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Poetry types, special features and techniques that are used.

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• Identify the types of poems• Identify and understand the structure of each

type of poem

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What’s a poem?

• Writing poems can be fun when you juggle all the words and the rhythms together to make them exciting. Poems can be out anything and come in many different forms.

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• An acrostic is a poem in which the first letters of each line spell out a word or phrase.

• The first letter of each line is capitalized. This makes it easier to see the word spelled out vertically down the page.

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Rules• Decide what to write about.• Write your word down vertically• Brainstorm words or phrases that describe your

idea• Place your brainstormed words or phrases on the

lines that begin with the same letters.• Fill in the rest of the lines to create a poem.

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• Crisp and colorful• Adorable and crunchy• Nice and tasty• Delicious and tempting• Yummy and best

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• Cinquains are just five lines long, with only a few words on each line, making them easy to write.

• The first and last lines have just two syllables, while the middle lines have more, so they end up with a diamond-like shape

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• The first line is one word giving the title. It has 2 syllables.

• The second line has 2 words that describe the title. It has 4 syllables.

• The third line has 3 words that express an action. It has 6 syllables.

• The fourth line has 2 words that express a feeling. It has 8 syllables.

• The fifth line is 1 word. It has 2 or 3 syllables.

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BubblesDelicate balls Softly Floating aboveUnbelievable happinessTransparent

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• A haiku is an unrhymed three-line poem.• The traditional pattern in English is to write

the first and last lines with five syllables each, and the middle line with seven syllables.

1 2 3 4 51 2 3 4 5 6 7 1 2 3 4 5

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The sun sets aboveAnd still I hear the sweet soundof one hand thumping

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• Limericks are fun because they are short, rhyming, funny, and have a bouncy rhythm that makes them easy to memorize.

• are poems with five lines with a special beat and rhyming pattern: Lines 1, 2 and 5 have 9 beats and the last words rhyme. Lines 3 and 4 have 6 beats and rhyme with each other.

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Rules• They are five lines long.• Lines 1, 2, and 5 rhyme with one another.• Lines 3 and 4 rhyme with each other.• They have a distinctive rhythm (which I’ll

explain shortly)• They are usually funny.

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There once was an old man from PeruHis poor llamas came down with the fluIn the valley he passedAll the people who gaspedAt the beast that was uttering "moo"

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• A pair of lines of poetry that are usually rhymed.The last word of the first line and last line rhyme.

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• Twinkle twinkle little star• How I wonder what you are!

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• a concrete poem is one that takes the shape of the object it describes.

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Shape • 1. Think of some feeling (glad, sad, or mad is a good start), and

begin to think of writing a poem about it. 2. But imagine that your poem is to be printed as a picture and that you can decide on the ideal shape for the poem. 3. The shape can be anything you want, as long as it has something to do with what your poem is about. 4. It might be easiest to outline the shape first, and then erase it, leaving a faint hint of the shape to guide you. 5. Popular examples are hearts and angel wings, clouds, waves and the shape of the number 7.

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Free verse

• Prose written rich in imagery and broken up with line breaks instead of punctuation and paragraphing.

• FREE VERSE is a kind of poetry that has no real rhythm or pattern, so you can put words together in all sorts of ways. You can be VERY imaginative!

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Free verseAutumnWindBlowing brisklyLeaves fall


TreesWe rakeColored leaves


And jump.

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• An ABC poem has 5 lines that create a mood, picture, or feeling.

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• Lines 1 through 4 are made up of words, phrases or clauses - and the first word of each line is in alphabetical order from the first word. Line 5 is one sentence, beginning with any letter.

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A young girl was busy working on her project for school But suddenly she had a

question. Could this be her lucky day? Deciding to find out, she Entered her backyard and Found hundreds of green shamrocks waiting for her.

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• You have couple of poems in front of you• Identify what type of poems they are• Discuss what makes them unique, what stands

out in each• Do you know a poem?