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Poetry Page

 

ACROSTIC: 


In Acrostic poems, the first letters of each line are aligned vertically to form a word. 
The word often is the subject of the poem.

An example is-

                     Elegantly and efficiently shaped 
                     Good to eat 
                     Great fun to find at Easter 
                     Smooth shelled

INTERACTIVE ACROSTIC

Acrostic poems - http://www.readwritethink.org/materials/acrostic/
     
http://www.holycross.edu/departments/socant/dhummon/acrostics/acrostics.html#whatacrostic
          
http://www.gigglepoetry.com/poetryclass/acrostic.html

 

CINQUAIN: 

     Cinquains have five lines 
               Line 1: Title (noun) - 1 word 
               Line 2: Description - 2 words 
               Line 3: Action - 3 words 
               Line 4: Feeling (phrase) - 4 words 
               Line 5: Title (synonym for the title) - 1 word

An example is -

                                Mom 
                  Helpful, caring
 
                 Loves to garden
 
      Excitable, likes satisfying people
 
                        Teacher

CLICK TO WRITE AN INSTANT CINQUAIN

Create a cinquain online at http://www.eduplace.com/tales/content/wwt_045.html
                                    http://www.eduplace.com/activity/poem_cinquain.html
                                    http://ettcweb.lr.k12.nj.us/forms/cinquain.htm
 Animal cinquain - http://www.eduplace.com/activity/pdf/animal_cinquain.pdf

More about the cinquain – http://teams.lacoe.edu/documentation/classrooms/amy/algebra/5-6/activities/poetry/cinquain.html
                               http://pages.uoregon.edu/leslieob/cinquain.html

 

DIAMANTE:

The Diamante is a form similar to the Cinquain. The text forms the shape of a diamond. 

Line 1: Noun or subject - one word 
Line 2: Two Adjectives that describe line 1 
Line 3: Three 'ing words that describe line 1 
Line 4: Four nouns - the first two are connected with line 1; the last two are connected with line 7 
Line 5: Three 'ing words that describe line 7 
Line 6: Two adjectives that describe line 7 
Line 7: Noun Synonym for the subject

               An example is-

                                                               Pencil 
                                                        Sharp, skinny 
                                            Writing, answering, erasing 
                                      Wood,       lead,       ink,       plastic 
                                            Drawing, smudging, leaking 
                                                  Durable, comfortable 
                                                                  Pen

CLICK HERE TO WRITE AN INSTANT DIAMANTE

      INTERACTIVE DIAMANTE


Diamantes online - http://www.eduplace.com/activity/poem_shapes.html
                         http://www.readwritethink.org/materials/diamante/
About diamantes - http://www.poetry4kids.com/blog/lessons/how-to-write-a-diamante-poem/   

 http://teams.lacoe.edu/documentation/classrooms/amy/algebra/5-6/activities/poetry/diamante.html
                            http://pages.uoregon.edu/leslieob/diamantes.html

 

HAIKU: 
Haiku is Japanese poetry that reflects on nature and feelings. You use your observation skills to write what you see in a new or different way. 
There are three lines with five syllables in the first line, seven syllables in the second, and five syllables in the third.

How To - http://www.gigglepoetry.com/poetryclass/haiku.html
           http://www.kidzone.ws/poetry/haiku.htm
           http://www.poetry4kids.com/blog/lessons/how-to-write-a-haiku/
           http://www.sophia.org/how-to-write-a-haiku-tutorial
Haiku lessons and ideas - http://www.smith.edu/fcceas/curriculum/girard.htm
Harry Potter haiku - http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/lesson/lesson180.shtml


LIMERICK: 
A limerick has five lines. 
The last words of lines one, two, and five rhyme. 
The last words of lines three and four rhyme. 
A limerick has to have a pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables. 
    U S U U S U U S 
    U S U U S U U S 
    U S U U S 
    U S U U S 
    U S U U S U U S

An example is - 
                        "There was an old man from Peru 
                         Who dreamed he was eating his shoe 
                         He awoke in the night 
                         With a terrible fright 
                         To discover it was totally true." 

 

Limericks online - 
http://www.gigglepoetry.com/poetryclass/limerickcontesthelp.html
                    http://volweb.utk.edu/Schools/bedford/harrisms/limerick.htm
                    http://www.teachingideas.co.uk/english/limerick.htm

                        http://www.learner.org/teacherslab/math/patterns/limerick/limerick_acttxt.html
                        http://www.poetry4kids.com/blog/lessons/how-to-write-a-limerick/

 

 

CONCRETE (or SHAPE): 
Shape poems are made up of words that have been placed in such a way that they make the shape of an object and also use words to describe the object.

Start by making a simple outline of the shape or object ( an animal, a football, a fruit etc.) large enough to fill a piece of paper. 
Then brainstorm a minimum of ten words and phrases that describe the shape. List action and feeling words as well. 
Next, place a piece of paper over the shape and decide where your words are going to be placed so that they outline your shape but also fit well together. 
Separate words and phrases with commas.

http://www.readwritethink.org/materials/shape/

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