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Poetry Forms There are no limits to the forms of poetry. Here are some that you might like to try. HAIKU CINQUAIN CLARIHEW LIMERICK DIAMONTE RHYME SCHEMES.

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1 Poetry Forms There are no limits to the forms of poetry. Here are some that you might like to try. HAIKU CINQUAIN CLARIHEW LIMERICK DIAMONTE RHYME SCHEMES EXIT

2 HAIKU There are many rules about haiku writing. It is a Japanese form, and more involved than we tend to think. But, for beginners, this rule will be enough: A Haiku is a poem composed of three lines of 5, 7 and 5 syllables.

3 I am first with five Then seven in the middle -- Five again to end.

4 Green and speckled legs, Hop on logs and lily pads Splash in cool water.

5 He is somewhat large Glasses, ties, and checkered shirts He is not quiet HOME

6 The Cinquain A Cinquain has five lines: Line 1 = 2 syllables, Line 2 = 4 syllables Line 3 = 6 syllables, Line 4 = 8 syllables Line 5 = 2 syllables A Cinquain doesn't rhyme. The poem should build to a climax and have strong words on the end line.

7 Apple Red, delicious Healthy and natural Crispy, cold, and really crunchy Yummy!

8 My dress: Its new and now. Im looking fabulous, Just like a magazine model! Knock Out!

9 Homeless Cold, painful, hard. Life is always struggle. A place without mercy or hope. Unkind HOME

10 Clerihews have just a few simple rules: Four lines. Lines 1 & 2 rhyme with each other and Lines 3 & 4 rhyme with each other: AABB The first line names a person (usually a famous person), and the rest of the lines are about that person. A clerihew should be funny. You don't have to count syllables or words, and rhythm is not a problem. The Clarihew

11 E. C. Bentley Mused while he ought to have studied intently; It was this muse That inspired clerihews.

12 Barak H. Obama Made proud his mama She has nothing to repent Her boys the president

13 Paul Revere! Light one or two lamps for he whom we cheer. Through the April night he carried the word, And around the world---a shot was heard. HOME

14 A limerick is a verse of five lines. The first, second, and fifth lines rhyme with each other, and generally have about nine syllables. The shorter third and fourth lines rhyme with each other, and generally have about six syllables. Limericks should be humorous. The Limerick

15 How to Write a Limerick A limerick ought to be funny Like the sun in the sky should be sunny. It needn't be X-rated, Just cleverly stated, Or even a little bit punny.

16 May the Force Be with You There once was a class of fifth graders That was meaner than thirty Darth Vaders. But though his voice got real hoarse, Mr. O had the force, And the space goons said, "We'll check ya later!"

17 The Wearin o the Green On Saint Patricks Day we wear green Or wed be afraid to be seen. If you dont want to flinch Because of a pinch, You have to dress up like a string bean!

18 ! Romeo and Juliet There once were two star-crossed lovers Who disobeyed their fathers and mothers. They wanted to wed, But ended up dead; Would have been better if they had been brothers. ---Room 17 (whole group) HOME

19 The Diamante Noun Adjective-Adjective Verb - Verb - Verb Noun - Noun/Noun - Noun Verb - Verb - Verb Adjective-Adjective Noun The diamante is a shape poem in a rhombic (diamond) form consisting of seven lines, each line made up of one of the Parts of Speech, as in the pattern below:

20 The Diamante generally presents opposites. If the first word (line 1) is Above the final word (line 7) would probably be Under. If the first word is love, then the last word would probably be hate.

21 Mountain High, rocky Flying, looking, killing Eagle, power, fear, rabbit Living, moving, singing Deep, beautiful Valley

22 Sun Hot, bright Burning, warming, illuminating Nuclear fission, celestial satellite Glowing, reflecting, freezing Lifeless, empty Moon

23 Winter Frosty, Bright Skiing, Snow Boarding, Sledding Icicles, Snowflakes, Vacation, Family Swimming, Sun Tanning, Sweltering Hot, Sunny Summer HOME

24 Rhyme Schemes Poets are purposeful in the design of their poems. Rhyme is not as dominant in poetry as it once was, but an appreciation of the subtlety of the rhyming art is essential to the study of poetry. It is harder than it looks.

25 Couplets Couplets are just simple rhymes, two lines of generally equal length that rhyme (AA). There was an old lady who lived in a shoe Had so many children, didnt know what to do.

26 But the poet can string the couplets together (AABBCC): Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind. Nor hath Love's mind of any judgment taste; Wings, and no eyes, figure unheedy haste: And therefore is Love said to be a child, Because in choice he is so oft beguiled. ---Shakespeare

27 Triplets Triplets are three line stanzas. The poet can rhyme the three lines. There can be multiple stanzas in a poem. ABC or AAA or AAA BBB CCC …

28 Beautiful is the light to one no longer blind. Marvelous is the light as mast'ry sparks our mind. Golden is mercy's Light when God's good grace we find.

29 The Griot The village children gather round and make a circle on the ground listening to his every sound The hunt, the chase, the catch, the kill the battles on a distant hill night time terrors, a ghostly chill The trickster and the lion king the egrets rising on the wing with your heart you hear one sing

30 The Quatrain The word quatrain simply means a four line stanza. There are many possible rhyme schemes.

31 ABCB Roses are red Violets are blue Sugar is sweet And so are you

32 ABAB Roses are red Violets are blue You never said But I always knew

33 AAAB It sticks in my head That it has been said That roses are red While violets are blue

34 ABBA Everyone knows that roses are red And that violets are said to be blue Both of those points I admit to be true I never have otherwise said

35 Whose woods these are I think I know His house is in the village though He will not see me stopping here To watch his woods fill up with snow ---Robert Frost AABA HOME



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