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Fifth Grade Poetry

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Elizabeth Hop

on 22 May 2014

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Transcript of Fifth Grade Poetry

Rhyme Scheme:

The pattern of rhyme in a poem
(aabb or abab)


Poetry is ...
a type of literature that expresses ideas, feelings, or tells a story in a specific form
Day One: What is poetry?
Day three: Poetry can be FUN
What did we learn yesterday?
Day four: Poetry is silly
Day two: Poetry is like the wind...
What did we learn yesterday?
Miss Hop, Rm 29
Fifth Grade Poetry
Different kinds of poetry:
-Free verse
Free Verse
Free Verse Poems:

Free Verse means ...
Poetry that does not have a regular
pattern of rhythm or rhyme

An example of a Free Verse Poem is...

Our class made a pancake
with finely-ground flour
and cheese and tomatoes
wrapped in it.
It had a crinkly edge
with lots of little holes
for the steam to escape.
Then Billy knocked the whole lot over
but our teacher rescued it
Then we cooked it under a flame
And put it in the fridge for later.
It was a real work of art.
It was our
milled, filled, frilled, drilled, spilled, grilled, chilled, skilled, pancake.

A unit of verse consisting of 2 lines that usually rhyme
A couple = 2 people, 2 things, 2 of everything
May be humorous or serious
Can be song lyrics, jokes, Dr. Seuss books, etc.

An example of a couplet is ...
Twinkle, twinkle, little star
How I wonder what you are
A familiar song, featuring couplets ...

If it hadn't been for Cotton-Eye Joe,
I’d been married long time ago.

Where did you come from where did you go,
Where did you come from Cotton-Eye Joe?

Vocab (figurative language):
Similes --> Comparison using "like" or "as"
Metaphors --> Comparison without using "like" or "as"
Her hair is silk.
Love is like a red rose.
Today's type of poetry:
A 3 line poem consisting of 17 syllables.

(5-7-5 pattern)

1st line = 5 syllables
2nd line = 7 syllables
3rd line = 5 syllables
Ancient Japanese form of poetry

Typically expresses a single thought, feeling or idea

Usually has nature themes
Does not rhyme
At night, quietly,
a worm under the moonlight
digs into a nut.

Personification: gives human qualities to nonhuman things
The home glowed
with happiness.
Today's new poetry:
Acrostic Poetry
Acrostic Poetry
-The first letters of each line form a word or message relating to the subject
-The letters of the subject written vertically
-Each line begins with a word or phrase that starts with that letter
-Does not have to rhyme
-Simple, based upon one word


M y head is full of rhythm
U ntil I can barely sit still
S ee me move to the beat
I t does the same for others
C an you feel the magic of music?

A fast swimmer
B rown-eyed girl
B rave
Y ells for Tolenas!

What did we learn yesterday?

Take a minute to think...then tell your neighbor an example of
Today's poetry:

Funny or silly poems with 5 lines
Meant to be humorous
Lines 1,2, and 5 rhyme with each other
Lines 3 and four rhyme with each other
Rhyme scheme of aabba

A Clumsy Young Fellow Named Tim

A clumsy young fellow named Tim (A)
was never informed how to swim. (A)
He fell off a dock (B)
and sunk like a rock. (B)
And that was the end of him. (A)

The Dragon of Grindly Grun
by Shel Silverstein

I'm the Dragon of Grindly Grun,
I breathe fire as hot as the sun.
When a knight comes to fight
I just toast him on sight,
Like a hot crispy cinnamon bun.

When I see a fair damsel go by,
I just sigh a fiery sigh,
And she'd baked like a 'tater-
I think of her later
With a romantic tear in my eye.

I'm the Dragon of Grindly Grun,
But my lunches aren't very much fun,
For I like my damsels medium rare,
and they always come out well done.
Check for understanding:

Can you identify which type of figurative language is used?
“His feet were as big as boots.”

“The tropical storm slept for two days.”

“All the world’s a stage, and we are merely
players.” -William Shakespeare

Check for understanding:

Can you tell the rhyme scheme of this poem by Langston Hughes?

Sun’s a settin’,
This is what I’m gonna sing.
Sun’s a settin’,
This is what I’m gonna sing:
I feels de blues a comin’,
Wonder what de blues’ll bring?
Day five: Rap about it
Analyze a rap:
-What is it's rhyme scheme?
-Does it have any couplets? Limericks?

Write a rap:
-Decide a topic, decide a beat
-Write it!
Extra: Concrete Poetry
Concrete poetry—sometimes also called ‘shape poetry’—is poetry whose visual appearance matches the topic of the poem. The words form shapes which illustrate the poem’s subject as a picture, as well as through their literal meaning.
Extra: Quatrains
A poem or stanza of four lines (which may or may not rhyme). The most common rhyme schemes for quatrains are AAAA, AABB, and ABAB.
I like to dribble the ball - A
When I go outside to play - B
Its better than a doll - A
On a sunny day in May - B
Once I made a snowman - A
Handsome as can be - B
In the snow he melted - C
A sad sight to see. -B
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall.
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the King's horses and all the King's men
Couldn't put Humpty together again.
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