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  1. Poetry

  2. What Makes Poetry Different?

  3. Poetry Booklet • Creative Project • By the end of this Poetry Unit, students will create a 14-poem “Poetry Booklet” • Includes: • Title Page • Table of Contents • 14 Poems (typed or neatly rewritten) • Catchy Titles • Colorful Illustrations

  4. Poetry Booklet Table of Contents: • Diamante(handout from 5th Grade Bible textbook p. 115 “Strong to Gentle”) • Haiku(3 lines about nature, 5-7-5 syllables, make with construction paper) • Concrete(make shape with words and letters w/o using lines or drawings) • Lyric – Best Friend(4 lines, rhyme ABAB) • Lyric – Favorite Food(4 lines, rhyme ABAB) • I Am(handout) • Bio(handout) • Abuelito Who(handout) • Robert Frost’s Trickery(handout) • Shel Silverstein’s Look-a-Like – “Using Humor to Teach a Lesson”(examples on PowerPoint, a 20-line poem that teaches a message/moral/lesson in a humorous way • Alliteration (“tongue twister,” words start with same sound) • Onomatopoeia (sound effects) • Spiritual (15 lines free verse) • Free Verse Wild Card = choose your favorite poem that you have written that is not one of the above poems

  5. Poetry Booklet Reminders Includes 14 Poems: • Diamante 6. I Am 11. Shel Silverstein • Haiku 7. Bio 12. Alliteration • Concrete 8. Abuelito Who 13. Onomatopoeia • Lyric: Friend 9. Spiritual 14. Wild Card • Lyric: Food 10. Robert Frost’s Trickery • Add titles to each poem. • Remember to write the page number at the bottom of each page and next to each poem listed in the “Table of Contents.” • Draw colorful illustrations on each poem’s page. • Write your name on the front cover.

  6. Poetry Booklet Template COVER INSIDE COVER

  7. Poetry Booklet Template • Print or neatly rewrite the “Cover” and the “Table of Contents.” • Fold 4 pieces of 8.5” x 11” paper in half. • Use a long stapler to staple in the middle crease of the page to create the binding.

  8. #1 Diamante Poem • Structure = allows writers to explore relationships between opposites • e.g. good vs. evil, patient vs. hot-tempered, David vs. Goliath, strong vs. gentle • Challenge: Write a diamante poem that begins with the word “strong” and ends with the word “gentle”

  9. Diamante Format • LINE 1: STRONG • LINE 2: _______ & _______2 ADJ. ABOUT LINE 1 • LINE 3: _______, _______, _______3 –ING VERBS ABOUT LINE 1 • LINE 4: _______&_______; _______&_______2 NOUNS ABOUT LINE 1; 2 NOUNS ABOUT LINE 7 • LINE 5: _______, _______, _______3 –ING VERBS ABOUT LINE 1 • LINE 6: _______& _______2 ADJ. ABOUT LINE 1 • LINE 7:GENTLE

  10. #2 Haiku • A traditional form of Japanese poetry • Always has 3 lines and 17 syllables • 1st line = 5 syllables • 2nd line = 7 syllables • 3rd line = 5 syllables • Example The lightning crashes (5) Upon expectant earlobes (7) Making babies cry (5)

  11. A Haiku is . . . • Haiku is a Japanese verse form that relies on brevity and simplicity to convey its message. • It features 3 lines of 5, 7, and 5 syllables. • A haiku frequently includes natural images or themes. • First written in the 17th century, it is based on a Zen Buddhist philosophy of simplicity and the idea of perfection that excludes the extraneous.

  12. Haiku Examples Morning light appears (5) The new day has awoken (7) Nature stirs and sighs (5) As the setting sun Melts below the horizon, Stars applaud her bow

  13. Haiku: Take 1 (Rough Draft) • The bees are buzzing. • Beautiful flowers are here. • The flowers smell good. Haiku: Take 2--Try, Try Again (Final Draft) • Stinging bees buzzing • Beautiful flowers found here • Sweet, scented fragrance

  14. Transform Your Haiku • Eliminate Being Verbs (is/are/was/were) • Add Action Verbs (e.g. –ing words) • Use Articles Sparingly (e.g. a/an/the) • Use Descriptive Adjectives • Utilize Metaphors (“the sun, a ball of fire”)

  15. How to Make My Haiku • Write 5 rough draft haikus • Pick a nature topic • Remember your syllables: 5/7/5 • Then pick your 1 favorite • Use construction paper to make the shape of the theme of your haiku (e.g. lightning bolts, clouds, rain, tsunami, flowers, trees, plants, mountains, ocean waves, etc.) • Then, using your best printing or cursive, rewrite your favorite haiku on your shape

  16. #3 Concrete Poem • The shape of the poem suggests its subject • The poet arranges the letters, words, and lines to create a visual image


  18. THE SCARLET LETTER ON A PRINTER WITH NO COLOR Love Can be is the Evil. Great It can Gift and Move the Weaker very Hearts worst To a Horror. False, Cheating, Adulterous, and Unfaithful Passion. Lovers An will Untrue destroy Love dreams. Will hurt Never Most Trust Deeply. Again.

  19. Crying Springing from An eternal source My tears flow forth Blue droplets of pain Each more lonely Than the next A waterfall of hurt Takes a suicidal leap D i v e b o m b i n g From my eyes To the earth below Sp l a t t e r i n g The same ground you walk on Which is where My weeping ways wallow Freely floundering at your feet d i v e b o m b i n g d i g v n e i b b o m

  20. #4-5 Lyric Poetry • Expresses a poet’s thoughts and feelings about a single image or idea • Use sensory images to create impressions (sight, sound, touch, taste, smell) • Written in vivid, musical language • Examples • “Washed in Silver” – James Stephens • “I’m Nobody” – Emily Dickinson • “Me” – Walter de la Mare • “Song of Myself” – Walt Whitman

  21. “Washed in Silver” – James Stephens Gleaming in silver are the hills, Blazing in silver is the sea, And a silvery radiance spills Where the moon drives royally. Clad in silver tissue I March magnificently by.

  22. “I’m Nobody” – Emily Dickinson I'm nobody! Who are you? I'm nobody! Who are you?Are you nobody, too?Then there's a pair of us -- don't tell!They'd banish -- you know!How dreary to be somebody!How public like a frogTo tell one's name the livelong dayTo an admiring bog!

  23. “Me” – Walter de la Mare As long as I live I shall always be My Self - and no other, Just me. Like a tree. Like a willow or elder, An aspen a thorn, Or a cypress forlorn. Like a flower, For its hour A primrose, a pink, Or a violet – Sunned by the sun, And with dewdrops wet. Always just me.

  24. "Bus Stop“ -Donald Justice Lights are burningIn quiet roomsWhere lives go onResembling ours. The quiet livesThat follow us --These lives we leadBut do not own -- Stand in the rainSo quietlyWhen we are gone,So quietly . . . And the last busComes letting darkUmbrellas out --Black flowers, black flowers. And lives go on.And lives go onLike sudden lightsAt street corners Or like the lightsIn quiet roomsLeft on for hours, Burning, burning. “The Planet of Mars” -Shel Silverstein On the planet of Mars They have clothes just like ours, And they have the same shoes and same laces, And they have the same charms and same graces, And they have the same heads and same faces... But not in the Very same Places. Lyric Poetry Examples “A Red, Red Rose” -Scotsman Robert Burns O my luve's like a red, red rose That's newly sprung in June: O my luve's like the melodie, That's sweetly play'd in tune. “You’ve Got That Thing” -Cole Porter Your fetching physique is hardly unique,You're mentally not so hot;You'll never win laurels because of your morals,But I'll tell you what you've got . . .

  25. Sample Format • Total of 4 lines • 1 stanza of 4 lines each

  26. Make Your Own Lyric Poem Topic #1 = Favorite Food (fill-in bubbles with sensory words) SIGHT TASTE Favorite Food = ______________ HEAR FEEL SMELL

  27. Next Step • Now use your sensory words as a word bank to help you write a lyric poem about your favorite food. TITLE:_______________ _________________ (a) _________________ (b) _________________ (a) _________________ (b)

  28. Make Your Own Lyric Poem Take 2 Topic #2 = Best Friend (fill-in bubbles with sensory words) SIGHT TASTE Best Friend = ______________ HEAR FEEL SMELL

  29. Next Step • Now use your sensory words as a word bank to help you write a lyric poem about your best friend. TITLE:_______________ _________________ (a) _________________ (b) _________________ (a) _________________ (b)

  30. #6 “I Am” Poem

  31. “I Am” Poem Meresa • I am happy, yet I feel so alone • I see people I used to know, looking right through me • I hear music, but I know it’s just inside my head • I see a strange face in the mirror • I pretend that I am in love • I feel the weight of the world pulling me down • I touch your smile as it fades into memory • I worry that I can’t do anything right • I understand that you’re my only hope • I dream of something more, filling my empty tears • I try to speak my mind, but something holds me back • I am happy, yet I feel so alone

  32. “I Am” Poem Lori • I am a great musical performer • I see myself playing in front of large audiences • I hear many glorious tunes blending together • I see myself performing in recitals • I pretend that I am playing in the Hollywood Bowl • I feel the sounds of great classical music • I touch the smooth strings of a cello • I worry about messing up someday • I understand how to make it someday • I dream of many good wishes coming true • I try to do my very best • I am a great musical performer

  33. “I Am” Poem Daniel • I am an American • I see my country’s flag • I hear patriotic music • I see the red, white, and blue • I pretend to be a U.S. Marine • I feel pride in my country • I touch American soil • I worry about war • I understand that people have died for my country • I dream of world peace • I try to make my country a better place to live • I am an American

  34. Write Your Own “I Am” Poem write your name here _____________ • I am . . . • I see . . . • I hear . . . • I see . . . • I pretend . . . • I feel . . . • I touch . . . • I worry . . . • I understand . . . • I dream . . . • I try . . . • I am . . . These lines will be the same.

  35. #7 “Bio” Poem

  36. #8 Abuelito Who • Similes • Often use “like” or “as” • “Students pounced upon the extra Krispy Kreme doughnuts like a starved lion upon an unsuspecting carcass.” • Metaphors • Often use “is/was” or “are/were” • “LeBron James was an airplane, preparing for takeoff to dunk the ball on the twin towers: Tim Duncan and David Robinson.”

  37. “Abuelito Who” – Sandra Cisneros

  38. #9 Robert Frost’s Trickery • Trick #1 • Count Syllables • Trick #2 • Pick a Rhyme Scheme