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ENG170; Children's Poetry!

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Ellie Jensen

on 8 March 2013

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Transcript of ENG170; Children's Poetry!

Ellie Jensen & Sam Foster Children's Poetry Children's Poetry First Experiences -Children's poetry is poetry that is written for or appropriate for children.

-This may include: folk poetry (Mother Goose Rhymes), poetry written intentionally for young people (Shel Silverstein), poetry written originally for adults, but appropriate for young people (Ogden Nash), and poems taken from prose works (Lewis Carroll). Famous Children's Poets -Usually, a person's first experience of poems come in the form of nursery rhymes, lullabies, counting games, riddles, and rhymed fables that introduce us to the rhythmic, mnemonic, and allegorical uses of language in songs sung to us by others.
-We can only trace the original authors of a few of these poems because most of them have been handed down from families for generations, and were only recorded in print in collections long after their first appearance in the language. -Dr. Suess: Author of The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
-•Shel Silverstein: Author of Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, and The Giving Tree.
-Roald Dahl: Author of Revolting Rhymes, including Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Goldilocks, The Three Little Pigs, and Little Red Riding Hood.
-Jack Prelutsky: Author of Pizza the Size of the Sun, The New Kid on the Block, and The Gopher in the Garden. Alphabet Poems -Alphabet (ABC): Each line in the poem begins with subsequent letters of the alphabet. The flow of the alphabet is more important than being rhythmic.

A young girl was walking in the rain.
But her umbrella didn't open.
Couldn't run, couldn't hurry,
Dressed in new shoes,
Entered a house full of chocolates.
Found all her friends enjoying them. Different Types of Poems -Children's poems might sound similar, but they are different from one another. Finding out the difference becomes easy when they understand the variation clearly.

-Color Poems
-Question Poetry •Autobiographical Poems -Autobiographical: It's actually an essay about oneself written in the form of a poetry.

I'm a Jilly Joe
I love to sail and row
I love flying kites
only to end up with fights
My friends hate me
For I'm a wannabe
I love myself
For I'm Jilly Joe Rhyming -Rhyming: Rhyming is a kind of poetry having a rhythmic pattern and flowing in the form of couplets, triplets and quatrains.

I love my red balloon,
I want it to reach the moon,
To my grandpa very soon. Color Poems -Color Poems: In this type of poem, you choose a color and relate that color to different types of events and characters.

White is the milk
As tasty as could be.
White are the clouds
Like cotton balls in the sky.
So is the light white
That brightens my day. ~ -Imagery: In this genre, the poet puts forth his or her imagination in the form of a poem. They draw the reader into poetic experiences by touching on the images and senses that the reader already knows. Kids find it amusing because they can pen down their imaginary thoughts randomly.

Have a look.
I'm the fairy of my garden
My white wings and golden crown
make me charming.
I can weave magic
with my magic wand. Imagery Poems -Question Poetry: As the name suggests, in this type of poetry several questions are asked to a person or an object. It can be a free verse (without rhyme) or rhyme.

Oh, Tree!
Why are you so sad?
Why aren't you glad?
Did someone hurt you?
Oh, child!
I am sad because my family
has been cut down.
Nobody has hurt me yet! Question Poetry Benefits of Poetry -It celebrates the individual word, the sound of language, and the rhythm of language in a way that narratives don't.
-By emphasizing the sound and rhythm of language, poetry builds children’s phonemic awareness, or sensitivity to the smallest sounds of speech, which lays a foundation for beginning reading.
-Poets’ inventive and skillful use of language introduces children to new vocabulary words and concepts.
-It's a great vehicle for learning how complex thoughts, humorous ideas, deep emotions, or entire narratives can be expressed with a few carefully chosen words. Children's Poetry
Recommended by Most Parents -Rainy Day Poems by James McDonald
-Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
-A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein
-Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Suess
-The New Kid on the Block by Jack Prelutsky
-A Pizza the Size of the Sun by Jack Prelutsky
-Revolting Rhymes by Roald Dahl
-The Cat and the Hat by Dr. Suess
Sum it up with Jeopardy!
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