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Geena\'s Poetry Anthology

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  1. 1. <ul><li>Geena’s Poetry </li></ul><ul><li>Anthology </li></ul>
  2. 2. What is Poetry? <ul><li>Poetry is a river, poem after poem moves along in the exciting crests and falls of the the river waves. None is timeless; each arrives in an historical context, almost everything, in the end, passes. </li></ul><ul><li>Mary Oliver </li></ul><ul><li>(A Poetry Handbook) </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is Poetry? My Definition! <ul><li>’ </li></ul><ul><li>’ </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  4. 4. Acrostic The word acrostic is formed from the Greek word acros (outermost) and stichos (line of poetry).  The acrostic is a poem where the first letter of each line forms a word when you read them looking downward. http://www.readwritethink.org/materials/acrostic/ P anthers growl, O rioles sing, E agles soar, M onkeys swing. S ee? 
  5. 5. My Acrostic #1 <ul><li>Whirls around you fast and cold </li></ul><ul><li>Individual sounds </li></ul><ul><li>Never silent </li></ul><ul><li>Down our driveway it lifts the leaves </li></ul>
  6. 6. My Acrostic #2 <ul><li>Sunny days are when you love to play </li></ul><ul><li>Parents watching while you play </li></ul><ul><li>Our coach is always cheering us on </li></ul><ul><li>Rainy games are always fun </li></ul><ul><li>Tirering pratices, but there worth while </li></ul>
  7. 7. Haiku <ul><li>COMPOSING A TRADITIONAL JAPANESE HAIKU POEM </li></ul><ul><li>The 300-year old Haiku Poem has its own distinct discipline:- Each complete poem has only three lines, totalling 17 syllables. - the first line must be five syllables - the second line must be seven syllables - the third line must be five syllables When these rigid conditions are met, the result can be a very satisfying word picture . </li></ul><ul><li>Birds take wing on high, gliding over angry waves back to their safe nests. </li></ul><ul><li>http://members.shaw.ca/kcic1/haiku.html </li></ul>
  8. 8. My Haiku #1 <ul><li>leaves falling down </li></ul><ul><li>flying in the rough could wind </li></ul><ul><li>settling for a rest </li></ul>
  9. 9. My Haiku #2 <ul><li>flowers are so bright </li></ul><ul><li>just like a tiny rainbow </li></ul><ul><li>dancing to the wind </li></ul>
  10. 10. Collected Haiku #1 <ul><li>Snow melts. </li></ul><ul><li>Suddenly, the village </li></ul><ul><li>is full of children. </li></ul><ul><li>(Written by Issa. Translated by Bruce Lansky. Copyright 1999 by Bruce Lansky, reprinted with his permission) </li></ul>
  11. 11. Collected Haiku #2 Frog sunning on lily pad as dragonfly darts by. Thrapp! (by Bruce Lansky. Copyright 1999 by Bruce Lansky, reprinted with his permission)
  12. 12. Cinquain Cinquain poems come in three formats: Cinquain Pattern #1 Line1: One word Line2: Two words Line 3: Three words Line 4: Four words Line 5: One word Cinquain Pattern #2 Line1: A noun Line2: Two adjectives Line 3: Three -ing words Line 4: A phrase Line 5: Another word for the noun
  13. 13. Cinquain Cinquain Pattern #3 Line1: Two syllables Line2: Four syllables Line 3: Six syllables Line 4: Eight syllables Line 5: Two syllables http://hrsbstaff.ednet.ns.ca/davidc/6c_files/Poem%20pics/cinquaindescrip.htm
  14. 14. My Cinquain #1 <ul><li>Jelly </li></ul><ul><li>So sweet </li></ul><ul><li>Always wabling about </li></ul><ul><li>Evrey flavour is uniqu </li></ul><ul><li>Devine </li></ul>
  15. 15. My Cinquain #2 <ul><li>Bubbles </li></ul><ul><li>Are clear and round </li></ul><ul><li>They burst when </li></ul><ul><li>They are touched gently </li></ul><ul><li>Pop </li></ul>
  16. 16. Diamante A diamante is a seven line poem, shaped like a diamond. Line 1: one word (subject/noun that is contrasting to line 7) Line 2: two words (adjectives) that describe line 1 Line 3: three words (action verbs) that relate to line 1 Line 4: four words (nouns) first 2 words relate to line 1 last 2 words relate to line 7 Line 5: three words (action verbs) that relate to line 7 Line 6: two words (adjectives) that describe line 7 Line 7: one word ( subject/noun that is contrasting to line 1) http://www.readwritethink.org/materials/diamante/
