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1Super-Fabulous Poems YOU can write 6th Grade English Language Arts
2Let’s Review: Figurative Language: Words and phrases that add color to writing and are NOT to be taken literally!Sensory Language:Language that is meant to appeal to the senses.It can be literal OR figurative!
3Let’s Review: Poet: The term used for an author of poetry. Stanza: Poem paragraphLine of Poetry: Single line of words in a poem. DOES NOT need to be a complete sentence!
4Let’s Review:Rhyme - repetition of sounds at the ends of lines of poetryRhyme scheme – pattern of rhyme at the ends of lines in poetry (ABAB, ABBA, AABB, etc.)Refrain: Phrase, line or stanza that is repeated after each stanza
5“Ickle Me, Pickle Me, Tickle Me Too” by Shel Silverstein Ickle Me, Pickle Me, Tickle Me too Went for a ride in a flying shoe. "Hooray!” "What fun!” "It's time we flew!" Said Ickle Me, Pickle Me, Tickle Me too. Ickle was captain, and Pickle was crew And Tickle served coffee and mulligan stew As higher, and higher, and higher they flew, Ickle Me, Pickle Me, Tickle Me too. Ickle Me, Pickle Me, Tickle Me too, Over the sun and beyond the blue. "Hold on!” "Stay in!” "I hope we do!" Cried Ickle Me, Pickle Me, Tickle Me too. Ickle Me, Pickle Me, Tickle too Never returned to the world they knew, And nobody knows what‘s happened to Dear Ickle Me, Pickle Me, Tickle Me too.How many stanzas are there in this poem?What is the rhyme scheme?Is there a refrain?What is it?
6Free Verse No rhyme scheme No set line lengths No particular structure Don’t follow the rules but are still considered an artistic expression
7Free Verse I understand that people die I am artistic and helpful I never say neverI dream about the futureI try to play soccer I hope to improve my learning skillsI am artistic and helpfulI am artistic and helpfulI wonder why people are pollutingI hear laughing all the timeI see soccer balls in the distanceI want to be heardI pretend to go to outer spaceI feel restless and worked upI touch GodI worry about global warmingI cry for my hamsters
8Free VerseMom made me a beautiful plum cake, Fragrant with spices and fruit And covered with sugar all sparkling as ice Rich and sweet, it called to me Promising to solve the world’s problems.
9Write a Free verse On-Level and Pre-AP: Finish your “I Am” poem Write a second, short free verse poem
10Couplets The simplest rhymed pattern Two rhyming lines Often funny Examples:Papa’s what we call my dad,Don’t go near him when he’s mad.The teacher called the students inThen wished she could escape the din.
11Quatrains Four-line poems Usually follow a set rhyme scheme (AABB, ABAB, ABBA, etc.)May be grouped together in stanzas to form a long poem.
12QuatrainsThe rushing ocean waves Beat harshly on the sand. They roar and crash and foam As they break upon the land. Bumping at the windowpane He fought against the solid air That held him as a prisoner there, But all his struggles were in vain.Upon this cake of ice is perched The paddle-footed Puffin; To find his double we have searched, But have discovered – Nuffin! - fjaklfjka 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.
13Now, you write: On Level: Two couplets, one quatrain Pre-AP: Three couplets, two quatrainsRemember,They can be about anything!Try to make them silly or funny.
14Haiku Invented in Japan Often reflects on an aspect of nature, emotions or experiencesComposed of three short, unrhymed linesLines have:5 syllables7 syllables
15Winter flurries are coming On my newly polished car.... HaikuGently drifting downWinter flurries are comingTickling my cold face~ 6th grade studentThe rain falls softlyOn my newly polished car....Dang Texas weather!~ Ms. Cox
16Write a Haiku1. Think of an object, an emotion, something in nature, or an experience you’ve had.2. Put it three lines that have:5 syllables7 syllables3. Now, write two more (four more for Pre-AP)
17Acrostic PoemThe first letters of each line spell out a word or phrase (a name, an emotion, an object, etc.)The first letter of each line iscapitalized and the poem runsvertically down the page.The lines don’t need to rhyme.
19Write an Acrostic1. Decide what to write about. 2. Write your word down vertically. 3. Brainstorm words or phrases that describe your idea. 4. Place your brainstormed words or phrases on the lines that begin with the same letters. 5. Fill in the rest of the lines to create a poem.
