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									Bio-Poem
Method:

          Line 1: I wish I

          Line 2: Like

          Line 3: And I dream

          Line 4: I am

          Line 5: I used to

          Line 6: But now I

          Line 7: I seem to

          Line 8: But I'm really




Sample: I wish I could sing
        Like Sheryl Crow
        And I dream sad story songs
        I am hitting high notes
        I used to softly hum along
        But now I've found her voice in mine
        I seem to be a mimic
        But I'm really uniquely me
Emotional Animal Poem
Method:
                        name an emotion
          Line 1

                             a                 adjective           animal name
          Line 2       is
                        w rite an action filled phrase describing how the animal moves
          Line 3

                        w rite a phrase telling w here the animal lives
          Line 4

                        w rite a phrase that tells readers either w hy the animal acts the w ay it does or possibly how others reac
          Line 5




    Samples:
                   Envy
                   is a scavenging hyena,
                   slinking, tail between his legs
                   on the dry grassy savanna,
                   jealous of the lion's power.

                   Jealousy is a creeping snail
                   leaving a slimy trail as he slides
                   through the undergrowth of your mind
                   without a leg to stand on
"All I Want" Poem
Method: All I want is someone to
          Someone to


          All I want is someone to (same as first line)
          Someone to
          Someone to


          All I want is someone to (same as first line)
          Someone to
          Someone to
          Someone to


          All I want is someone to (same as first line)
          Someone to
          Someone to
          Someone to
          Someone to


          All I want is



Sample: All I want is someone to laugh                    their toes north
         Someone to listen, then smile
                                                          All I want is someone to laugh
         All I want is someone to laugh                   Someone to show me teeth and
         Someone to get the joke                          gums
         Someone to totally crack up                      Someone to smile ear to ear
                                                          Someone to giggle ‘til their jaw
         All I want is someone to laugh                   aches
         Someone to lighten up                            Someone to roll off their chair
         Someone to not take life so
         seriously                                        All I want is a laugh out loud
         Someone to laugh out loud from                   audience of people
“I Am” Poem
Method: I am (two special characteristics)


         I wonder (something you are actually curious about)


         I hear (an imaginary sound)


         I see (an imaginary sight)


         I want (an actual desire)


         I am (the first line of the poem restated)


         I pretend (something you pretend to do)


         I feel (a feeling about something imaginary)


         I touch (an imaginary touch)


         I worry (something that really bothers you)


         I cry (something that makes you very sad)


         I am (the first line of the poem repeated)
          I understand (something you know is true)


          I say (something you believe in)


          I dream (something you actually dream about)


          I try (something you make an effort to do)


          I hope (something you actually hope for)


          I am (the first line of the poem repeated)




Sample:
          I Am

          I am sharp and focused
          I wonder what the camera really sees
          I hear the buzzing bee
          I see flowers in early morning light
          I want to stop time in a box
          I am sharp and focused

          I pretend to be a statue
          I feel the shakes inside
          I touch the shutter button
          I worry about the blurry result
          I cry that the moment has forever passed
          I am sharp and focused

          I understand moments in time
          I say let's freeze them forever
          I dream of watercolor effects coming to life
          I try to see all the soft muted edges
          I hope it happens someday
          I am sharp and focused
"If (emotion) were a..." Poem
Method
         Line 1: Enter An Emotion (i.e. happiness, anger, fear, delight, Joy, etc.)

         Line 2: If (emotion) was a color,
         Line 3: It would be
         Line 4: As           as a             .
         Line 5: If (emotion) was a taste
         Line 6: It would be just like         .
         Line 7: If (emotion) was a feeling
         Line 8: It would be as           as a                 .
         Line 9: If (emotion) was a smell
         Line 10: It would be          as a                .
         Line 11: If (emotion) was a sound,
         Line 12: It would be           as a           .



Sample If anger was a color
       It would be bright red
       As fiery hot as a volcano.
       If anger was a taste
       It would be just like red peppers.
       If anger was a feeling
       It would be as turbulent as pot of boiling water on high flame.
       If anger was a smell
       It would be awful as a landfill on a summer's day.
       If anger was a sound
       It would be loud as a parent when you come home late for dinner.
Lament
Directions:
First, choose a feeling from this list: loneliness, injustice, anger, fear, compassion,
courage
Now try to create an instant poem thinking about this feeling as if it were a person.

