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Anna’s Poetry Anthology

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Term 2 2008 Anna\'s Poetry Anthology

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  • 1.
    • Annas Poetry
  • Anthology

2. What is Poetry?

  • 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.
  • Mary Oliver
  • (A Poetry Handbook)

3. What is Poetry? My Definition!

  • Poetry is a way for a poet to express their
  • feelings about things
  • Anna

4. AcrosticThe wordacrosticis formed from the Greek wordacros(outermost) andstichos(line of poetry). The acrostic is a poem where the first letter of each line forms a word when you read them looking downward. http://www.readwritethink.org/materials/acrostic/ P anthers growl, O rioles sing,E agles soar,M onkeys swing.S ee? 5. My Acrostic #1

  • Hitting the hockey ball
  • Oranges at half time be
  • Coloured cards
  • Kicking the ball
  • Excitement before the game
  • Yelling from the sideline

6. My Acrostic #2

  • Pretty ugly
  • I hate the colour
  • Normally a girl colour
  • Karate suits are never pink

7. Haiku

  • 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.
  • Birds take wing on high,gliding over angry waves back to their safe nests.
  • http://members.shaw.ca/kcic1/haiku.html

8. My Haiku #1

  • Do not waste water
  • What if the water ran out
  • No more hot showers

9. My Haiku #2

  • Start to recycle
  • please recycle what you can
  • make a difference

10. Collected Haiku #1

  • summer
  • theyve gone...
  • where the beach umbrella was
  • the sand was not so hot

11. Collected Haiku #2

  • Time
  • the flap of bats,
  • drip drip of monsoon water.
  • Ancient image stares

12. CinquainCinquain 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. CinquainCinquain Pattern #3 Line1: Two syllables Line2: Four syllables Line 3: Six syllables Line 4: Eight syllables Line 5: Two syllables http://hrsbstaff.ednet.ns.ca/davidc/6c_files/Poem%20pics/cinquaindescrip.htm 14. My Cinquain #1

  • People
  • male, female
  • old and young
  • happy and sad people
  • aliens

15. My Cinquain #2

  • Food
  • hot, cold
  • big and small
  • delicious, nice and disgusting
  • drinks

16. DiamanteA 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 1Line 3: three words (action verbs) that relate to line 1Line 4: four words (nouns) first 2 words relate to line 1 last 2 words relate to line 7Line 5: three words (action verbs) that relate to line 7Line 6: two words (adjectives) that describe line 7Line 7: one word ( subject/noun that is contrasting to line 1) http://www.readwritethink.org/materials/diamante/ 17. Diamante Example square symmetrical, conventional shaping, measuring, balancing boxes, rooms, clocks, halos encircling, circumnavigating, enclosing round, continuous circle 18. My Diamante #1

  • Houses
  • hot, cold
  • pretty and ugly
  • very big and tiny
  • country and town
  • tall, short
  • factorys

19. My Diamante #2

  • Photos
  • pretty, ugly
  • big and small
  • happy and sad photos
  • new and old
  • formal, silly
  • videos

20. Free Verse

  • Does not have to rhyme
  • Does not have to have a specific rhythm
  • Has no specific length
  • Makes use of figurative speech

21. Free Verse Tools

  • Metaphor suggests a similarity between two thingsThe road snakes around the mountain .
  • Simile highlights the comparison between two things using like, as, resembles, etc.
  • The stars in the night sky were like sparkling diamonds.
  • Personification giving human characteristics to things which are clearly not human
  • The outboard motor cleared its throat.
  • Alliteration repeating words with the same beginning sound Thomas tied two turnips to two tall trees.
  • Imagery using vivid, descriptive words to conjure up an image
  • The car sped. - The flashy, yellow, mustang streaked like a bullet along the highway.
  • Onomatopoeia using words that sound like what they mean
  • He slurped his soup .
  • Hyperbole using exaggeration to make a point
  • Make me a sundae a mile high .