  17. 17. Diamante Example square symmetrical, conventional shaping, measuring, balancing boxes, rooms, clocks, halos encircling, circumnavigating, enclosing round, continuous circle
  18. 18. My Diamante #1 <ul><li>Chocolate </li></ul><ul><li>smooth, delicous </li></ul><ul><li>melting, runny, setting </li></ul><ul><li>dark, white, sweet, flavours </li></ul><ul><li>colourful, mixture, shapes </li></ul><ul><li>yummy, squshy </li></ul><ul><li>Lollies </li></ul>
  19. 19. My Diamante #2 <ul><li>Netball </li></ul><ul><li>fun, running </li></ul><ul><li>passing, moving, calling </li></ul><ul><li>court, team, sand turf, grass </li></ul><ul><li>pushing, running, hiting </li></ul><ul><li>fun, pratice </li></ul><ul><li>Hockey </li></ul>
  20. 20. Free Verse <ul><li>Does not have to rhyme </li></ul><ul><li>Does not have to have a specific rhythm </li></ul><ul><li>Has no specific length </li></ul><ul><li>Makes use of figurative speech </li></ul>
  21. 21. Free Verse Tools <ul><li>Metaphor – suggests a similarity between two things The road snakes around the mountain . </li></ul><ul><li>Simile – highlights the comparison between two things using like, as, resembles, etc.          </li></ul><ul><li>The stars in the night sky were like sparkling diamonds. </li></ul><ul><li>Personification – giving human characteristics to things which are clearly not human                    </li></ul><ul><li>The outboard motor cleared its throat. </li></ul><ul><li>Alliteration – repeating words with the same beginning sound Thomas tied two turnips to two tall trees. </li></ul><ul><li>Imagery – using vivid, descriptive words to conjure up an image         </li></ul><ul><li>The car sped. - The flashy, yellow, mustang  streaked like          a bullet along the highway. </li></ul><ul><li>Onomatopoeia – using words that sound like what they mean         </li></ul><ul><li>He slurped his soup . </li></ul><ul><li>Hyperbole – using exaggeration to make a point        </li></ul><ul><li>Make me a sundae a mile high . </li></ul>
  22. 22. My Free Verse #1 <ul><li>There once was an old rusty car, with no roof no doors or seatbelts. A man got in drove along the road and got pulled over by the police. </li></ul>
  23. 23. My Free Verse #2 <ul><li>There once was an old brown suitcase with budget old wheels and a broken handle. A man was going on holiday and he put this suitcase on the plane, they forgot to shut the doors so the suitcase fell out and landed in Hawii. </li></ul>
  24. 24. Collected Free Verse #1 <ul><li>Playing With Fire </li></ul><ul><li>For some it must be nature </li></ul><ul><li>But mine is content to receive and return </li></ul><ul><li>And to follow, if it can be led. </li></ul><ul><li>I felt that Person stirring among her petals, </li></ul><ul><li>And in a lightning strike I thought again of </li></ul><ul><li>Printing her out, for you. </li></ul><ul><li>But what can I show that some </li></ul><ul><li>Depth of your connected self has not seen? </li></ul><ul><li>Wouldn't it be just like you to know </li></ul><ul><li>Every piece of me by mind </li></ul><ul><li>Before heart, before touch? </li></ul><ul><li>I know somewhere that any so-called </li></ul><ul><li>Surprise would give both of us deja vu. </li></ul><ul><li>But when our hands together touching </li></ul><ul><li>Cupped the tiny candle flame </li></ul><ul><li>Something more was warm than my fingers, </li></ul><ul><li>Something felt deeper than just the heat </li></ul><ul><li>And I wasn't afraid of getting burned. </li></ul><ul><li>And I finally saw the ember, cinderless, </li></ul><ul><li>In the middle of the splinters </li></ul><ul><li>You held, glowing in the dark air </li></ul><ul><li>As you tried to keep it alive, and </li></ul><ul><li>I thought I might be able to keep it with you </li></ul><ul><li>But the answers disappear in your breath </li></ul><ul><li>And someone's lighting up my favorite stars..... </li></ul><ul><li>Copyright © 1997 by Katherine Foreman. </li></ul>
