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Grade 5

Erin DeRoose

on 12 April 2013

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Transcript of Poetry

What is Poetry? Why Write Poetry? Figurative Language Poetry Poems Figurative Language What is it? Poetry...
- expresses the music and lyricism in language
- teaches us about the richness of language and it's capabilities
- defines and frames deep feelings Poetry Simile
Alliteration Acrostic
Shape Acrostic
Shape Poetry...
- is personal and can be about anything and everything
- should give pleasure and speak to the reader and listener
- is intended to be read aloud
- explores the meaning and mysteries of life It's fun! To express our feelings and emotions It's entertaining! The use of words that go beyond their ordinary meaning. You must use your imagination to decipher what the author means. Example:
Soon you'll be busy as a bee, writing poetry for me! A simile uses comparative words: like, as, than, similar to.
Example: as busy as a bee Metaphor A metaphor compares dissimilar objects that are alike in some way.
Example: He is such a couch potato! Simile Hyperbole A hyperbole uses exaggeration to give a statement impact.
Example: I am so hungry I could eat a horse! Onomatopoeia An onomatopoeia is a word that is used to demonstrate a sound.
Swished, gurgled, slurp Personification Personification is used to give objects, things or animals human characteristics which we recognize in ourselves.
The ocean danced in the moonlight. Alliteration The beginning of words start with the same consonant or vowel sounds in stressed syllables, and the words are close together.
All the animals ate the apples in the afternoon. Idioms A word or phrase that means something different from what it says.
Get out there and break a leg! Acrostic In an acrostic poem the letters of the subject are written down (vertically) to form the word of choice.
Next to each letter the poetic statement is written horizontally to express the subject in innovative ways. Acrostic Poetry MUSIC
My head is full of rhythm
Until I can barely sit still
See me move to the beat
It does the same for others
Can you feel the magic of music? Cinquain An unrhymed form of poetry that has 5 lines.
Line 1 - Topic
Line 2 - 4 syllables describing topic
LIne 3 - 6 syllables expressing action
Line 4 - 8 syllables expressing feeling
Line 5 - 2 syllables - synonym for the
topic Example Creature (2)
From outer space (4)
What ship carried you here? (6)
Are you in search of peace or war? (8)
Stranger (2) Cinquain Line 1 One word topic
Line 2 Two describing words
Line 3 Three action words
Line 4 Four feeling words
Line 5 A synonym for the topic Example Dragon
Growling, feeding, razing
Predator from ancient past
Monster Diamante Takes the form of a diamond when it is completed.

Pattern 1 Synonym - develops a topic

Pattern 2 Antonym - starts out with one theme and in the middle begins to move toward an opposite theme. Pattern 1 - Synonym Line 1 Choose a topic (noun)
Line 2 Use two describing words (adjectives)
Line 3 Use three action words (verbs or "ing" action words
Line 4 Use a four-word phrase capturing some feeling
about the topic
Line 5 Use three action words
Line 6 Use two describing words
Line 7 Use a synonym for an ending word

http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/diamante/ Pattern 2 - Antonym Line 1 Choose a noun as your title and an opposite word (an
antonym) for the ending word of your poem
Line 2 Use two adjectives (describing words) for the title
Line 3 Use three verbs (action words or "ing" words) for the
Line 4 Use two words to express the title noun - then two
words to express the opposite ending noun
Line 5 Choose three action words for the ending noun
Line 6 Use two words to describe the ending noun
Line 7 Use one word - the antonym (opposite) you decided
upon in line one

http://www.poetry4kids.com/blog/lessons/how-to-write-a-diamante-poem/ Limerick A funny poem with 5 lines.
It has a very distinctive rhythm and rhyme pattern.

Lines 1, 2 & 5 rhyme and have the same number of syllables
Lines 3 & 4 rhyme and have the same number of syllables Example There was a large bear in a tree
Who was in pursuit of a bee
The bee was no dummy
He gave the bear money
So the bear let the honeybee free
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