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Kinds of Poetry

Acrostic 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. L oves to play on the computer A lways humorous U nique in every way R unning, jumping, tumbling at gym E xceptionally bright L earner

Cinquain: 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. Line Line Line Line Line 1: 2: 3: 4: 5: Title - one word or two syllables Description or example of the title - 2 words or four syllables Action about the title - a 3 word phrase or six syllables a 4 word phrase describing a feeling about the title or 8 syllables Synonym for the title - one word - 2 syllables

Line 1: Panther Line Line Line Line 2: 3: 4: 5: Sleek, graceful Running, hiding, emerging Happy to be free Cat

The themes for Tanka are love. Tanka: Tanka is another form of Japanese poetry that consists of 31 syllables (5-7-5-7-7). and friendships. She rocks and she rocks all day there. Grandmother sits in her old rocking chair.Concrete Poetry: Concrete poems form a picture of the topic or follows the contour of a shape that is suggested by the topic. For example: Couplets: The couplet is the easiest of the verse forms. seasons. Here is an example of Tanka: Wind Wind blowing my face Making my cheeks rosy red It's biting my nose And chilling through all my bones . nature. It consists of two lines with an end rhyme.

It is pushing me along Diamonte: Diamonte poems are easy poems to write. 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 Seventh line: one word (opposite from the first line) Example: Limericks: A limerick is a funny little poem containing five lines. second. Here is an example of a limerick: 1. 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. 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. like da DUM da da DUM da da DUM for the first. Who dreamed she was in great peril (A) da DUM da da DUM da da DUM 3. Make sure your limerick has the pattern by reciting it with “da” for all unaccented or unstressed syllables and “DUM for all the accented or stressed syllables. There once was a girl named Cheryl (A) da DUM da da DUM da da DUM 2. and fifth lines (A) and da da DUM da da DUM for the third and fourth lines (B). The last words of the first. It should also have a rhythm pattern. She awoke wtth a fright B) da da DUM da da DUM .

haiku poetry conveys emotion. When she discovered the sight (B) da da DUM da da DUM 5. It suggests that the reader look and listen to the world. Haiku is very short and has a 5-7-5 syllable structure with 5 syllables in the first line. Haiku requires you to observe! Here is an example of haiku: As I lay and gaze Blue skies and white clouds Billowing high above me . and 5 syllables in the third line. This poetry was created by a famous writer named Issa. With just a couple of words. The “monster” was just a small squirrel. (A) da DUM da da DUM da da DUM Haiku: A form of centuries old Japanese poetry that consists of seventeen syllables and has nature as its subject or theme. this sadness. 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. 7 syllables in the second line. loneliness and compassion helped him be more sensitive to everything around him. He had a very sad life.4. Issa took the time to listen and enjoy the beauty he found as he heard crickets chirp and as he gazed at the skies.