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,
(A Poetry Handbook)
3. What is Poetry? My Definition!
Poetry is a way to express your felling in a song.
Its a way to calm yourself down and it is also a way to vent
your anger, happiness,
and just your feelings.
It is also a form of writing a story but in a short version but
it is also like writing a song without music.
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.
http://www.readwritethink.org/materials/acrostic/ P anthers growl,
O rioles sing, E agles soar, M onkeys swing. S ee?
5. My Acrostic #1
H ealthy (not)
O bviously divine
O h so yummy
A dvanced technology to make it
T ypes of chocolate
E normous is the best type of chocolate
6. My Acrostic #2
L ollies are great
I love them
COMPOSING A TRADITIONAL JAPANESE HAIKU POEM
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
Birds take wing on high, gliding over angry waves back to their
8. My Haiku #1
I love chocolate,
It is so very divine,
Milk chocolates the best !
9. My Haiku #2
I learnt to recycle,
And care for our environment,
We must learn to care !
10. Collected Haiku #1
Falling to the ground,
I watch a leaf settle down
In a bed of brown.
11. Collected Haiku #2
Rain falls, seeds sprout
Continues life from something
Small but strong, it grows.
- By Sarah, age 14 Cape Cod, MA
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. Cinquain Cinquain Pattern #3 Line1: Two syllables Line2:
Four syllables Line 3: Six syllables Line 4: Eight syllables Line
5: Two syllables
14. My Cinquain #1
Soft & Creamy
Melts in heat
I think its divine
15. My Cinquain #2
Hide, Run, Pounce
They are really smart
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. Diamante Example square symmetrical, conventional shaping,
measuring, balancing boxes, rooms, clocks, halos encircling,
circumnavigating, enclosing round, continuous circle
18. My Diamante #1
Balanced, Straight, Precise
Cubes, Boxes, Round, Sphere
Never Ending, Continues
19. My Diamante #2
soft & creamy
squares, pieces, bars
rich, nice, colorful, oval
All different types
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 things The 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
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
There once was a boy that loved to slurp soup
One day a man poisoned it.
So when he slurped his soup
That will tech him for slurping his soup.
23. My Free Verse #2
There once was an old broken wallet
One day a lady used it to put all her money
because she was in a hurry, and all her money fell out.
24. Collected Free Verse #1
The last time we met I noticed
the bright red flowers in your hair,
Milk soft skin radiating through
heavens gate and I wanted to kiss
your tender hand.
Knees buckling from the sweet scent
of your perfume, our bodies locked like
falling birds, We kissed and ran as fast
as we could like two kittens playing with
a ball of yarn.
Landing on our feet, we walked along the
crimson cobblestone streets, At our favorite
sidewalk caf we talked and shared this
We celebrated life with French bread and good
wine. It was nice to see your lovely smile remain,
on an empty glass of wine and a bite of bread.
25. Collected Free Verse #2
Gabby's Baby Beagle
(A Tongue Twister)
Gabby bought a baby beagle
at the beagle baby store.
Gabby gave her beagle kibble,
but he begged for bagels more.
Gabby loved her baby beagle;
gladly Gabby gave him one,
but her beagle grabbed the bag and
gulped them down till there were none.
So she took her baby beagle
to the bagel baker's store,
where the beagle gobbled bagels,
bags of bagels by the score.
Gabby's beagle gorged on bagels,
bigger bagels than before,
till she'd gobbled every bagel
in the baker's bagel store.
Gulping bagels bulges baby
beagles' bellies really big.
Say goodbye to baby beagle;
Gabby's beagle's now a pig.
26. Repeat Poster Poem
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 sweet Chocolate is
creamy Chocolate is rich Chocolate is divine
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
Lives in Sherwood Forest where he
Hears about the archery contest,
Sees the evil sheriff as an enemy,
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
Lives in the earth
Hears monsters under her bed
Sees sheep when she is trying to get to sleep
Touches her duvet while she pulls it over her head
Wonders what type of monster is under her bed
Dreams of aliens
Believes in the tooth fairy
Is scared of the dark
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
34. My Riddle Poem #1
Cool but Strange
A Really Great Teacher
Keep the beat
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. -
37. My Rap Poem #1
There once was a fish,
That lived in a dish,
Its favorite food was mish,
He jumped into a bowl,
That was in a hole,
And that was the end of the fish
That liked mish
38. Animated Poem
Illustrate a poem
Animate using a software program
Incorporate into a presentation
39. Thanks for watching!
40. Diary of Poetry Readings! Total Points: Date: Title: Poet:
Genre: ? My elephant is missing Kenn Nesbitt Fiction ? The
marvelous homework and housework machine Kenn Nesbitt Fiction ?
While strolling down the beach today Kenn Nesbitt Fiction ? The
principal is missing Kenn Nesbitt FIction ? My noisy brother Bruce
Lansky Fiction ? What bugs me Bruce Lansky Fiction ? Untidy Gareth
Lancaster Fiction ? ? ?
41. My Selected Poet!
42. About My Poet!
Kenn Nesbitta full-time childrens poet from Spokane, WAis
author of seven funny poetry books, including The Aliens Have
Landed at Our School! and When the Teacher Isnt 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.
43. Extra Poems that Ive Collected!
Name Of Poem Author
While Strolling Down the Beach Today , Kenn Nesbitt
The Principal is missing, Kenn Nesbitt
The Marvelous Homework and Housework Machine, Kenn Nesbitt
My Elephant is missing, Kenn Nesbitt
My Noisy Brother, Bruce Lansky
Driving at dawn, Van.K. Brock
When I count to three, Lauri Bohanan
What bugs me, Bruce Lansky
Firsts, Zoe Gardner (14)
I Met a Genius, Charles Bukowski (?)
44. Total Point Summary
Write here your total points with a breakdown of how you think
those points are made up.