ABC Poem A series of lines that create a mood, picture, or feeling. Lines are made up of words and phrases. The first word of line 1 begins with an A, the first word of line 2 begins with a B etc. Example: A lthough things are not perfect B ecause of trial or pain C ontinue in thanksgiving D o not begin to blame E ven when the times are hard F ierce winds are bound to blow
Alliteration Repetition of the same or similar sounds at the beginning of words such as tongue twisters like 'She sells seashells by the seashore’ Example I have stood still and stopped the sound of feet When far away an interrupted cry Came over houses from another street
Couplet Stanza composed of two rhymed lines in Iambic Pentameter Example: O could I flow like thee, and make thy stream My great example, as it is my theme! Though deep, yet clear, though gentle, yet not dull, Strong without rage, without o'erflowing full.
Haiku Japanese Poetry The Haiku we will be using is three lines, the first with five syllables, the second line with six syllables and the third line with five syllables (5-6-5) Example: Oh great mocking bird, sing me a song of love, for I am in need
Cinquain 5 lines based on the number of syllables or words: 1) the title 2) a description of the title in 4 syllables or words 3) a description of the action in 6 syllables or words 4) a description of the feeling on 8 syllables or words 5) another word for the title in 2 syllables or words
Diamante Diamond-shaped to show growth or movement from one extreme to another: nounadjective noun noun noun participleparticipleparticipleadjective noun
Autobiographical Write a poem about yourself! Or you can make one about your favorite character real or fiction – Line 1: First name Line 2: 3 characteristics or physical traits Line 3: Brother or sister of__ [or son/daughter of] Line 4: Who loves__ __ __ (3 people, things, ideas) Line 5: Who feels__ (1 emotion about 1 thing) Line 6: Who needs__ __ __(3 things) Line 7: Who gives __ __ __(3 items you share) Line 8: Who fears__ __ __(3 items) Line 9: Who'd like to see__ (1 place, or person) Line 10: Who dreams of __ (1 item or idea) Line 11: A student of__ (school or teacher's name) Line 12: Nickname__ [or repeat first name]
Free Verse Be Creative!! Just let your emotions travel to your paper – Your Project is due on the last week of class – I will provide class time once every other week for you to work on your project