22. My Free Verse #1

  • My uncle Bob is
  • as dumb as a log
  • and needs a job
  • so he can get a dog

23. My Free Verse #2

  • My uncle Bob needs a car
  • So he can get very far
  • Away from me
  • So he dose not have to live in my tree

24. Collected Free Verse #1

  • My Noisy Brotherby Bruce Lansky
  • My brothers such a noisy kid,
  • when he eats soup he slurps.
  • When he drinks milk he gargles.
  • And after meals he burps.
  • He cracks his knuckles when hes
  • bored.
  • He whistles when he walks.
  • He snaps his fingers when he sings.
  • and when hes mad he squawks.
  • At night my brother snores so loud
  • it sounds just like a riot.
  • Even when he sleeps
  • my noisy brother isnt quiet

25. Collected Free Verse #2

  • Headless Town
  • Selling hats in Headless Town
  • Special sale, so gather round.
  • Short brim,wide brim, white or brown,
  • Hats for sale in Headless Town.
  • Selling hats in Headless Town
  • Stetson,bonnet,cap,or crown,
  • Isnt there one soul around
  • Who needs a hat in Headless Town?
  • Selling hats Headless Town
  • Sure can get a fella down,
  • But theres a way
  • If theres a will
  • (I once sold shoes in Footlessville)

26. Repeat Poster Poem

  • Select Subject
  • Statements beginning with same word
  • Design a shape
  • Cut out multiple shapes
  • One statement on each shape
  • Attach to poster in all directions

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. My Repeat Poster Poem #1 chocolate is usually delicious Chocolate has heaps of brands Chocolate has lots of flavours 29. Character Poem First name Lives _________ where she Hears ___________ Sees ________________ Touches ______________ Needs _____________ Fears ____________ Gives _________________ Wonders __________________ Dreams ________________ Believes ______________ Loves _____________ IsLast name. 30. Robin Hood of Sherwood Forest, Ann McGovern

  • Robin
  • Lives in Sherwood Forest where he
  • Hears about the archery contest,
  • Sees the evil sheriff as an enemy,
  • Fears nothing,
  • Gives money to the poor,
  • Dreams about Maid Marian,
  • Loves the feel of a bow in his hands, and
  • Is happy to live in Sherwood Forest
  • Hood. - Joshua, Grade 8

31. My Character Poem #1

  • Rachael
  • Lives in Lala land where she
  • Hears the flowers whispering
  • Sees rainbows
  • Touchs the sky and the moon
  • Needs lots of food and a library
  • Fears bed time
  • Gives the bunnies food
  • Wonders why the grass is green
  • Dreams of being a rocket scientist with Holly -rose
  • Believes in fairys
  • Loves chocolate cake
  • Is happy with life
  • Downes

32. Riddle Poem

  • Line 1:clue about subject
  • Line 2:adjective and noun
  • Line 3:two actions connected to subject
  • Line 4:phrase or statement
  • Line 5:answer

33. Haymeadow, Gary Paulsen Dumb fly-followed stubborn and stinky spread out like a gray carpet herd of sheep -Michael, Grade 8 34. My Riddle Poem #1

  • Brown
  • large furniture
  • cut and carved
  • a natural resource
  • wood

35. Rapping

  • Keep the beat
  • Repetition
  • Rhyming

36. Rapunzels Rap Rapunzel was a girl with hair of gold Trapped in a tower in days of old She wasnt 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. My Rap Poem #1

  • Rachael lived in lala land
  • she toured round New Zealand with her band
  • untill one day she cut her hand
  • That day was in June
  • and there was a full moon
  • witch made her choke on her spoon

38. Animated Poem

  • Illustrate a poem
  • Scan
  • Animate using a software program
  • Incorporate into a presentation

39. Animated Three Blind Mice 40. Thanks for watching! 41. Diary of Poetry Readings! Total Points: Date: Title: Poet: Genre: Headless Town The Principal is Missing Kenn Nesbitt My Noisy BrotherBruce Lansky 42. My Selected Poet! 43. About My Poet! 44. Extra Poems that Ive Collected! 45. Total Point Summary

  • Write here your total points with a breakdown of how you think those points are made up.