Presentation on theme: "You started rhyming poetry back in Kindergarten."— Presentation transcript:
1You started rhyming poetry back in Kindergarten. Rhyme TimeYou started rhyming poetry back in Kindergarten.
2I Have to Write a Poem I have to write a poem I really don't know how I Have to Write a Poem I have to write a poem I really don't know how. So maybe I'll just make a rhyme with something dumb, like cow. Okay, I'll write about a cow, but that's so commonplace. I think I'll have to make her be... a cow from outer space!
3How to write a PoemKenn Nesbitt explains the creative thought process involved in writing a poem.In each stanza, Kenn has used three beats for the 1st, 2nd, and 4th linesda DUM, da DUM, da DUMHe used 4 beats in his third lines.da DUM, da DUM, da DUM, daKenn has used an ABCB rhyme pattern in all stanzas.
4You don’t have to make your poem rhyme or have a certain rhythm, but adding rhythm and rhyme could make your poem even more special.Now this is a story all about how My life got flipped turned upside down. And I’d like to take a minute just sit right there. I’ll tell you how I became the prince of a town called Bel Air.
5The rhythm can be an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable. That may sound hard to do, but it isn’t. The English language is loaded with rhythms like this, and we tend to speak that way.Listen: We TEND to SPEAK that WAY.The rhyme pattern is easy, too: ABCB.
6Here’s what one stanza of an "If I…" poem looks like: If I were ruler of the world, I’d make some changes fast. I’d say, "The ruler’s always first; His little brother’s last."
7Let’s try one with a partner If I were teacher for a day,I’d make some changes fast.I’d say, “___________________”____________________________.(Remember the last word has to rhyme with fast.)
8Pick a partner Complete your poem with your partner. Be sure to listen for the rhythm and the rhyme.
9Couplets are two-line poems with a fun and simple rhyming pattern. Each line has the same meter and their endings rhyme with one another.Couplets are often humorousMy English teacher wants me to use imagination So I go to math class and let my mind go on vacation!
10Your turn… Let’s write a couplet about a friend. My friend’s name is _________and he/she is very ____________________. I like this person as a friend because he/she _______________.
11Example…My friend’s name is Mrs. Schone and she is very funny. I like this person as a friend because she shares her money!
12Have some fun… www.readwritethink.org shape poems (#6) Poetry Fun- fill in the blank poems