20Limerick A five-line “nonsense” poem written with: 2 lines that rhyme (couplet)3 lines that rhyme (triplet)Rhyme scheme is A, A, B, B, ALines 1, 2, and 5 rhymeLines 3 and 4 rhymeLines 1, 2 and 5 have around 8 syllables eachLines 3 and 4 have around 5 syllables each
21Limerick Wanda the witch on her broom It was quite a frightening night The ghosts and the witches took flightChildren all hastyTreats very tastyA truly remarkable sight!~ Ryan PooleWanda the witch on her broomSwept through the town yelling, “ZOOM!”Through a perchance of luckNever heard the big truckAnd she zoomed on her broom to her doom~ Graeme King
22Write a LimerickA good way to start a limerick is by making the first line look something like this:There once was a _________ named __________.OrThere once was a __________ from ___________.Then, think of words that rhyme with the NAME or the PLACE that you wrote in the first line. You’re halfway done writing an awesome limerick!
23Epitaph Writing on a tomb or headstone Praising or reflecting on the life of a deceased personTwo to four lines; may be rhyming or notEpitaphs can be funny, or they may be beautiful. But just like the people they memorialize, they are all unique and different!
24While living men my tomb do view, EpitaphHere liesANN MANNWho lived an old maid,But died an old Mann.~ Cemetery in London, EnglandWhile living men my tomb do view,Remember well,There’s room for you.Here lies the bodyOf Jonathan BlakeHe stepped on the gasInstead of the brake.Cast a cold eyeOn life, on death.Horseman, pass by.~ Headstone of W.B. Yeats
25He was quick on the trigger EpitaphHere lies the bodyOf Edward Hyde.We laid him hereBecause he died!Here lays Butch.We planted him raw.He was quick on the triggerBut slow on the draw.~ Boot Hill CemeteryTombstone, ArizonaI told youI was sick.~B.P. Roberts,
26Write an Epitaph Think of a name (a made-up person… not real!) Think of a way that person may have diedList some possible characteristics for that personThink of some words that rhyme with their name, traits, or the way they diedWrite a short poem about that person, their life, or the way they diedBe as funny, descriptive, or lovely as you like!
27Poetry Imitation: The Red Wheelbarrow by William Carlos Williams
28Poetry imitation So much depends upon a red wheel barrow Through Poetry Imitation, we can use what we know about parts of speech, sensory language, and imagery to create an original poem.When imitating a poem, you should strive to imitate the style of the writer as closely as possible.Replace the adjectives in the poem with other adjectives, the nouns with other nouns, and the prepositions with other prepositions.So much dependsupona red wheelbarrowglazed with rainwaterbeside the whitechickensSo much dependsupona green bookshelfpacked with goodstoriesin the bustlingclassroom
29NOW: Create your own poetry imitation So much dependsupona red wheelbarrowglazed with rainwaterbeside the whitechickensSo much dependsupon______ _______ ______________________ _______ ________the noundescriptionof the noun(adjectival phrase)Where it is (prepositional phrase)
30Diamante Poem Unrhymed seven-line poem Written in a diamond shape Has a specific set of rules:Line 1 and 7 have one word (noun)Line 2 and 6 have two words (adjectives)Line 3 and 5 have three words (all verbs)Line 4 has four words (all nouns)
32Write a Diamante PoemPick a thing you’d like to write about (lines 1 & 7 are nouns).Do you want to write a synonym or antonym diamante? For a synonym diamante, pick another noun that means the same as your subject. For an antonym diamante, pick another noun that means the opposite of your subject.Make two columns and put your nouns at the top of each. Under each noun, list all the words you can think of that remind you of that word.Follow the rules to arrange your diamante. The top half of the diamante should be words from the first column, and the bottom half should be words from the second column.
33Diamante and Parts of Speech Sun Fiery, Yellow Burning, Blinding, Exploding Flame, Light, Night, Crescent Shining, Orbiting, Reflecting Cold, Silver Moonnoun adjective, adjective verb, verb, verb noun, noun, noun, noun verb, verb, verb adjective, adjective noun
34Extra credit & pre-AP enrichment “The Witch” Identify rhyme scheme, figurative language, poetic techniques, sensory language “This is Just to Say” Imitate this apology poem by following the formula on the slide. Think of something to apologize for (but for which you’re not really sorry!) Cinquain Poem Follow the rules to write a cinquain poem!
36This Is Just To Say William Carlos Williams Apology Poem I have ________________ ______________ ____ __________ _______________ ___________ ________________ ________ ________ ______ _______ ____________ ____ ______________ ____________ ____ _____I have eatenthe plumsthat were inthe iceboxand whichyou were probablysavingfor breakfastForgive methey were deliciousso sweetand so coldWhat you didWhy it affected someone elseWhy you aren’t really sorry
37Cinquain Poem Daughter Child of my heart Laughing, dancing, dreaming Inspired by Japanese HaikuA cinquain poem can be written in several formatsThe original format is:Line 1: two syllablesLine 2: four syllablesLine 3: six syllablesLine 4: eight syllablesLine 5: two syllablesDaughterChild of my heartLaughing, dancing, dreamingWith you, the angels smiled on me.Sweetness.~ Ms. Cox