Mrs. Selig Guide to poetry

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					Mrs.Selig’s Guide to


     POETRY
      Part I
Part I Poetry
  •   Haiku
  •   Tanka
  •   Cinquain
  •   Diamante
                   Haiku

•   Has three non-rhyming lines.
•   First line has 5 syllables.
•   Second line has 7 syllables.
•   Third line has 5 syllables.
•   Often about something beautiful in nature.
                    Haiku


               X      X       X       X       X
5 syllables   Brisk spring and fall air
                X   X X       X           X   X   X
7 syllables   New colors glance in my hair
              X X    X    X       X
5 syllables   As I watch in awe.
                   Haiku
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                 Title:

 5 syllables

 7 syllables

 5 syllables
                      Tanka
•   Has five lines.
•   First line has 5 syllables.
•   Second line has 7 syllables.
•   Third line has 5 syllables.
•   Fourth line has 7 syllables.
•   Fifth line has 7 syllables.
•   Uses similes, metaphors, & personification.
                       Tanka

               X       X   X         X           X
5 syllables   Thunderclouds building
              X X          X     X           X       X   X
7 syllables   Gathering strength as they grow
                X X X           X        X
5 syllables   Releasing themselves
               X       X       X X       X       X X
7 syllables   Pouring life-giving torrents
                   X       X    X    X       X       X   X
7 syllables   Cleansing the world in shower
                   Tanka
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                 Title:

 5 syllables

 7 syllables

 5 syllables

 7 syllables

 7 syllables
                  Cinquain
• Has five lines:
• Line 1: noun
• Line 2: two adjectives describing the noun
• Line 3: three verbs showing the actions of the
  noun
• Line 4: a four-word phrase telling about the
  noun
• Line 5: repetition of the noun or use of a
  synonym for the noun
                    Cinquain


 noun              Sneakers
 2 adjectives      White, squeaky
 3 verbs           Running, jumping, skipping
4-word phrase      They cover my feet
synonym for noun   Nike
                   Cinquain
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 noun

 2 adjectives

 3 verbs

 4-word phrase

synonym for noun
               Diamante

•   Diamond-shaped poem with 7 lines:
•   Line 1: 1 NOUN-A
•   Line 2: 2 ADJECTIVES-A
•   Line 3: 3 GERUNDS-A (verb + -ing)
•   Line 4: 2 NOUNS-A + 2 NOUNS-B
•   Line 5: 3 GERUNDS-B (verb + -ing)
•   Line 6: 2 ADJECTIVES-B
•   Line 7: 1 NOUN-B
                         Diamante

 1 noun A                          Winter
2 adjectives A                   Rainy, cold
3 verbs + -ing A           Skiing, skating, sledding
2 nouns A + 2 nouns B
                        Mountains, wind, breeze, ocean
3 verbs + -ing B        Swimming, surfing, scuba diving
2 adjectives B                   Sunny, hot
 1 noun B                         Summer
                        Diamante
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            Title:
 1 noun A

 2 adjectives A

3 verbs + -ing A

2 nouns A + 2 nouns B


3 verbs + -ing B

 2 adjectives B

 1 noun B
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     POETRY
      Part II
Part II Poetry
  •   Bio Poem
  •   Simile Poem
  •   ABC Poem
  •   Limerick
               Bio Poem

• Bio poetry gives basic information about a
  person in a poetic form.
• Bio is short for biography which is a story
  written about a person’s life.
                       Bio Poem
•Line 1: Your first name only
•Line 2: Four traits that describe you (adjectives)
•Line 3: Wishes to…
•Line 4: Dreams of…
•Line 5: Wants to…
•Line 6: Who wonders…
•Line 7: Who fears…
•Line 8: Who likes…
•Line 9: Who loves…
•Line 10: Who wants to see… (3 things)
•Line 11: Who resides in… (name of your city)
•Line 10: Your last name only
                     Bio Poem
•Dana
•Woman, Teacher, Mother, Happy
•Wishes to see Oprah
•Dreams of winning the lottery
•Wants to travel
•Who wonders what her children will do when they get older
•Who fears roller coasters
•Who likes scrapbooking
•Who wants to see Washington D.C., sunset in the West, the World!
•Who resides in Portland
•Brown
           Simile Poem

• Uses the word “as” to make a comparison with
  the subject.
• A statement then follows.
            Simile Poem
Summer is as hot as a cauldron
with boiling water.
                            comparison

                             statement

Hurricanes are as destructive and
angry as a mother tiger
when it’s lost its baby.
             Simile Poem
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                           comparison

                           statement
             ABC Poem

• Don’t always make good sense
• May be fun but challenging

• Start with A and go through the alphabet
  writing a word for each letter
                     ABC Poem
A                 Kitten         Questioned
    Bad              Littles         Raccoons
     Cat              Make            Sing
      Did                Noises         Tunes
         Eat               On            Under
          Falling            Pianos.       Vents
             Goat                            With
              Hairs                           Xtra
                In Jamaica.                      Yelling
                                                   “Zunes”!
                Limerick

• Five line poem
• Funny or nonsensical
• First line often begins with
   – “There once was…”
                   Limerick

 Rhymes with 2   There once was a sweet little frog
What happens?    Who lived by himself on a log.
 2 short         He saw a fat fly,
 snappy lines
                 And he said, “Oh my!
How it ended?
                 I think I’ll go out for a jog.”
Rhymes with 1
&2
                   Limerick

 Rhymes with 2   There once was a farmer from Maine
What happens?    Whose cow was in terrible pain
 2 short         He went to the vet
 snappy lines
                 To care for his pet
How it ended?
                 But then he got caught in the rain.
Rhymes with 1
&2
                   Limerick

 Rhymes with 2   There once was a puppy named Prince,
What happens?    Who guarded his owner’s back fence
 2 short         He barked at the man
 snappy lines
                 Who picked up the can
How it ended?
                 Stealing garbage just didn’t make sense!
Rhymes with 1
&2
                             Limerick
Let’s try on together:
  Usually begins with
  “There once was…”
  Rhymes with 2         1-
 What happens?          2-
 Rhymes with 1
 2 short                3-
 snappy lines
 3 & 4 rhyme            4-
How it ended?
                        5-
Rhymes with 1
&2

				
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