Haiku Line 1: 5 syllables -uses just a few words to capture a moment -creates a picture in the reader's mind -often inspired by an element of nature Line 2: 7 syllables Line 3: 5 syllables
Haiku 17 syllables in 3 lines Line 1: 5 syllables Line 2: 7 syllables Line 3: 5 syllables Examples In silver armor the lizard, felled by rain, dreams of his summer sun.
Haiku Examples slowly and softly falling swiftly to the ground lays there very still... green and speckled legs, hop on logs and lily pads splash in cool water
Count the syllables: 5, 7, 5 One small piece of heart is mended in a moment. Rain falls, tears of joy. Snowflakes are our friends, They descend when winter comes, Making white blankets
Publishing Haiku -Title is optional -Font size should be larger then 12pt -Font style of your choice (can be different for all three) -Each line must start with a capital letter -Only 3 lines! Check syllable count (5, 7, 5) -3 poems on one page (layout as you like) -Leave room for your illustrations *Print to 400 printer one time only!
Couplet Line of poetry that rhymes with line 2 Line of poetry that rhymes with line 1 My room is such a terrible mess My mom is concerned, but I could care less
Couplet Examples As I slept last night, I had a dream My birthday cake was made of strawberries and cream.
Couplet Examples A longer example…. The Hippopotamus by Ogden Nash Behold the hippopotamus! We laugh at how he looks to us, And yet in moments dank and grim, I wonder how we look to him. Peace, peace thou hippopotamus! We really look all right to us, As you no doubt delight the eye of other hippopotami.
Cinquain “cinq”= French for “5” Line 1: one word title Line 2: two descriptive words Line 3: three action words Line 4: four feeling words Line 5: one word that answers the question, “When I think of _______I think of…?”
Cinquain Examples Knights Fierce, Loyal Fighting, charging, slaughtering Worried, delighted, brave, fearsome Crusaders
Cinquain Thunderstorm powerful, sudden pouring, flashing, booming threatening, anxious, frightened, shocking electric
Shape Poetry A shape poem describes a topic and is shaped the same as the topic. Swirling, twisting funnel Gaining tremendous speed Crushing everything in its path Picking up debris Sending People running to their basements leaving only destruction after it’s gone
Free Verse Style is “free”: -Rhyme or don’t rhyme -Pattern or no pattern -Long or short -COPS or… break the rules!
Free Verse Free verse poetry is free from the normal rules of poetry: form, rhyme, rhythm, use of punctuation, etc. The main goal is to use colorful words, punctuation, and placement of words to bring meaning to the reader. The Road Not Taken Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, and sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood and looked down one as far as I could to where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, and having perhaps the better claim because it was grassy and wanted wear, Though as for that the passing there had worn them really about the same, And both that morning equally lay in leaves no step had trodden black. Oh, I marked the first for another day! Yet knowing how way leads on to way I doubted if I should ever come back. I shall be telling this with a sigh somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I, I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. -Robert Frost
Free Verse Messy Room by Shel Silverstein Whosever room this is should be ashamed!His underwear is hanging on the lamp.His raincoat is there in the overstuffed chair,And the chair is becoming quite mucky and damp.His workbook is wedged in the window,His sweater's been thrown on the floor.His scarf and one ski are beneath the TV,And his pants have been carelessly hung on the door.His books are all jammed in the closet,His vest has been left in the hall.A lizard named Ed is asleep in his bed,And his smelly old sock has been stuck to the wall.Whosever room this is should be ashamed!Donald or Robert or Willie or--Huh? You say it's mine? Oh, dear,I knew it looked familiar!
Free Verse To fling my arms wide In some place of the sun, To whirl and to dance ‘Til the white day is done. Then rest at cool evening Beneath a tall tree While night comes on gently, Dark like me-- That is my dream! -Langston Hughes
Free Verse Be Glad Your Nose is on Your Face by Jack Prelutsky Be glad your nose is on your face, not pasted on some other place, for if it were where it is not, you might dislike your nose a lot. Imagine if your precious nose were sandwiched in between your toes, that clearly would not be a treat, for you'd be forced to smell your feet. Your nose would be a source of dread were it attached atop your head, it soon would drive you to despair, forever tickled by your hair. Within your ear, your nose would be an absolute catastrophe, for when you were obliged to sneeze, your brain would rattle from the breeze. Your nose, instead, through thick and thin, remains between your eyes and chin, not pasted on some other place-- be glad your nose is on your face!
Publishing Free Verse -Title is optional -Font size should be larger then 12pt -Font style of your choice -COPS are “free”; follow the rules or don’t! -Leave room for your illustration *Print to 400 printer- one time only!