Concrete Poems and Word Pictures Amy Engnell Dani Strait Kelly Azar Kayley Johnson
Concrete Poems And word pictures • A concrete poem is a poem that forms a picture of the topic or follows the contours of a shape that is suggested by the topic. • Word picture: Picture drawn using descriptive words about an object or idea that the picture represents • How are these poems different from what you are used to?
Rules of writing poems • 1.) Choose what you want to write about • 2.)Choose shape • 3.) Make a list of some good descriptive words for the poem. (Using the five senses) • 4.)Use the descriptive words to make poem in the shape you chose. • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDO5H9HgU08
Model • Example: cephalopod fossil (a curly shell) • The poem is going to be about a type of fossilization that we have gone over in class. • Can you think of any ideas about a specific type of fossilization?
Create your own concrete poem about how fossils are made. • Some example pictures: