ul><ul><li>And here I am with my whole soul </li></ul><ul><li>Bared to you, about you and </li></ul><ul><li>I feel more naked than over spaghetti. </li></ul><ul><li>But I'll keep it quiet for your sake </li></ul><ul><li>And couch my words in negations </li></ul><ul><li>Of where they come from, and I would </li></ul><ul><li>Deny my soul to tell the truth to you forever. </li></ul>
  25. 25. Collected Free Verse #2 <ul><li>The world's most humble egotist </li></ul><ul><li>Spin it around but </li></ul><ul><li>Nothing is true or can be, so </li></ul><ul><li>We're all wrong but you're not. </li></ul><ul><li>Is it false that nothing is true </li></ul><ul><li>Or can you be the only one blind enough </li></ul><ul><li>To see the unreality of the real? </li></ul><ul><li>All your isms, you'll never be quite wrong </li></ul><ul><li>But if nothing is true </li></ul><ul><li>Neither are you. </li></ul>
  26. 26. Repeat Poster Poem <ul><li>Select Subject </li></ul><ul><li>Statements beginning with same word </li></ul><ul><li>Design a shape </li></ul><ul><li>Cut out multiple shapes </li></ul><ul><li>One statement on each shape </li></ul><ul><li>Attach to poster in all directions </li></ul>
  27. 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. 28. My Repeat Poster Poem #1 <ul><li>Racing </li></ul><ul><li>Burnt Fuel </li></ul><ul><li>Sparks flying </li></ul><ul><li>Rubber Burning </li></ul>
  29. 29. Character Poem First name ____________ Lives in ______ where s/he Hears ________________ Sees _________________ Touches ______________ Needs ________________ Fears _________________ Gives _________________ Wonders ______________ Dreams _______________ Believes ______________ Loves ________________ Is ____________________ Last name.
  30. 30. Robin Hood of Sherwood Forest, Ann McGovern <ul><li>Robin </li></ul><ul><li>Lives in Sherwood Forest where he </li></ul><ul><li>Hears about the archery contest, </li></ul><ul><li>Sees the evil sheriff as an enemy, </li></ul><ul><li>Fears nothing, </li></ul><ul><li>Gives money to the poor, </li></ul><ul><li>Dreams about Maid Marian, </li></ul><ul><li>Loves the feel of a bow in his hands, and </li></ul><ul><li>Is happy to live in Sherwood Forest </li></ul><ul><li>Hood. - Joshua, Grade 8 </li></ul>
  31. 31. My Character Poem #1 <ul><li>First name: Lewis </li></ul><ul><li>Lives in: Britain </li></ul><ul><li>Hears: The roaring engine behind </li></ul><ul><li>Sees: The chicane ahead </li></ul><ul><li>Touches: steering wheel & race gear </li></ul><ul><li>Needs: An F1 title </li></ul><ul><li>Fears: copying Ayrton Senna’s crash at the Imola Grand prix </li></ul><ul><li>Gives: Advice & signatures </li></ul><ul><li>Wonders: About being world champ </li></ul><ul><li>Dreams: Being world champion </li></ul><ul><li>Believes: He can win </li></ul><ul><li>Loves: winning </li></ul><ul><li>Is: A great roll-model </li></ul><ul><li>Last name: Hamilton </li></ul>
  32. 32. Riddle Poem <ul><li>Line 1: clue about subject </li></ul><ul><li>Line 2: adjective and noun </li></ul><ul><li>Line 3: two actions connected to subject </li></ul><ul><li>Line 4: phrase or statement </li></ul><ul><li>Line 5: answer </li></ul>
  33. 33. Haymeadow, Gary Paulsen Dumb fly-followed stubborn and stinky spread out like a gray carpet herd of sheep - Michael, Grade 8
  34. 34. My Riddle Poem #1 <ul><li>Fuel </li></ul><ul><li>Bright sparks </li></ul><ul><li>Fast gear changing </li></ul><ul><li>Thrill to win </li></ul><ul><li>Race-cars </li></ul>
  35. 35. Rapping <ul><li>Keep the beat </li></ul><ul><li>Repetition </li></ul><ul><li>Rhyming </li></ul>
  36. 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. 37. My Rap Poem #1 <ul><li>I cycled down to the burger bar </li></ul><ul><li>with out my hands on the handle bars </li></ul><ul><li>i lost control and broke my jaw </li></ul><ul><li>i don’t think i will do that any more </li></ul>
  38. 38. Animated Poem <ul><li>Illustrate a poem </li></ul><ul><li>Scan </li></ul><ul><li>Animate using a software program </li></ul><ul><li>Incorporate into a presentation </li></ul>
  39. 39. Animated Three Blind Mice
  40. 40. Thanks for watching!
  41. 41. Diary of Poetry Readings! Total Points: Date: Title: Poet: Genre:
  42. 42. My Selected Poet! <ul><li>Kenn Nesbitt </li></ul>
  43. 43. About My Poet! <ul><li>Kenn Nesbitt—a full-time children’s poet from Spokane, WA—is author of seven funny poetry books, including The Aliens Have Landed at Our School! and When the Teacher Isn’t Looking, both from Meadowbrook Press. His rib-tickling poetry also appears in seven Meadowbrook Press anthologies and three Scholastic anthologies. Kenn delivers assembly-style programs in which students collaborate to write poems as a group. He also engages students through dazzling performances of his work. </li></ul>
  44. 44. Extra Poems that I’ve Collected! <ul><li>The pits are my favorite place to be. </li></ul><ul><li>The pits are wonderful, </li></ul><ul><li>Can't you see? </li></ul><ul><li>If you don't understand, </li></ul><ul><li>I'll make you see. </li></ul><ul><li>If the cars weren't fixed, </li></ul><ul><li>Where would they be? </li></ul><ul><li>If a car comes in with forty nicks, </li></ul><ul><li>It goes in bashed, </li></ul><ul><li>It comes out fixed. </li></ul><ul><li>Now you can see why the pits are so wonderful to me! </li></ul>
  45. 45. Total Point Summary <ul><li>Write here your total points with a breakdown of how you think those points are made up. </li></ul>