  25. 25. Collected Free Verse #2 <ul><li>The Limit of the Universe </li></ul><ul><li>We are closest when we are apart. </li></ul><ul><li>Each takes tiny steps back when </li></ul><ul><li>We are finally together again, </li></ul><ul><li>Forced away by the </li></ul><ul><li>Thoughts of closeness risen from solitude. </li></ul><ul><li>Lonely alone </li></ul><ul><li>Lonely together </li></ul><ul><li>This is not what I had in mind. </li></ul><ul><li>Where fear is the driving force </li></ul><ul><li>Fear must be of each other too, </li></ul><ul><li>A wedge forever standing </li></ul><ul><li>Until we need not be afraid </li></ul><ul><li>Which in this stifling, frowning </li></ul><ul><li>Disallowing world </li></ul><ul><li>Must never happen. </li></ul><ul><li>Copyright © 1995 by Katherine Foreman. </li></ul>
  26. 26. Repeat Poster Poem <ul><li>Select Subject </li></ul><ul><li>Statements beginning with same word </li></ul><ul><li>Design a shape </li></ul><ul><li>Cut out multiple shapes </li></ul><ul><li>One statement on each shape </li></ul><ul><li>Attach to poster in all directions </li></ul>
  27. 27. Friendship is being there Friendship is of the heart Friendship is a feast Friendship is trying to understand a mole Luke, Grade 6 Salamandastron, Brian Jacque
  28. 28. My Repeat Poster Poem #1 Lollies are colourful! Lollies are full of sugar! Lollies are nearly always yum! YUM! Lollies come in every flavour!
  29. 29. Character Poem First name ____________ Lives in ______ where s/he Hears ________________ Sees _________________ Touches ______________ Needs ________________ Fears _________________ Gives _________________ Wonders ______________ Dreams _______________ Believes ______________ Loves ________________ Is ____________________ Last name.
  30. 30. Robin Hood of Sherwood Forest, Ann McGovern <ul><li>Robin </li></ul><ul><li>Lives in Sherwood Forest where he </li></ul><ul><li>Hears about the archery contest, </li></ul><ul><li>Sees the evil sheriff as an enemy, </li></ul><ul><li>Fears nothing, </li></ul><ul><li>Gives money to the poor, </li></ul><ul><li>Dreams about Maid Marian, </li></ul><ul><li>Loves the feel of a bow in his hands, and </li></ul><ul><li>Is happy to live in Sherwood Forest </li></ul><ul><li>Hood. - Joshua, Grade 8 </li></ul>
  31. 31. My Character Poem #1 <ul><li>First name Geena </li></ul><ul><li>Earth ______ where she </li></ul><ul><li>Hears noise </li></ul><ul><li>Sees life </li></ul><ul><li>Touches water </li></ul><ul><li>Needs chocolate </li></ul><ul><li>Fears spiders </li></ul><ul><li>Gives happieness </li></ul><ul><li>Wonders whats on mars other than rocks </li></ul><ul><li>Dreams anything </li></ul><ul><li>Believes in santa (NOT) </li></ul><ul><li>Loves animals </li></ul><ul><li>Is fun </li></ul><ul><li>Last name.Morgan </li></ul>
  32. 32. Riddle Poem <ul><li>Line 1: clue about subject </li></ul><ul><li>Line 2: adjective and noun </li></ul><ul><li>Line 3: two actions connected to subject </li></ul><ul><li>Line 4: phrase or statement </li></ul><ul><li>Line 5: answer </li></ul>
  33. 33. Haymeadow, Gary Paulsen Dumb fly-followed stubborn and stinky spread out like a gray carpet herd of sheep - Michael, Grade 8
  34. 34. My Riddle Poem #1 <ul><li>Full of sugar </li></ul><ul><li>Rich and creamy </li></ul><ul><li>Mealty runny </li></ul><ul><li>Kids love it </li></ul><ul><li>Chocolate </li></ul>
  35. 35. Rapping <ul><li>Keep the beat </li></ul><ul><li>Repetition </li></ul><ul><li>Rhyming </li></ul>
  36. 36. Rapunzel’s Rap Rapunzel was a girl with hair of gold Trapped in a tower in days of old She wasn’t allowed outside to play And her golden hair grew longer each day Grew longer and longer and longer each day. The witch who locked her up was mean With a pointed nose and a face of green Mean mean meaner than the queen of mean. - Sonja Dunn
  37. 37. My Rap Poem #1 <ul><li>There once was an old mans belt. It was really budget cause it was made of felt, he chucked it in the bin and then ate out of a tin. And that was the end of the mans belt made of felt. </li></ul>
  38. 38. Thanks for watching!
