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  1. 1. <ul><li>My 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>Poetry is a way to express your feelings about a topic. It is a way for people to say how you feel about a topic. It is like a river of emotion. </li></ul><ul><li>Nicola </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>Pretty music to learn to play </li></ul><ul><li>Italon players on the stage </li></ul><ul><li>Annual concert at square edge </li></ul><ul><li>Naughty people who don`t practice </li></ul><ul><li>Other people to listen to at the concert </li></ul>
  6. 6. My Acrostic #2 <ul><li>Different styles to learn </li></ul><ul><li>Annual production at the regent </li></ul><ul><li>None compare to hip hop </li></ul><ul><li>Collecting the music to practice to </li></ul><ul><li>Indian looks like fun to learn </li></ul><ul><li>Nothing can compare to dancing </li></ul><ul><li>Goals must be set to get as far as you can. </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>Short, long, sweet and sour </li></ul><ul><li>Pink and purple or green and blue </li></ul><ul><li>Sugar, salt, this is candy </li></ul>
  9. 9. My Haiku #2 <ul><li>Moving messages </li></ul><ul><li>Helpful, interesting, bored </li></ul><ul><li>Interesting things </li></ul>
  10. 10. Collected Haiku #1 <ul><li>In my old home which I forsook, the cherries are in bloom. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Collected Haiku #2 <ul><li>A lovely thing to see: through the paper window's hole, the Galaxy. </li></ul>
  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 Grass Colourful, soft Growing, glowing, struggling green grass is nice turf
  15. 15. My Cinquain #2 <ul><li>Weta </li></ul><ul><li>Hissing noise </li></ul><ul><li>Covered in armour </li></ul><ul><li>Eats insects and plants </li></ul><ul><li>Spikes </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>Vacation Happy, fun Sleeping, dancing, traveling Liberty, car, beach, night Exciting, interesting, moving Unhappy, boring Work </li></ul>
  19. 19. My Diamante #2 <ul><li>Love </li></ul><ul><li>Wonderful, beautiful </li></ul><ul><li>Caring, liking, thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Innocence, smile, tear, guilt </li></ul><ul><li>Fighting, violating, disgusting </li></ul><ul><li>Terrible, worst </li></ul><ul><li>Hatred </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>People streaking `round the world </li></ul><ul><li>People zipping here and there, </li></ul><ul><li>People gliding to and fro </li></ul><ul><li>People flying all `round town </li></ul><ul><li>Wait a minute, fast forwards on! </li></ul>
  23. 23. My Free Verse #2 <ul><li>As four walls make a room the pilgrims appear through their map </li></ul><ul><li>The unreal flourishes beyond imperious themes and borders closed to laughing </li></ul><ul><li>And landscapes hold no proof if intention is a sin then dreams are guilty too </li></ul><ul><li>A blameless geography then,  blameless houses, blameless men, a mistaken faith in color and light </li></ul><ul><li>Neutrality is to blame for wanting us to agree with its bland gestures </li></ul><ul><li>So much emptiness to fill until we declare, quite innocently, “There was a city on a river.” </li></ul>
  24. 24. Collected Free Verse #1 <ul><li>Mirror, Mirror </li></ul><ul><li>My game face is blue. </li></ul><ul><li>I must put it back on, see </li></ul><ul><li>How much of my glory was real </li></ul><ul><li>And how much fever. </li></ul><ul><li>I see drawn eyes, too much marring, </li></ul><ul><li>A suit of swan feathers </li></ul><ul><li>Without the matching shape. </li></ul><ul><li>And however I imagine lights, </li></ul><ul><li>No straw spins to gold. </li></ul><ul><li>I see as I have been seen, </li></ul><ul><li>Not radiant, but ashine in hope </li></ul><ul><li>Yet to see a finish. </li></ul>
  25. 25. Collected Free Verse #2 <ul><li>The Rose </li></ul><ul><li>Disneyland holds all the answers </li></ul><ul><li>But now you would go skiing </li></ul><ul><li>With snow-blue eyes for company. </li></ul><ul><li>My fingers on splinter-blunt thorns </li></ul><ul><li>Feel wrong, as if the pressure of </li></ul><ul><li>Bending a wire could spiral the stem, </li></ul><ul><li>Unnatural, twisted and shattered. </li></ul><ul><li>The tips of cream-silk petals bleed. </li></ul><ul><li>This is what happened to me, then, </li></ul><ul><li>Being there at the wrong confluence of time, </li></ul><ul><li>There and shining with no one looking. </li></ul><ul><li>I grew my own thorns, climbed into a vial, </li></ul><ul><li>And the blush bleeds from the petals of my skin. </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 People judge by looks People go by apperance People look for people by there face People like to look good
  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 _____Erin_____ </li></ul><ul><li>Lives in _her own world____ where she </li></ul><ul><li>Hears _____the birds chirping______ </li></ul><ul><li>Sees _____the cats_______ </li></ul><ul><li>Touches ___peoples hearts____ </li></ul><ul><li>Needs _____nothing________ </li></ul><ul><li>Fears _____the dark_________ </li></ul><ul><li>Gives __people what they need___ </li></ul><ul><li>Wonders _____what it`s like to die______ </li></ul><ul><li>Dreams _____that she`s perfect______ </li></ul><ul><li>Believes ___that people deserve another chance___ </li></ul><ul><li>Loves ____her family and friends_______ </li></ul><ul><li>Is ______in her eyes, nice__________ </li></ul><ul><li>Last name.MacGregor </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>Graceful and beautiful the small angel statue stands between the velvet ropes still and alone while the crowd asks, &quot;Is it the work of Michaelangelo?&quot; </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>my funky cow, my big eye brow, have problem, call my job then, I do not swear, but I do have hair, please don't look at my underwear, I think its time for me to give up this rhyme, I'm way to cool for you fine lines. </li></ul>
  38. 38. Animated Poem <ul><li>Illustrate a poem </li></ul><ul><li>Scan </li></ul><ul><li>Animate using a software program </li></ul><ul><li>Incorporate into a presentation </li></ul>
  39. 39. Animated Three Blind Mice
  40. 40. Thanks for watching!
  41. 41. Diary of Poetry Readings! Total Points: Date: Title: Poet: Genre:
  42. 42. My Selected Poet! <ul><li>Kenn Nesbitt is my favorite poet. </li></ul>
  43. 43. About My Poet! <ul><li>Who I Am </li></ul><ul><li>He is 46 years old and was born on February 20, 1962 in Berkeley, California. He grew up in Fresno and San Diego, California. </li></ul><ul><li>He now live in a big old house in Spokane, Washington, with his wife Ann, son Max and daughter Madison. He has a dog (a black pug named Jesse), two cats named Raki and Sambuca, and a rabbit named Lola. </li></ul>
  44. 44. Extra Poems that I’ve Collected! <ul><li>Katie kissed me! Yuck, it's true! </li></ul><ul><li>My face took on a greenish hue. </li></ul><ul><li>My knees, like jelly, started shaking. </li></ul><ul><li>Then my stomach started quaking. </li></ul><ul><li>Slobber slithered down my cheek. </li></ul><ul><li>My consciousness was growing weak. </li></ul><ul><li>My ears were ringing, head was spinning. </li></ul><ul><li>But all the while Kate was grinning. </li></ul><ul><li>My heart was pounding through my shirt. </li></ul><ul><li>My tongue felt like I just ate dirt. </li></ul><ul><li>Though you may think I've lost my brain, </li></ul><ul><li>I wish she'd kiss me once again! </li></ul>
  45. 45. Total Point Summary <ul><li>Write here your total points with a breakdown of how you think those points are made up. </li></ul>