INTRODUCTION TO ANTHOLOGY
Aims of lesson
Introduce terms of anthology
Be able to name at least 6! of the
poems in cluster one
Poetry spelling list
Why do people create poems?
Remembering events (historical)
To give their views on an controversial
To discuss an aspect of the society they
To talk about their culture
To “teach” about their own
Limerick …. definition
A limerick is a form of nonsense verse
with a strict rhyme scheme (aabba).
You can write a limerick about anything
and you can make it as silly or as funny
as you want!
A remarkable fellow from Weston
Had nearly fifty feet of intestine
Though reported a success
In the medical press
It wasn’t much good for digestion.
There was an old man from Darjeeling
Who travelled by train up to Ealing
It said on the door
“Please don’t spit on the floor”,
So he carefully spat on the ceiling.
There was a young man from ______
Who _______ his ___________
One day in the sun
And he never worked out ________
Limerick words to use
Tashkent Trent Kent Ghent
Wrapped up, covered painted fastened
Car bike dog cat
With some scent in a tent that was bent with cement
It turned blue it ran off it glowed it blew up
For some fun Like a gun for a bun with a Nun
Where it went its intent why it went what it meant
This is a traditional Japanese verse-
form. It consists of three lines, which
together add up to seventeen syllables
(sounds or taps).
The first five lines contain five syllables,
the second line has seven and the third
line has five
A haiku is described as a short
SNAPSHOT poem, which captures a
particular moment or feeling.
Bruised Plum sunset sky,
Wind and bitter white-horsed sea,
Shapes fluttering high
Bright coloured kites with streamers
Watching eyes look up.
Write your own Haiku
(in 17 words!)
You can write about anything! Here are
Autumn Winter Snow Leaves
School friends fireworks fear
Onomatopoeia is the use of sound
words. Words that sound like the
things they describe. Poets often use
Match these onomatopoeic to
the things they describe
Thwack Someone falling into a
A bomb going off
Purr Someone hitting a
Crunch tennis ball
Pop A punch
Flop A happy cat
Someone walking on
A champagne cork
Think of your own
onomatopoeic words for…
A door slamming
A fierce lion
Someone drinking through a straw
Someone walking in mud
A glass breaking
Sausage cooking in a pan
Someone eating crisps
A car running into another car
Someone tearing a piece of paper.
Copy and finish this poem
I Like music
The twang of guitars
The ______ of drums
The clash of ______
The ______ of ______
The _____ of ______
When we use a simile we say that one
thing is like or as something else. We all
use similes without realising it.
He’s as thick as two short planks.
She’s got a face like the back of a bus.
She’s as fat as a pig.
Copy and complete the
We are as noisy as __________
We are as clever as ___________
We are as beautiful as __________
Alliteration is the repetition of letters and
sounds for effect. It is often used by authors
and poets. The effect can be:
spooky – the silver spider slowly slided towards
funny – oh buzz off you big, blue faced baboon.
Complete this counting poem!
ONE waggly walrus won a wet wager
TWO trustful tigers tumbled out for tea
THREE thin thrushes thumped a thick
Poems you will be looking at
You will be studying poems from
different cultures, these are about
aspects of history, personal
experiences, viewpoints and arguments
with regard to different cultures, people
and ways of life.