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,
3. What is Poetry?My Definition! My Definition!
- Poetry is a type of writing to enjoy. It is a flowing way to
express your feelings. It can be about anything you want it to
- Poetry is unique and individual. And can be for all ages.
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
- Fresh, cut flowers are eligant,
- Lush, sweet clours brighten up the world,
- Wild bunches of many types,
- Eating the goodness from the ground to live,
- Romantic red rose are a sign of true love
- Swaying outside in the swirls.
6. My Acrostic #2 Full of pure goodness of the body. Ripe, tasty
bites to shallow. Underneath the fruit trees lies masses of fruit.
Inside the perfect fruit lies delicious juice. Trees thriving with
lush nutritious fruit. 7. Haiku
- 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 picture.
- Birds take wing on high,gliding over angry waves back to their
8. My Haiku #1
- Thick, Lush, Emerald Trees,
- Swaying, Dancing in the wind,
9. My Haiku #2
10. Collected Haiku #1
- Meeting blue sky and green earth
11. Collected Haiku #2
- Early in the morning we rise,
- Brilliant sunshine floods our eyes.
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. 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
- Swimming, Diving, Eating,
- Quick, Calm, beautiful creatures,
15. My Cinquain #2
- Running, Jumping, Skipping,
- Tastes good with Mint Sauce
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
- Shrubs, Weeds, Alive, Flourish,
- Bulbs, Shovels, dirt, spade,
19. My Diamante #2
- Swaying, Growing, Climbing,
- Substantial, Magnificent, Delicate, Elegant,
- Blooming, Developing, Thriving,
20. Free Verse
- Does not have to have a specific rhythm
- 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
- The car sped. - The flashy, yellow, mustang streaked like a
bullet along the highway.
- Onomatopoeia using words that sound like what they mean
- Hyperbole using exaggeration to make a point
- Make me a sundae a mile high .
22. My Free Verse #1
- I take the tasty, tempting, thrilling ice-cream from the shop
- It is huge. The scoops are so big it is like a pile of fat
- Te chocolate sauce sickly is winded around the appetizing, rich
- The sauce is dry and is clinging onto the ice-cream for dare
life until it reaches my mouth.
- The ice-cream is dressed with countless, radiant, radical
- The ice-cream thensucked into incredibly,rapidly into my hungry
23. My Free Verse #2
- Dying Padlock before heaven.
- Theres something caught in me. Stuck.
- Feelings wont come out. Its like a padlock in me without a
- Emotions spills out all over the dark light. Theirs grief,
gloominess and misery.
- Tragic swirls around in circles.
- All thoughts splash away. Memories thrown behind, some
- Autumn leaves fall down and scatter i try to walk the heart
breaking experience off; but it stays. It feels as if family has
been stolen. Until the key is found. The padlock unseals and my
life is a new born chicken. I have found the way to to glory. It is
pure, unlocked. I am in a different world.
- I see my grandparents in this golden world. Heaven.
This poem is about my grandparents that have died. 24. Collected
Free Verse #1
- Don't Ever Bite Your Sister
- Don't ever bite your sister.
- Don't kick her in the shin.
- Don't slap your sister silly
- and don't sock her on the chin.
- Don't tape a "Kick Me" poster
- Don't take your stinky socks off
- and then put them in her pack.
- Don't purchase plastic spiders
- and place them on her head.
- Don't leave your rubber rattlesnake
- inside your sister's bed.
- Don't do this to your sister
- I'm pretty sure she may do something
25. Collected Free Verse #2
- When I was Five, I was just alive.
- But now I am Six, I'm as clever as clever,
- So I think I'll be six now for ever and ever.
Now I am Six 26. Repeat Poster Poem
- Statements beginning with same word
- 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
- True friends are the family we choose.
True friendship is not words but meanings. True friendship
lastsa life time. True friends are hard to find, harder to leave
and impossible to forget. 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,
- Dreams about Maid Marian,
- Loves the feel of a bow in his hands, and
- Is happy to live in Sherwood Forest
31. My Character Poem #1
- Lives in her house where she
- Hears her family chatting
- Sees her loyal friends having a delightful time
- Touches her gorgeous rabbits Sweetie & Cuddles
- Needs to practice netball shots more.
- Fears Debbies creaking doors and annoying clock
- Gives money to money to charity in need
- Wonders what her career will be
- Dreams of living in a peaceful world with no war
- Believes that one day her sponsor child will be able to earn
her own money and support her family
- Is a kind friendly friend
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
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
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
- Snow white was a girl from a fairy-tale
- She had a pretty face that was really pale
- Her mother was queen; very mean,
- She wazza a real has been
- Mirror, mirror o the wall whos the cutest of them all:
- You are indeed cute n beaut
- but Snow White is Sweet n Neat
- coz she wanna be the boss
- So she tried to kill Snow White
- ofcrunchy, crunchy, rosy, rosy apple
- Coz Snow white was still the best
38. Animated Poem
- 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: The
Principle is Missing Ken Nesbitt Funny The marvelous Homework and
HouseworkMchine Ken Nesbitt Funny My Noisy Brother Bruce Lansky
Funny Headless Town- Funny 42. My Selected Poet!
43. About My Poet!
- I am 46 years old and I was born on February 20, 1962 in
Berkeley, California. I grew up in Fresno and San Diego,
- I have written the following books:
- Revenge of the Lunch Ladi es(Meadowbrook Press, 2007)
- Santa Got Stuck in the Chimn ey(with Linda Knaus, In Press,
Meadowbrook Press, 2006)
- When the Teacher Isn't Looking and Other Funny School Poe
ms(Meadowbrook Press, 2005)
- The Aliens Have Landed at Our Schoo l!(Meadowbrook Press,
- Sailing Off to Sinagapore(Purple Room Publishing, 2001)
- I've Seen My Kitchen Sink(Purple Room Publishing, 1999)
- My Foot Fell Asleep(Purple Room Publishing, 1998)
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.