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Fourth Grade Poetry
Transcript of Fourth Grade Poetry
Not a rose, but the scent of the rose;
Not the sky, but the light in the sky;
Not the fly, but the gleam of the fly;
Not the sea, but the sound of the sea;
Not myself, but what makes me
See, hear, and feel something that prose
Cannot: and what it is who knows?
-Eleanor Farjeon What are the rules for poetry? Poetry is art. It allows the poet to be expressive. When writing poetry, be as creative as you want to be and don't worry about following rules. None! Yes! Can we identify poems if there aren't any rules for writing it? Although there are not rules for creating poetry, there are some common characteristics that help us to identify passages as poetry. Identifying the Genre Poetry: Format: Descriptive language: Expression: Poets often describe the feelings they have toward someone or something. Sometimes poets use figurative speech to describe their emotions. This means that the readers cannot take the poet's words literally because the poet may be over exaggerating. Stanzas:
A stanza contains two or more lines. Its purpose is to divide the poem up in sections, so it is comparable to a paragraph. Stanzas are usually the same size throughout a poem. Line:
A line can be compared to a sentence; however, it does not follow the same grammatical rules. Poems are made up of lines. Words often paint a picture. Many adjectives are used. "Oh please take me fishing, oh please, pretty please," insisted my sister the pest.
She drives me bananas when she's at her worst,
she bugs me when she's at her best.
She wouldn't give up, so I've got her along,
but I've not decided her fate.
Maybe I'll patiently teach her to fish-
maybe I'll use her for bait!
-Jack Prelutsky Oh Please Take Me Fishing! What feelings were expressed by the poet in "Oh Please Take Me Fishing"? A simile is a comparison of two unlike things by using "like" or "as". Simile Example:
My puppy is brave as a lion. Example:
Mrs. Quinn's Fourth graders are like mini Einsteins. _______________ is like Kobe Bryant.
______________ hair is dark as coal. Complete my examples: