Poetry Forms Instructions and Examples of Different Forms
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Poetry Forms Instructions and Examples of Different Forms of Poetry
Vocabulary for Index of Figurative Language �Alliteration �Assonance �Consonance �End Rhyme �Hyperbole �Idiom �Imagery �Internal Rhyme �Metaphor �Onomatopoeia �Personification �Repetition �Rhyme Scheme �Simile
How to write a Diamonte Poem line 1 - one noun (subject #1) line 2 - two adjectives (describing subject #1) line 3 - three participles (end in-ing, tell about subject #1) line 4 - four nouns (first two relate to subject #1, second two relate to subject #2) line 5 - three participles (end in -ing, tell about subject #2) line 6 - two adjectives (describing subject #2) line 7 - one noun (subject #2)
Diamonte Poems Synonym Poem Monsters Creepy, sinister Hiding, lurking, stalking Vampires, werewolves, mummies, and zombies Chasing, Pouncing, Eating Hungry, scary Creatures
Diamonte Poems Antonym Poem Day Bright, sunny Laughing, playing, doing Up in the east, down in the west Talking, Resting, Sleeping Quiet, dark Night
I am from (Sample) � “I’m From the Woods…. ” by Nick � I’m from the woods and the creek behind my fence From the gray wooden backyard deck. I’m from the honeysuckles, The pear trees by the neighbor’s garden From the creek when I swing over it. � I’m from the yellow walls of Grandma’s kitchen From the Yorkshire pup, the coolest thing in my family. I’m from macaroni pictures of the Ark From “I just can’t snap my fingers and make it happen” and from David the Gnome in summers long ago. � I’m from my mom’s side of the family, From roasting turkeys for each holiday, From when Papaw yelled at his boss and got fired From the family pictures in the big wooden cabinet and From the family gathering when we drag them out. � I am from those moments. A root that no one sees, but walks all over An important part of the tree. ”
Cinquain Poem 1. Cinquains are five lines long. 2. They have 2 syllables in the first line, 4 in the second, 6 in the third, 8 in the fourth line, and just 2 in the last line. 3. Cinquains do not need to rhyme, but you can include rhymes if you want to.
Cinquain Poems �Ice cream. Cold and yummy. I love its sweet richness as it finds its way into my tummy. �My room is such a mess. Toys all over the place. Mom says, “Clean up!” But I like it like this.
Clerihews have just a few simple rules: 1. They are four lines long. 2. The first and second lines rhyme with each other, and the third and fourth lines rhyme with each other. 3. The first line names a person, and the second line ends with something that rhymes with the name of the person. 4. A clerihew should be funny.
Clerihews �N'Sync Stink. Their music hurts my ears. I much prefer Britney Spears �The enemy of Harry Potter Was a scheming plotter. I can't tell you what he's called; I'd be ashamed To name "he who must not be named. "
Limerick �Limericks are short, funny poems that follow a particular pattern. �Five lines with an A A B B A rhyme scheme �The meter is rhythmic with the first, second, and fifth lines having three feet (simplest definition: beats or stressed syllables) and the third and fourth lines having 2 feet. �One of the most famous and prolific authors of limericks is Edward Lear.
Limericks by Edward Lear � There was an Old Man with a beard, Who said, 'It is just as I feared! Two Owls and a Hen, Four Larks and a Wren, Have all built their nests in my beard!‘ � There was a Young Lady whose eyes, Were unique as to colour and size; When she opened them wide, People all turned aside, And started away in surprise.
Villanelles �The villanelle is a highly structured poem consisting of nineteen lines. �Five tercets (stanzas of three lines) followed by a quatrain (stanza of four lines) �The first and third line of the opening tercet are repeated alternately as the last lines in the following stanzas. �These two lines also serve as the last two lines in the poem. �The rhyme scheme is ABA ABA ABAA �One of the most famous villanelles is Dylan Thomas’s “Do No Go Gentle into that Good Night”
“Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night” by Dylan Thomas � Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light. � Though wise men at their end know dark is right, Because their words had forked no lightning they Do not go gentle into that good night. � Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay, Rage, rage against the dying of the light. � Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight, And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way, Do not go gentle into that good night. � Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay, Rage, rage against the dying of the light. � And you, my father, there on the sad height, Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray. Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
Sonnets �There are many different types of sonnets. The simplest may be the English style. It includes the following characteristics: �They usually examine two contrastive elements �Fourteen lines �Each line has 10 syllables �The rhyme scheme is A B CDCD EFEF GG The couplet at the end is frequently a twist or surprise.
Sonnets: Shakespeare’s 18 th Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate. Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, And summer's lease hath all too short a date. Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines, And often is his gold complexion dimmed; And every fair from fair sometime declines, By chance, or nature's changing course, untrimmed; But thy eternal summer shall not fade, Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow'st, Nor shall death brag thou wand'rest in his shade, When in eternal lines to Time thou grow'st. So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see, So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.
Sonnets: “Learning to Write a Sonnet” by Denise Rogers � The sonnet form is old and full of dust And yet I want to learn to write one well. To learn new forms and grow is quite a must, But I will learn it quickly, I can tell. � And so I sit, today, with pen in hand, Composing three new quatrains with a rhyme. The rhythm flows like wind at my command. The A-B-A-B form consumes my time. � But I’m not done until there’s fourteen lines. One ending couplet, after three quatrains. I’ve tried to write this new form several times. The effort’s huge; I have to rack my brain. � But I persist, my fourteen lines now done. I wrote my poem; my sonnet work is won.