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!
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
- Whirls around you fast and cold
- Down our driveway it lifts the leaves
6. My Acrostic #2
- Sunny days are when you love to play
- Parents watching while you play
- Our coach is always cheering us on
- Rainy games are always fun
- Tirering pratices, but there worth while
- 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
- flying in the rough could wind
9. My Haiku #2
10. Collected Haiku #1
- (Written by Issa. Translated by Bruce Lansky. Copyright1999 by
Bruce Lansky, reprinted with his permission)
11. Collected Haiku #2 Frog sunning on lily pad as dragonfly
darts by. Thrapp! (by Bruce Lansky. Copyright 1999 by Bruce Lansky,
reprinted with his permission) 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
14. My Cinquain #1
15. My Cinquain #2
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
- dark, white, sweet, flavours
- colourful, mixture, shapes
19. My Diamante #2
- court, team, sand turf, grass
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
- There once was an old rusty car, with no roof no doors or
seatbelts. A man got in drove along the road and got pulled over by
23. My Free Verse #2
- There once was an old brown suitcase with budget old wheels and
a broken handle. A man was going on holiday and he put this
suitcase on the plane, they forgot to shut the doors so the
suitcase fell out and landed in Hawii.
24. Collected Free Verse #1
- For some it must be nature
- But mine is content to receive and return
- And to follow, if it can be led.
- I felt that Person stirring among her petals,
- And in a lightning strike I thought again of
- Printing her out, for you.
- But what can I show that some
- Depth of your connected self has not seen?
- Wouldn't it be just like you to know
- Every piece of me by mind
- Before heart, before touch?
- I know somewhere that any so-called
- Surprise would give both of us deja vu.
- But when our hands together touching
- Cupped the tiny candle flame
- Something more was warm than my fingers,
- Something felt deeper than just the heat
- And I wasn't afraid of getting burned.
- And I finally saw the ember, cinderless,
- In the middle of the splinters
- You held, glowing in the dark air
- As you tried to keep it alive, and
- I thought I might be able to keep it with you
- But the answers disappear in your breath
- And someone's lighting up my favorite stars.....
- Copyright 1997 by Katherine Foreman.
25. Collected Free Verse #2
- The Limit of the Universe
- We are closest when we are apart.
- Each takes tiny steps back when
- We are finally together again,
- Thoughts of closeness risen from solitude.
- This is not what I had in mind.
- Where fear is the driving force
- Fear must be of each other too,
- Until we need not be afraid
- Which in this stifling, frowning
- Copyright 1995 by Katherine Foreman.
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
Poem #1 Lollies are colourful! Lollies are full of sugar! Lollies
are nearly always yum! YUM! Lollies come in every flavour! 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,
- 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
- Wonders whats on mars other than rocks
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
- There once was an old mans belt. It was really budget cause it
was made of felt, he chucked it in the bin and then ate out of a
tin. And that was the end of the mans belt made of felt.
38. Thanks for watching! 39. Diary of Poetry Readings! Total
Points: Date: Title: Poet: Genre: Headless Town While strolling
down the beach today Kenn Nesbitt The Marvelous Homework and
Housework Machine Kenn Nesbitt The Principal is Missing Kenn
Nesbitt 40. My Selected Poet! Kenn Nesbitt 41. About My Poet! My
Poetry My first children's poem -- Scrawny Tawny Skinner -- was
written in 1994 after having dinner with a friend whose 4-year-old
daughter did everything she could to get out of eating her dinner.
Shortly after that, I wrote two more poems, My Foot Fell Asleep and
Binkley. During 1995 and 1996, I wrote about three or four poems a
year (including You Can Never Be Too Careful and A Meloncholy Tale,
whenever the mood struck me. (All of these poems, by the way,
appear in the book My Foot Fell Asleep.) In early 1997 I decided I
would like to write an entire book of children's poems. In 1998, I
published my first collection of poetry, entitled My Foot Fell
Asleep. I published a sequel called I've Seen My Kitchen Sink in
1999 and a third book, Sailing Off to Singapore, in 2000. The
Aliens Have Landed at Our School! was published by Meadowbrook
Press and is distributed by Simon and Schuster. My first collection
of poems about school, When the Teacher Isn't Looking: and Other
Funny School Poems was published by Meadowbrook Press in 2005. In
2006 Meadowbrook also published a of Christmas poems I co-authored
with Linda Knaus entitled Santa Got Stuck in the Chimney. My newest
book is another collection of funny school poems entitled Revenge
of the Lunch Ladies, and is scheduled to be published in the fall
of 2007. My poems have also appeared in magazines, school
textbooks, and numerous anthologies of funny poetry, as well as on
television, audio CDs and even restaurant placemats. I have put
together this web site to share some of my poems with kids around
the world. I try to post a new poem every weekday for you to read
and grade, so please check back regularly to read new, funny
poetry. 42. Extra Poems that Ive Collected! The Marvelous Homework
and Housework Machine Attention all students! Attention all kids!
Hold onto your horses! Hold onto your lids! We have just exactly
the thing that you need whenever you've way too much homework to
read. The Marvelous Homework & Housework Machine will always
makes sure that your bedroom is clean. It loves to write book
reports ten pages long, then put all your toys away where they
belong. This wonderful gadget will do all your math, then mop up
your messes and go take your bath. The Marvelous Homework &
Housework Machine is truly like no other gizmo you've seen. It
hangs up your clothes on their hangers and hooks, then reads all
your boring geography books. It brings you a pillow to give you a
rest, then brushes your teeth and prepares for your test. This
thing is amazing. I'm sure you'll agree. It feeds you dessert while
you're watching T.V. There's only one thing this device will not
do. It won't eat your Brussels sprouts; they're, like, P.U. --Kenn
Nesbitt 43. Total Point Summary
- Write here your total points with a breakdown of how you think
those points are made up.