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My Poetry Anthology

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Term 2 2008 Daniel\'s Poetry Anthology

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  • 1.
    • My 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 song or rhyme that expresses feelings to the subject.
  • Me

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

  • Speeding down the court
  • Passing to players all around
  • Others shouting for the ball
  • Running all around
  • Throwing balls in the hoop

6. My Acrostic #2

  • Ruff rugby tackles
  • Ugly bone smashing injurys
  • Goal kicking
  • Balls flying through the sky
  • You need some glasses ref!

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

  • The earth is dying
  • Where killing it every day
  • Please make a difference

9. My Haiku #2

  • Graceful butterflies
  • Dancing , elegantly out
  • Into there own world

10. Collected Haiku #1

  • An island song
  • Like a floating river
  • Rain rain fall fall

11. Collected Haiku #2

  • First autumnmorning
  • The morning i stare into
  • Show my fathers face

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

  • Rain Clouds
  • gather around
  • High in the sky they watch the land below
  • As they peacefully wait to strike
  • STORM!!!

15. My Cinquain #2

  • Dirt Bikes
  • Fast and noisy
  • Jumping, flipping, twisting
  • Dirty, smelly, sludgy, and speedy
  • CRUNCH!!!!

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

  • hot, warm
  • heating, warming, boiling
  • over heated, heated, shivering, teeth chatter
  • Shivering, Hailing, Freezing
  • cool, cold

19. My Diamante #2

  • WIN
  • happy, excited
  • exciting, celebrating, rejoicing
  • fun, cool, bad, disappointed
  • annoying, disappointing, disheartening
  • unhappy, annoyed
  • LOSE

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

  • Wet rugby balls slip through your hands
  • Muddy balls slappingmy hands when i catch it
  • The sound of the Haka echoing around the stadium
  • The ear piercing sound of the Reffs whistle
  • The rage of an angry crowd shouting at the Reff
  • The grunt of the packs smashing together in the scrum
  • The roar of the crowd as you dive over for a try
  • The cheer of your team mates as you score the winning drop goal in the last second
  • The feel of the world cup in your hands and now you now you have lived your dream

23. My Free Verse #2

  • Running down the court
  • The warm feeling of shooting a basket
  • The cheer of the crowd when you get a free throw
  • Seeing the score board and seeing that your teams winning
  • the crowd chering when you get the intercept

24. Collected Free Verse #1 25. Collected Free Verse #2 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

  • Rugby is fun

Rugby is awesome Rugby is wickedRugby is the meaning of life!!Rugby is wet and muddy Rugby is the one game i love best!!!! 29. Character Poem First name ____________ Lives in ______ where s/he Hears ________________ Sees _________________ Touches ______________ Needs ________________ Fears _________________ Gives _________________ Wonders ______________ Dreams _______________ Believes ______________ Loves ________________ Is ____________________ Last 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

  • Jack
  • Lives in LA where he
  • Hears about terrorists and
  • sees evil men and
  • needs only a gun and he
  • fears nothing and
  • gives peace to the world and
  • believes he can do anything he wants to
  • loves bringing peace to the world
  • is the best CTU agent ever
  • Boure

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

  • Fun
  • Fast flowed
  • Ruff and rumble
  • Backs out
  • Rugby

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

  • Robin was a man and an outlaw
  • He robbed from the rich and gave it to the poor
  • The sheriff of Notingham was O so mad
  • Because Robin Hood always made him look bad
  • Robin had a band of merry men
  • from little John to Maid Marian
  • Together they would hide out in the trees
  • To see which rich man they could seize

38. Diary of Poetry Readings! Total Points: Date: Title: Poet: Genre: While strolling down the beach today Ken Nesbitt The principal is missing Ken Nesbitt Today is my history test Ken Nesbitt The wonderful home work and housework masheinken Nesbitt 39. My Selected Poet! 40. About My Poet! 41. Extra Poems that Ive Collected! 42. Total Point Summary

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