Method:

            Line 1 I am
            Line 2 I dress in
            Line 3 I need
            Line 4 I am related to
            Line 5 I vacation
            Line 6 My job is
            Line 7 I desire




Sample:
          Stanley’s Lament

          I am loneliness
          The dark of night is my cloak
          I vacation in the arms of solitude
          Sadness and depression are the cousins I would joyfully disinherit
          At a welcoming smile.

          by Nancy Polette
          (Based on the book Holes by L. Sachar)
Nature Personified Poem
Method:

          Title:    Nature Form

          Line 1 Title + (how it arrives or begins)


          Line 2 Tell what it does

          Line 3 and how it does it

          Line 4 and where it is

          Line 5 Tell how it leaves



Samples:
           Wind
           The wind dances in on
           Trotting horses’ feet
           It stops in a golden
           Valley looking about through
           Fiery eyes, and then rages past
           At a mighty gallop.
           by J. Kurnath

           Fog

           The fog comes
           on little cat feet.

           It sits looking
           over harbor and city
           on silent haunches
           and then moves on.

           by Carl Sandburg
Wishes and Fears Poem
Method:

          I am afraid of
          I am afraid of
          I am afraid that
          I am afraid that
          I am even afraid

          I am afraid of
          I am afraid of
          I am afraid that
          I am afraid that
          I am even afraid

          I want
          I want
          I want
          I want
          I even want

          I want
          I want
          I want
          I want
          And I want
          Most of all




Sample: I am afraid of spiders
        I am afraid of lightning strikes
        I am afraid that the milk has gone bad
        I am afraid that the well will run dry
I am even afraid I might show up ten minutes late

I am afraid of final exams
I am afraid of making speeches
I am afraid that my math may be wrong
I am afraid that I'll say a bad word
I am even afraid of the dark

I want friends who smile back
I want fresh fruits and vegetables
I want fewer reruns on summer TV
I want 50% off sales
I even want to read books with happy endings

I want to laugh
I want to sing
I want to dance
I want to get the joke
And I want to be here
Most of all
Yes, That's Me Poem
Method:

          Yes, that’s me
          Look and you’ll see
          My hair
          My eyes
          My arms
          My hands
          My heart
          I’m
          I never
          My friends
          I live
          I hope
          I dream
          It’s all clear as can be.
          That’s positively, absolutely me



Sample: Yes, that’s me
          Look and you’ll see
          My hair a frizzy halo around my head
          My eyes scanning for possibility
          My arms reaching for experience
          My hands clapping with delight
          My heart filled with caring
          I’m the one you can depend on
          I never let you down
          My friends call me a clown
          I live to laugh
          I hope to smile all day
          I dream of jokes to say
          It’s all as clear as can be.
          That’s positively, absolutely me
Poetry Unit
Grade 8
Pathways to Success



  Choose 5 of the following poem types and create an original poem
  for each type

  1. Bio Poem
  2. “Emotional Animal” poem
  3. “All I Want” poem
  4. “I am” poem
  5. “If emotion were a …” poem
  6. Lament
  7. “Nature Personified” Poem
  8. “Wishes and Fears” Poem
  9. “Yes, That’s Me” Poem
  10.      “Who Am I” Poem




  Choose 5 of the following poem types and create an original poem of
  each type

  1.   Concrete Poem
  2.   Free Verse
  3.   Blank Verse
  4.   Lyric
  5.   Haiku
  6.   Cinquain
  7.   Shakesperean Sonnet
  8.   Narrative Poem
Complete a lesson on each of the following. Be prepared to point out
each of the following in one of your poems

  1.   rhyme
  2.   onomatopoeia
  3.   alliteration
  4.   consonance
  5.   assonance

Complete a lesson on each of the following. Be prepared to point out
the following figurative language in one of your poems

  1.   simile
  2.   metaphor
  3.   hyperbole
  4.   litotes
  5.   idiom
  6.   personification

Complete a lesson on each of the following. Be prepared to point out
the following poetic devices in one of your poems
  1. symbolism
  2. allusion
  3. imagery



Complete the “Poetry Project” on a selected poem of your choice.

								
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