Types of Poems : Types of Poems Acrostic Poems : Acrostic Poems Acrostic poems are poems in which the first letter of each line, when read vertically, spell out a word. Gunpowder Elementary School : Gunpowder Elementary School Greatest School in Baltimore County
Understanding how we learn
Never a dull moment
Only the best teachers
Recess Shape Poems : Shape Poems A shape poem is a poem designed with words that form the shape of the object the poem is about. Birth of a Triangle : Birth of a Triangle Mama and Papa and Baby makes three
Reaching sides of a three-sided tree
Oedipal winds rustle from trees
triangular shapes converting
dissimilarity into peeves
straight lines connect
the corners turned
I A Triangle Tale : A Triangle Tale I
At All How
I Got Stuck
Inside This Piece
Of Pie And I’m Unsure
How To Begin To Get Out
Of This Fix I Am In. This Triangle
Is Simply Not An Entertaining Sort Of
Spot So I Can Say Without A Doubt I’d Like
To Leave And Wow…………............I Am Out An Angel : An Angel an angel tumbling
to earth Ode : Ode An Ode is a poem praising and glorifying a person, place or thing. Ode To A Butterfly by Lorraine Nesbit : Ode To A Butterfly by Lorraine Nesbit Oh! The butterfly
He flutters all day,
He roams the skies
With some delay.
He alights on trees, fences,
To whatever attracts his fancy
He will do his poses. Slide 10: He’s up, he’s down
He dances with the breeze,
He comes, he goes
And does it with ease.
As I watch him
In pure delight,
I begin to wonder
If he knows his own plight. Slide 11: For soon spring turns into summer
Then summer flies quickly by,
The sun setting early
Into a darkening sky.
The butterfly is gone now
Replaced by snow,
But he will be back again
To put on his beautiful show. Haiku : Haiku Haiku is unrhymed Japanese verse consisting of three lines of 5-7-5 syllables. Haiku is written in the present tense and is about nature. Slide 13: Pink cherry blossoms
Cast shimmering reflections
On seas of Japan Cinquains : Cinquains A cinquain is a poem that consists of five lines.
Each has a required number of syllables.
Line 1= Title, noun, 2 syllables
Line 2= Description, 4 syllables
Line 3= Action, 6 syllables
Line 4= Feelings, phrase,8 syllables
Line 5= Title, synonym for the title Slide 15: puppy
growling, jumping, chewing
a playful bundle of trouble
Boxer Couplets : Couplets A couplet is a two lined poem with a fun and simple rhyming pattern. Couplets are often humorous. The last word in each line must rhyme. Slide 17: My English teacher wants me to use my imagination
So I go to math class and let my mind go on vacation! Limericks : Limericks A limerick is a five line poem whimsical poem. Lines one, two and five rhyme with each other and lines three and four rhyme. Slide 19: A flee and a fly and a flue
Were caught, so what could they do?
Said the fly, “let us flee.”
“Let us fly,” said the flee.
So they flew through a flaw in the flue. Free Verse : Free Verse Free verse is a poem without any rules. There is no rhyme, meter, form or rhythm. Slide 21: What do the oceans do at night?
Do they tease and tickle the bottom of boats?
Do they ripple away in fright?
Or are the beaches like coats?
That keep them still and quiet.
And once the day breaks and it’s breakfast time
Do the oceans wish for some other diet than fish?