  39. 39. Diary of Poetry Readings! Total Points: Date: Title: Poet: Genre: Headless Town While strolling down the beach today Kenn Nesbitt The Marvelous Homework and Housework Machine Kenn Nesbitt The Principal is Missing Kenn Nesbitt
  40. 40. My Selected Poet! Kenn Nesbitt
  41. 41. About My Poet! My Poetry My first children's poem -- Scrawny Tawny Skinner -- was written in 1994 after having dinner with a friend whose 4-year-old daughter did everything she could to get out of eating her dinner. Shortly after that, I wrote two more poems, My Foot Fell Asleep and Binkley. During 1995 and 1996, I wrote about three or four poems a year (including You Can Never Be Too Careful and A Meloncholy Tale, whenever the mood struck me. (All of these poems, by the way, appear in the book My Foot Fell Asleep.) In early 1997 I decided I would like to write an entire book of children's poems. In 1998, I published my first collection of poetry, entitled My Foot Fell Asleep. I published a sequel called I've Seen My Kitchen Sink in 1999 and a third book, Sailing Off to Singapore, in 2000. The Aliens Have Landed at Our School! was published by Meadowbrook Press and is distributed by Simon and Schuster. My first collection of poems about school, When the Teacher Isn't Looking: and Other Funny School Poems was published by Meadowbrook Press in 2005. In 2006 Meadowbrook also published a of Christmas poems I co-authored with Linda Knaus entitled Santa Got Stuck in the Chimney. My newest book is another collection of funny school poems entitled Revenge of the Lunch Ladies, and is scheduled to be published in the fall of 2007. My poems have also appeared in magazines, school textbooks, and numerous anthologies of funny poetry, as well as on television, audio CDs and even restaurant placemats. I have put together this web site to share some of my poems with kids around the world. I try to post a new poem every weekday for you to read and grade, so please check back regularly to read new, funny poetry.
  42. 42. Extra Poems that I’ve Collected! The Marvelous Homework and Housework Machine Attention all students! Attention all kids! Hold onto your horses! Hold onto your lids! We have just exactly the thing that you need whenever you've way too much homework to read. The Marvelous Homework & Housework Machine will always makes sure that your bedroom is clean. It loves to write book reports ten pages long, then put all your toys away where they belong. This wonderful gadget will do all your math, then mop up your messes and go take your bath. The Marvelous Homework & Housework Machine is truly like no other gizmo you've seen. It hangs up your clothes on their hangers and hooks, then reads all your boring geography books. It brings you a pillow to give you a rest, then brushes your teeth and prepares for your test. This thing is amazing. I'm sure you'll agree. It feeds you dessert while you're watching T.V. There's only one thing this device will not do. It won't eat your Brussels sprouts; they're, like, P.U. --Kenn Nesbitt
  43. 43. Total Point Summary <ul><li>Write here your total points with a breakdown of how you think those points are made up. </li></ul>