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Gemma\'s Poetry Anthology


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Term 2 2008 Gemma\'s Poetry Anthology

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Gemma\'s Poetry Anthology

  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 a description of a scene or experience. It can also involve rhymes and patterns, e.g Limerick. Poems can express feelings as well. </li></ul><ul><li>Gemma </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>Generously kind </li></ul><ul><li>Energetic and sporty </li></ul><ul><li>Miraculously weird </li></ul><ul><li>Moving and dancing </li></ul><ul><li>Acrobat at gymnastics </li></ul><ul><li>Written By Gemma </li></ul>
  6. 6. My Acrostic #2 Personification and similes Optimistic and sad Explanatory and stories Metaphors and repetition Surprising and haikus Written By Gemma
  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>Start to recycle </li></ul><ul><li>Paper, cans, plastic, and more </li></ul><ul><li>Carry on recycling </li></ul><ul><li>Written By Gemma </li></ul>
  9. 9. My Haiku #2 <ul><li>If we kill the world </li></ul><ul><li>What place will we have to go? </li></ul><ul><li>How will we survive? </li></ul><ul><li>Written By Gemma </li></ul>
  10. 10. Collected Haiku #1 <ul><li>Muddy little kids </li></ul><ul><li>Dirt all over their faces </li></ul><ul><li>Making mud pudding </li></ul><ul><li>Written By Holly-Rose </li></ul>
  11. 11. Collected Haiku #2 <ul><li>Playing by the stream </li></ul><ul><li>Making paper sail boats </li></ul><ul><li>Floating them away </li></ul><ul><li>Written By Holly-Rose </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>Ice-cream </li></ul><ul><li>Soft, cold </li></ul><ul><li>Scrunch, munch, scrunch </li></ul><ul><li>Slurping it all down </li></ul><ul><li>Gone </li></ul><ul><li>Written By Gemma </li></ul>
  15. 15. My Cinquain #2 <ul><li>Gemma </li></ul><ul><li>Fun, loving </li></ul><ul><li>Energetic, sprinter, biker </li></ul><ul><li>Riding fast to school </li></ul><ul><li>Smith </li></ul><ul><li>Written By Gemma </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>Melanie </li></ul><ul><li>Music, Abbey </li></ul><ul><li>Playing, teaching, listening </li></ul><ul><li>Beauty and the Beast </li></ul><ul><li>Driving, watching, sitting </li></ul><ul><li>Smart, excited </li></ul><ul><li>Mel </li></ul><ul><li>Written By Gemma </li></ul>
  19. 19. My Diamante #2 <ul><li>Leopard </li></ul><ul><li>Jumpy, pouncy </li></ul><ul><li>Lying, jumping, pouncing </li></ul><ul><li>Jumping on it’s prey </li></ul><ul><li>Sleeping, climbing, leaping </li></ul><ul><li>Smart, fast </li></ul><ul><li>Leopard </li></ul><ul><li>Written By Gemma </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>Cameron </li></ul><ul><li>Scared of sheep </li></ul><ul><li>Freaks out at dogs </li></ul><ul><li>Attacked a cat </li></ul><ul><li>Loves goldfish </li></ul><ul><li>Written By Gemma </li></ul>
  23. 23. My Free Verse #2 <ul><li>Tristan </li></ul><ul><li>Always ready for rugby </li></ul><ul><li>Go rock climbing anytime </li></ul><ul><li>Loves his first car </li></ul><ul><li>Drives it everyday </li></ul><ul><li>Written By Gemma </li></ul>
  24. 24. Collected Free Verse #1 <ul><li>Fun sports </li></ul><ul><li>Boring maths </li></ul><ul><li>Awesome friends </li></ul><ul><li>Weird children </li></ul><ul><li>Written By Phillipa </li></ul>
  25. 25. Collected Free Verse #2 <ul><li>Make me a sundae a mile high </li></ul><ul><li>Or even just a huge mince pie </li></ul><ul><li>If you didn’t I could die </li></ul><ul><li>Just over a sundae or a pie </li></ul><ul><li>Written By Joel </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>School has sport School has friends </li></ul><ul><li>School has work </li></ul><ul><li>School has bikers </li></ul><ul><li>Written By Gemma </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>Gemma </li></ul><ul><li>Lives in her cosy house and </li></ul><ul><li>Hears her brother scream and </li></ul><ul><li>Sees the German Shepherd and </li></ul><ul><li>Fears the person and </li></ul><ul><li>Gives the dog a bone </li></ul><ul><li>Dreams about her own dog </li></ul><ul><li>Loves the wet nose and </li></ul><ul><li>Is happy her brother is crying </li></ul><ul><li>Smith </li></ul><ul><li>Written By Gemma </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>Soft and fluffy </li></ul><ul><li>Sits around all day </li></ul><ul><li>Boring and bland </li></ul><ul><li>Quiet and adorable </li></ul><ul><li>Cats </li></ul><ul><li>Written By Gemma </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>German Shepherds are a type of dog </li></ul><ul><li>But when they die they’re like a log </li></ul><ul><li>Poodles try to act quite cool </li></ul><ul><li>But all they do is stand quite tall </li></ul><ul><li>Yes very, very, very, very, very, very tall </li></ul><ul><li>Labradors seem to be up to snuff </li></ul><ul><li>But they always seem to be quite buff </li></ul><ul><li>All dogs seem to be quite buff </li></ul><ul><li>Written By Gemma </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: Genre: Poet: Title: Date:
  42. 42. My Selected Poet! <ul><li>The wonderful Roald Dahl </li></ul>
  43. 43. About My Poet! <ul><li>Roald Dahl (1916-1990) is one of the most successful children's writers in the world: around thirty million of his books have been sold in the U.K. alone. He said that &quot;my ideas occur basically at my desk&quot; including the poem you can read - 'Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf'. </li></ul>
  44. 44. Extra Poems that I’ve Collected! <ul><li>Gabby bought a baby beagle </li></ul><ul><li>at the beagle baby store. </li></ul><ul><li>Gabby gave her beagle kibble, </li></ul><ul><li>but he begged for bagels more. </li></ul><ul><li>Gabby loved her baby beagle; </li></ul><ul><li>gladly Gabby gave him one, </li></ul><ul><li>but her beagle grabbed the bag and </li></ul><ul><li>gulped them down till there were none. </li></ul><ul><li>So she took her baby beagle to the bagel baker's store, </li></ul><ul><li>where the beagle gobbled bagels, </li></ul><ul><li>bags of bagels by the score. </li></ul><ul><li>Gabby's beagle gorged on bagels, </li></ul><ul><li>bigger bagels than before, </li></ul><ul><li>till she'd gobbled every bagel in the baker's bagel store. </li></ul><ul><li>Gulping bagels bulges baby </li></ul><ul><li>beagles' bellies really big. </li></ul><ul><li>Say goodbye to baby beagle; </li></ul><ul><li>Gabby's beagle's now a pig. </li></ul><ul><li>--Kenn Nesbitt </li></ul>