FOUND POEMS The poet uses existing texts to refashion and reorder the words and then present them as poems. Unexpected Problems Exposure to germs is a part of life And is deadly. A germaphobe uses a She Pee. Sticky and stinky people are suffering from Dirty toilets. If the washroom has no paper towel, Urine trouble!
Click, Clack, Clifford Farmer Brown had a problem Clifford wanted to help Click, clack, crunch! “No milk today!” cried Farmer Brown Clifford gave him a hand…err, a tail Click, clack, moo! “No eggs!” cried Farmer Brown. Clifford tried to do his part Click, clack, quack! “How can I run a farm with no milk and no eggs!” Somehow Clifford got them all into the garbage truck Giggle, giggle, quack!
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THE COUPLET A couplet is a pair of lines of verse. It usually consists of two lines that rhyme, but couplets do not have to rhyme.
COUPLETS Not all couplets rhyme. Even though they can be simple, couplets can also appear in more complex rhyme schemes. FISHING Fish hooks floating through the sea The little fish say, “Don’t catch me!” Pulling, tugging on the line Oh no! Look! He is mine!
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
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ACROSTIC POEMS A 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.
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.
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 mess
Caleb is so very athletiC A nice guy he’ll share with yA Little guy will make you loL Eleven years old and loves cakE Big and strong and really faB
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 lines Set 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
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HAIKU POETRY Haiku 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.
CLOUDS Clouds float slowly by Fluffy, lumpy, cotton balls Silver, grey, and white
HAIKU POETRY Line 1 5 syllables Line 2 7 syllables Line 3 5 syllables Clouds float slowly by Fluffy, lumpy, cotton balls Silver, grey, and white
Line 1: 5 syllables Line 2: 7 syllables Line 3: 5 syllables Clouds float slowly by Fluffy, lumpy, cotton balls Silver, grey, and white Clouds float slow/ly by Fluf/fy, lump/y, cot/ton balls Sil/ver, grey, and white
Forest finery Of purest green, ferns boast their Delicate beauty
Bursting in bright hues Splashing colors all about Autumn leaves must fall
CINQUAIN POEMS Knights Armour,shields Fighting, charging, slaughtering Worried, delighted, brave, fearsome Crusaders Line 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 title
CINQUAIN POEMS Mules Stubborn, unmoving Braying, kicking, resisting Not wanting to listen People Toys play things laughing,enjoying,frolicking What joy to play. Games
CONCRETE POEMS Shapes 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