Poetry Unit Russell 8-1
Haikus • A form of Japanese poetry • Combines form, content, and language • Poets write about everyday things – including nature, feelings, or experiences
Haikus • Three short lines – paints a mental image • 1st line - 5 syllables • 2nd line – 7 syllables • 3rd line – 5 syllables
The Rose by Donna Brock The red blossom bends and drips its dew to the ground. Like a tear it falls.
Spring Breakby Mrs. Russell Waves crash on the sand while sea gulls float on the breeze. The sun smiles at me.
Haikus Now write one of your own!
Limericks • The name comes from the Irish town of Limerick. • Are traced back to fourteenth century English history as part of nursery rhymes • Often not seen as a “cultivated poem” • Humorous and sometimes “dirty”!
Limericks • Only five lines • Lines 1,2 and 5 rhyme and have 7 to 10 syllables • Lines 3 and 4 rhyme and have 5 to 7 syllables
Limericks There once was a man from Beijing. All his life he hoped to be King. So he put on a crown, Which quickly fell down. That small silly man from Bejing.
Limericks There once was a __________ from __________. All the while she/he hoped __________. So she/he __________. And __________. That __________ from __________.
“Found” Poetry • Uses prose to construct “original” poems • Identifies words, phrases, and other details that are particularly moving or beautiful • Try to set a certain “mood” for the piece
“Found” Poetry Directions • Carefully re-read your independent novel • Look for 50-100 words – make sure you note the page number • Create a poem that is at least 15 lines long • It must have a title other than “Found Poem”