2 FOUND POEMS The poet uses existing texts to refashion and reorder the words and thenpresent them aspoems.Unexpected ProblemsExposure to germs is a part of lifeAnd is deadly.A germaphobe uses a She Pee.Sticky and stinky people are suffering fromDirty toilets.If the washroom has no paper towel,Urine trouble!
3 Click, Clack, Clifford Farmer Brown had a problem Clifford wanted to helpClick, clack, crunch!“No milk today!” cried Farmer BrownClifford gave him a hand…err, a tailClick, clack, moo!“No eggs!” cried Farmer Brown.Clifford tried to do his partClick, clack, quack!“How can I run a farm with no milk and no eggs!”Somehow Clifford got them all into the garbage truckGiggle, giggle, quack!
5 What’s Next?Take some notesTry a found poem on your own
6 THE COUPLETA couplet is a pair of lines of verse. It usually consists of two lines that rhyme, but couplets do not have to rhyme.
7 COUPLETSNot all couplets rhyme. Even though they can be simple, couplets can also appear in more complex rhyme schemes.FISHINGFish hooks floating through the seaThe little fish say, “Don’t catch me!”Pulling, tugging on the lineOh no! Look! He is mine!
8 STARFISH I found a starfish in the bay When I was fishing yesterday Starfish, starfish in the ocean Moving along in slow motion Many arms and colors bright Sea stars are a special sight
9 What’s Next?Take some notesTry a few couplets on your own
10 ACROSTIC POEMSA poem or series of lines in which certain letters, usually the first in each line, form a name, motto, or message when read in sequence.
11 Here is an example is from Lewis Carrol's "Through the Looking-Glass" Here is an example is from Lewis Carrol's "Through the Looking-Glass". The final chapter "A Boat, Beneath A Sunny Sky" is an acrostic of the real Alice's name: Alice Pleasance Liddell.
12 TARZAN Tan Athletic Resourceful Zooms Assertive Nimble EMMA Eager to learn Makes time to read Marvellous artist Adores her white poodle TRASH Takes a Really Astounding Stomach to Handle this messTARZANTanAthleticResourcefulZoomsAssertiveNimble
13 Caleb is so very athletiC A nice guy he’ll share with yA Little guy will make you loLEleven years old and loves cakEBig and strong and really faB
14 Acrostics can be more complex than just by making words from initials Acrostics can be more complex than just by making words from initials. A double acrostic, for example, may have words at the beginning and end of its linesSet among hills in the midst of five valleyS, This peaceful little market town we inhabiT Refuses (vociferously!) to be a conformeR. Once home of the cloth it gave its name tO, Uphill and down again its streets lead yoU. Despite its faults it leaves us all charmeD.Stroud, by Paul Hansford
15 What’s Next?Take some notesTry an acrostic poem on your own
16 HAIKU POETRYHaiku is a form of Japanese poetry, consisting of 17 syllables in three lines (5, 7, 5). Haiku poetry is usually about seasons or nature and these poems often do not rhyme.
17 CLOUDSClouds float slowly by Fluffy, lumpy, cotton balls Silver, grey, and white
18 HAIKU POETRY Line 2 7 syllables Line 3 5 syllables Clouds float slowly by Fluffy, lumpy, cotton balls Silver, grey, and whiteLine 1 5 syllablesLine 2 7 syllablesLine 3 5 syllables
19 Line 2: 7 syllables Line 3: 5 syllables Clouds float slowly by Fluffy, lumpy, cotton balls Silver, grey, and whiteClouds float slow/ly by Fluf/fy, lump/y, cot/ton balls Sil/ver, grey, and white
20 Forest finery Of purest green, ferns boast their Delicate beauty
21 Bursting in bright hues Splashing colors all about Autumn leaves must fall
22 CINQUAIN POEMSLine 1 is one word (the title) Line 2 is two words that describe the title Line 3 is three words that tell the action Line 4 is four words that express the feeling Line 5 is one word that recalls the titleKnightsArmour ,shieldsFighting, charging, slaughteringWorried, delighted, brave, fearsomeCrusaders
23 Toys play things laughing,enjoying,frolicking What joy to play. Games CINQUAIN POEMSToys play things laughing,enjoying,frolicking What joy to play. GamesMules Stubborn, unmoving Braying, kicking, resisting Not wanting to listen People
24 CONCRETE POEMSShapes are formed by the letters, words, or symbols that make up the poem rather than by the traditional arrangement of words. a small triangular pyramid shape an idea of creating concrete poetry imagery