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1 Sixth Grade Poetry Unit
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

3 Baseball by Cindy Barden
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
The racers know. They can’t be slow. As their cars go.

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.

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.

9 War and Peace by Ryan Young
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.

11 Swimming Pools By Katie Myer
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.

13 Sailing by Justin Warwick
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.
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.

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.

19 It’s the Witch by Cara Taylor
Listen! Listen! Do you hear Something queer Something that goes Slish Slosh Slash Do you hear? It’s It’s Witch! 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

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

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.

26 Narrative (Walking Poem)
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

28 Ballad 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.

31 Free Verse 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

33 Lyric 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.

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