April is Poetry Month
Literary work that is usually organized in lines which shows expression of feelings and ideas.
Often has a meter.
Often organized in verse.
if written in prose
Shows the author feelings and imagination in a vivid colorful way.
Types of Poetry
In Acrostic poems, the first letters of each line are aligned vertically to form a word. The word often is the subject of the poem.
Cinquain poems are five lines long with a certain number of syllables or words in each. Cinquain poems do not rhyme. There are many ways to write cinquain poems. Here is an example of one cinquain pattern.
Title - one word or two syllables
Line 2: Description or example of the title - 2 words or four syllables
Line 3: Action about the title - a 3 word phrase or six syllables
Line 4: a 4 word phrase describing a feeling about the title or 8 syllables
Line 5: Synonym for the title - one word - 2 syllables
form a picture of the topic or follows the contour of a shape that is
suggested by the topic.
couplet consists of two lines with an end rhyme.
Diamonte poems you need to think of a subject and its opposite and then follow the format listed below:
First line: one word (subject).
Second line: two adjectives describing the subject
Third line: three words ending in -ing telling about the subject
Fourth line: four words, the first two describe the subject and the last two describe its opposite
Fifth line: three words ending in -ing telling about the opposite
Sixth line: two adjectives describing the opposite
line: one word (opposite from the first line)
Free Verse poems can have anyy number of lines. They usually Do NOT Rhyme.
A limerick is a funny little poem containing five lines. The last words of the first, second, and fifth lines rhyme with each other (A) and the last words of the third and fourth lines rhyme with each other so the pattern is AABBA.
This poetry was
created by a famous writer named Issa. He had a very sad life. His
mother died when he was two and his own four children all died before
they were a year old. As a writer and poet, this sadness, loneliness
and compassion helped him be more sensitive to everything around him.
Issa took the time to listen and enjoy the beauty he found as he heard
crickets chirp and as he gazed at the skies. Issa saw the beauty of the
natural world around him; he valued every living thing, even insects,
and wanted to share his love of nature through his haiku.
another form of Japanese poetry that consists of 31 syllables
(5-7-5-7-7). The themes for Tanka are love, nature, seasons, and
Rhyming Web Site
Violets are blue
Sugar is sweet
And I Like You
thing of beauty is a joy for
Its loveliness increases it will never;
Pass into nothingness; But still will keep.
How do I love thee
Let me count the ways...
Elizabeth Barret Browning
Little Miss Muffet, Sat on a
Eating Her Curds and Whey
Along Came a Spider
And Sat Down Beside Her
And Frightened Miss Muffet Away
What do you feel?
What do you see?
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In the Swim by Douglas Florian
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Rhyme a Word