2*3 types you need to knowFree Verse - poetry written with rich images but with no proper rules about form, rhyme or meter.Rhymed Poetry - poetry written with words that have the same ending sound at the end of a line. Some rhymed poems follow a pattern.Patterned Poetry - poems that are written following specific rules about form and/or meter.
3Free Verse – example Dragonfly It skims the pond’s surface, searching for gnats, mosquitoes, and flies.Outspread wings blur with speed.It touches downand stops to sun itself on the dock.Wings flicker and still:stained-glass windowswith sun shining through.By Georgia Heard
4Concrete Poetry – the words take the shape of the topic.
5Rhymed Poetry - examples Couplet - a pair of lines of poetry with the last word of each line that rhymes.Sick"I cannot go to school today." Said little Peggy Ann McKay."I have the measles and the mumps, a gash, a rash and purple bumps."My mouth is wet, my throat is dry, I'm going blind in my right eye.from the poem by-Shel Silverstein
6Rhymed Poetry - example Quatrain - two rhyming couplets with ending words forming rhyming patterns – such as aabb, abab, abba, and abcb.I Picked a Dream Out of My HeadI picked a dream out of my headWhen I was fast asleep.It was about a fish that said,“I am too small to keep?”I threw it back and tried again.That time I dreamed a yakThat said to me, “It looks like rain:I’d best be starting back!”by – John CiardiABAB
7What rhyme pattern is this? Useless ThingsA spout without a holeA Swiss without a rollLadders without rungsTaste without tongues,A shepherd without sheepA horn without a beepHockey without sticksCandles without wicks.By- Richard EdwardsABAB
8Patterned Poetry – examples Cinquain - a five line poem using exact types of words and number of syllables.Flowersmelling, prettyplanting, budding, growingmaking us feel happy insideRoses
9Patterned Poetry – examples Haiku - a Japanese form of poetry written about nature using exact number of syllables in certain lines.A deep blue oceana little fish was swimmingtrying to find food-SilasA warm spring morninga bunny eating sweet grassby the bright sunshine-Ashley
10Patterned Poetry – examples Limerick - a poem that is written with nonsense verse and whose lines 1, 2 and 5 rhyme and lines 3, 4 rhyme and the lines have a certain meter/rhythmThere was an Old Man with a beard, Who said, 'It is just as I feared! Two Owls and a Hen, Four Larks and a Wren, Have all built their nests in my beard!'-Edward Lear
11*Review the typesFree VerseRhymed PoetryPatterned Poetry