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1 Poetry Forms Sixth Grade Poetry Unit

2 Cinquain / Is a five-line poem describing a subject / This traditional pattern follows a syllable count: / 2-syllable title / 4-syllable word or phrase / 6-syllable phrase / 8-syllable phrase / 2-syllable word / Is a five-line poem describing a subject / This traditional pattern follows a syllable count: / 2-syllable title / 4-syllable word or phrase / 6-syllable phrase / 8-syllable phrase / 2-syllable word

3 Baseball by Cindy Barden Baseball Bat cracks against The pitch, sending it out Over the back fence, I did it! Homerun Baseball Bat cracks against The pitch, sending it out Over the back fence, I did it! Homerun

4 Concrete Poem  Creates the shape of the poem’s subject

5 The Racers Know by Anonymus

6 Couplet / Composed of two-line stanzas that rhyme

7 Music by Kelly Meyer Voice of instruments fills the air Sounds of music everywhere. The violins sing As the tambourines ring. Voice of instruments fills the air Sounds of music everywhere. The violins sing As the tambourines ring.

8 Diamonte / A type of poetry that shows change slowly occurring from the first line to the last line. / It is written in the shape of a diamond. / A type of poetry that shows change slowly occurring from the first line to the last line. / It is written in the shape of a diamond.

9 War and Peace by Ryan Young War run, hit stabbing, shooting, killing Vietnam, Iran, United States, Japan living, relaxing, singing harmony, free Peace War run, hit stabbing, shooting, killing Vietnam, Iran, United States, Japan living, relaxing, singing harmony, free Peace

10 Giving Poem / Giving poetry names a subject that gives an interesting or unusual gift. / First line…state the subject / Second line…describe what the subject “gives.” / Third line…who or what is receiving the gift (describing it. / Fourth line…describe when it happens. Use at least two adjectives. / Giving poetry names a subject that gives an interesting or unusual gift. / First line…state the subject / Second line…describe what the subject “gives.” / Third line…who or what is receiving the gift (describing it. / Fourth line…describe when it happens. Use at least two adjectives.

11 Swimming Pools By Katie Myer Swimming pools give cool refreshment to hot bodies on scorching, summer days. Swimming pools give cool refreshment to hot bodies on scorching, summer days.

12 Haiku / A single thought expressed in three non-rhyming lines. / The first line has 5 syllables. / The second line has 7 syllables / The third line has 5 syllables. / A single thought expressed in three non-rhyming lines. / The first line has 5 syllables. / The second line has 7 syllables / The third line has 5 syllables.

13 Sailing by Justin Warwick My ship floats the sea I’ll drift to some distant place. Better get started! My ship floats the sea I’ll drift to some distant place. Better get started!

14 Limerick / An amusing verse of five lines / Lines 1, 2, and 5 rhyme. / Lines 3 and 4 rhyme. / Line 5 refers back to line 1. / Lines 3 and 4 are usually shorter than the other lines. / An amusing verse of five lines / Lines 1, 2, and 5 rhyme. / Lines 3 and 4 rhyme. / Line 5 refers back to line 1. / Lines 3 and 4 are usually shorter than the other lines.

15 Alligator by Chris Castro There once was an alligator named Cicilia If you ever saw her it would chill ya. She wore a hat. She was so fat. She was always trying to kill-ya. There once was an alligator named Cicilia If you ever saw her it would chill ya. She wore a hat. She was so fat. She was always trying to kill-ya.

16 Metaphor / Consists of statements that describe a word in an interesting and imaginative way.

17 Spring by Larissa Leavens Spring is a warm sweet hug from heaven.

18 Onomatopoeia / A poem in which words are used to make sounds. / It should tell a little story, an event, or describe a subject. / Rhyming isn’t necessary. / A poem in which words are used to make sounds. / It should tell a little story, an event, or describe a subject. / Rhyming isn’t necessary.

19 It’s the Witch by Cara Taylor Listen! Do you hear Something queer Something that goes Slish Slosh Slash Slish Slosh Slash Do you hear? It’s Witch! Sloshing in the rain With her crooked cane Her face Olive green!!! And then I heard a SCREAM! He ha he he It’s the WITCH

20 Quatrain / These are four line poems. / The lines can rhyme in two patterns. / Lines one and two and three and four / Lines one and three and two and four / These are four line poems. / The lines can rhyme in two patterns. / Lines one and two and three and four / Lines one and three and two and four

21 Storms by Lisa Buchanan Look at how the clouds rumble Over the lovely navy sky The lightning flashes and trees tumble I’m just glad I’m not that high Look at how the clouds rumble Over the lovely navy sky The lightning flashes and trees tumble I’m just glad I’m not that high

22 Simile / Poems that use “as” or “like” to compare the subject to something else.

23 Summer by Amy Johnson Summer is as hot as a cauldron with boiling water.

24 Tongue Twister / Tongue Twister poetry is a silly statement in which all words begin with the same sound (alliteration). The statement should be as long as possible.

