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1 What Is Poetry? Slideshow created by Nikki Smith, July 2005

2 Poetry is…. Poetry is important... It reaches inside people and heals their wounds like nothing else can. It is an escape from reality and a method of coping with reality. It's a certain feeling inside." Anonymous

3 What types of poetry can you write?

4 Any Type That You Want! Acrostic Diamante Shape Poems Limericks Free Verse Haiku Praise Poetry And Many More

5 Have Fun Writing!

6 Limericks Example AExample B BACK

7 Limerick BACK

8 Limerick BACK

9 Free Verse Free verse is just what it says it is - poetry that is written without proper rules about form, rhyme, rhythm, meter, etc. The greatest American writer of free verse is probably Walt Whitman. His great collection of free verse was titled Leaves of Grass and it was published in 1855. BACK Poem of Miracles

10 Poem of Miracles By Walt Whitman (Leaves of Grass) REALISM is mine, my miracles, Take all of the rest -- take freely -- I keep but my own -- I give only of them, I offer them without end -- I offer them to you wherever your feet can carry you, or your eyes reach. Why! who makes much of a miracle? As to me, I know of nothing else but miracles, Whether I walk the streets of Manhattan, Or dart my sight over the roofs of houses toward the sky, Or wade with naked feet along the beach, just in the edge of the water, Or stand under trees in the woods, Or talk by day with any one I love, Or sit at the table at dinner with my mother, Or look at strangers opposite me riding in the car, Or watch honey-bees busy around the hive, of an August forenoon, Or animals feeding in the fields, BACK

11 Haiku Japanese form of poetry. Form is 17 syllables in three lines with pattern: first line, 5 syllables second line 7 syllables third line, 5 syllables. Usually has nature themes. BACK Example

12 Haiku By a Student Autumn Leaves changing color Nearly covering our yard Starting to get cold Jared Hines BACK

13 Praise Poetry African name stories of who you are, where you're coming from, and what you've been through, so that you and others can "know" you. African Praise PoemAfrican Praise Poem video BACK

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