25 Flying Flocks by Scott Reames Five flying flocks of fleas flew over flapping flags. Five flapping flags flying up far. Five flapping flocks of fleas landed on five flying flags. Five flying flocks of fleas fled from the five flapping flags. Five flying flocks of fleas flew over flapping flags. Five flapping flags flying up far. Five flapping flocks of fleas landed on five flying flags. Five flying flocks of fleas fled from the five flapping flags.

26 Narrative (Walking Poem) / A poem that tells a story. / Has literary elements: / Setting / Characters / Conflict / Resolution / A poem that tells a story. / Has literary elements: / Setting / Characters / Conflict / Resolution

27 What The Doctor Said by Raymond Carver He said it doesn't look good he said it looks bad in fact real bad he said I counted thirty-two of them on one lung before I quit counting them I said I'm glad I wouldn't want to know about any more being there than that he said are you a religious man do you kneel down in forest groves and let yourself ask for help when you come to a waterfall mist blowing against your face and arms do you stop and ask for understanding at those moments I said not yet but I intend to start today he said I'm real sorry he said I wish I had some other kind of news to give you I said Amen and he said something else I didn't catch and not knowing what else to do and not wanting him to have to repeat it and me to have to fully digest it I just looked at him for a minute and he looked back it was then I jumped up and shook hands with this man who'd just given me something no one else on earth had ever given me I may have even thanked him habit being so strong He said it doesn't look good he said it looks bad in fact real bad he said I counted thirty-two of them on one lung before I quit counting them I said I'm glad I wouldn't want to know about any more being there than that he said are you a religious man do you kneel down in forest groves and let yourself ask for help when you come to a waterfall mist blowing against your face and arms do you stop and ask for understanding at those moments I said not yet but I intend to start today he said I'm real sorry he said I wish I had some other kind of news to give you I said Amen and he said something else I didn't catch and not knowing what else to do and not wanting him to have to repeat it and me to have to fully digest it I just looked at him for a minute and he looked back it was then I jumped up and shook hands with this man who'd just given me something no one else on earth had ever given me I may have even thanked him habit being so strong

28 Ballad / Ballads are simple stories told in poetic form. / Ballads are used as verses of songs / Ballads are simple stories told in poetic form. / Ballads are used as verses of songs

29 Extra Poems you will need to know….

30 The Challenger by Sarah Moore In the year of 1986 The Challenger went up into space. On board were astronauts and a teacher Trying to find an unexplored place. The audience roared and were filled with hope. And finally the moment was here. The fans watched in awe… While it blew up, and they were full of fear. The teacher and six astronauts In a moment… They were gone. But they are up in space, At home, where they belong. The Challenger by Sarah Moore In the year of 1986 The Challenger went up into space. On board were astronauts and a teacher Trying to find an unexplored place. The audience roared and were filled with hope. And finally the moment was here. The fans watched in awe… While it blew up, and they were full of fear. The teacher and six astronauts In a moment… They were gone. But they are up in space, At home, where they belong.

31 Free Verse / Does not have a specific pattern. / Rhythm and the language are used to express an idea that makes the poem. / Does not have a specific pattern. / Rhythm and the language are used to express an idea that makes the poem.

32 Mornings by Joel Walton Daybreak Alarm rings Mom enters Sadness comes I must get up Daybreak Alarm rings Mom enters Sadness comes I must get up

33 Lyric / Focuses on sharing feelings and impressions. / Has a strong rhythm, or meter. / Includes rhyming words. / Focuses on sharing feelings and impressions. / Has a strong rhythm, or meter. / Includes rhyming words.

34 Dust of Snow by Robert Frost The way a crow Shook down on me The dust of snow From a hemlock tree Has given my heart A change of mood And saved some part Of a day I had rued. The way a crow Shook down on me The dust of snow From a hemlock tree Has given my heart A change of mood And saved some part Of a day I had rued.


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