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Term 2 2008 Nathan\'s Poetry Anthology

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  • 1.
    • My Poetry
  • Anthology

2. What is Poetry?

  • Poetry is a river, poem after poem moves along in the exciting crests and falls of the the river waves.None is timeless; each arrives in an historical context, almost everything, in the end, passes.
  • Mary Oliver
  • (A Poetry Handbook)

3. What is Poetry? My Definition!

  • Poetry is . allright in my definition i think that im allright at it, poetry means work just normal work, i guess it isnt really that special to me.
  • Me

4. AcrosticThe wordacrosticis formed from the Greek wordacros(outermost) andstichos(line of poetry). The acrostic is a poem where the first letter of each line forms a word when you read them looking downward. P anthers growl, O rioles sing,E agles soar,M onkeys swing.S ee? 5. My Acrostic #1

    • B ig air
    • M assive look back
    • X treme sport

6. My Acrostic #2

  • H itting the ball
  • O n the field
  • C lose calls
  • K eeping the ball on your stick
  • E veryone can play
  • Y oull love it

7. Haiku

  • The 300-year old Haiku Poem has its own distinct discipline:-Each complete poem has only three lines, totalling 17 syllables. - the first line must be five syllables - the second line must be seven syllables - the third line must be five syllables When these rigid conditions are met, the result can be a very satisfying word picture.
  • Birds take wing on high,gliding over angry waves back to their safe nests.

8. My Haiku #1

  • Our earth is dying,
  • Polluted and dark brown smog,
  • Save the planet now.

9. My Haiku #2

  • Snow, Cold and frosty,
  • It sends shivers down your spine,
  • Snowflakes floating by.

10. Collected Haiku #1

  • Sushi and Soya
  • The Spring comes
  • When the day is over

11. Collected Haiku #2

  • The flap of a bat,
  • drip drip of monsoon waters.
  • Ancient image stares.

12. CinquainCinquain poems come in three formats: Cinquain Pattern #1 Line1: One word Line2: Two words Line 3: Three words Line 4: Four words Line 5: One word Cinquain Pattern #2 Line1: A noun Line2: Two adjectives Line 3: Three -ing words Line 4: A phrase Line 5: Another word for the noun 13. CinquainCinquain Pattern #3 Line1: Two syllables Line2: Four syllables Line 3: Six syllables Line 4: Eight syllables Line 5: Two syllables 14. My Cinquain #1

  • Bmx
  • Adrenaline rush
  • Turndown to fakie
  • Faceplant on the concrete
  • Haha

15. My Cinquain #2

  • Dogs
  • Chew bones
  • Dig unnecessary holes
  • Lives in a kennel
  • Woof

16. DiamanteA diamante is a seven line poem, shaped like a diamond. Line 1: one word (subject/noun that is contrasting to line 7)Line 2: two words (adjectives) that describe line 1Line 3: three words (action verbs) that relate to line 1Line 4: four words (nouns) first 2 words relate to line 1 last 2 words relate to line 7Line 5: three words (action verbs) that relate to line 7Line 6: two words (adjectives) that describe line 7Line 7: one word ( subject/noun that is contrasting to line 1) 17. Diamante Example square symmetrical, conventional shaping, measuring, balancing boxes, rooms, clocks, halos encircling, circumnavigating, enclosing round, continuous circle 18. My Diamante #1

  • Cold
  • Dark,winter
  • Soups,heaters,indoors
  • Snow,fire,water,lava
  • Cooling,outdoors,water
  • Summer,bright
  • Hot

19. My Diamante #2

  • Bmx
  • Little,bike
  • Aggressive,freestyle,rider
  • Bicycle,little,wheel,tyre
  • Wheels,spinning,fast
  • Spokes,rims
  • Wheel

20. Free Verse

  • Does not have to rhyme
  • Does not have to have a specific rhythm
  • Has no specific length
  • Makes use of figurative speech

21. Free Verse Tools

  • Metaphor suggests a similarity between two thingsThe road snakes around the mountain .
  • Simile highlights the comparison between two things using like, as, resembles, etc.
  • The stars in the night sky were like sparkling diamonds.
  • Personification giving human characteristics to things which are clearly not human
  • The outboard motor cleared its throat.
  • Alliteration repeating words with the same beginning sound Thomas tied two turnips to two tall trees.
  • Imagery using vivid, descriptive words to conjure up an image
  • The car sped. - The flashy, yellow, mustang streaked like a bullet along the highway.
  • Onomatopoeia using words that sound like what they mean
  • He slurped his soup .
  • Hyperbole using exaggeration to make a point
  • Make me a sundae a mile high .

22. My Free Verse #1

  • The little old lady couldn't even turn on a computer, she thought she was so high tech, but she still used a morse code machine, it was as old as her!!.

23. My Free Verse #2

  • Im wishing that i never tripped,
  • now my knee is a bung crip,
  • It looks as if i had a little bee,
  • who lived inside of me and wanted to break free,
  • Now i have to have stitches,
  • Probably by some old witches

24. Collected Free Verse #1

  • Awake
  • My last night as a full-time child
  • I didn't want to sleep, for fear of
  • Waking up in a rustle of too-crisp sheets
  • And a creak of inadequate bedsprings
  • With a lightly snoring virtual stranger eight feet away.
  • And also I didn't want it to be tomorrow,
  • Because then it would be time to do what
  • I've denied for three weeks of subsistence
  • And oblivion--ignoring is bliss.
  • And I saw everything I never did
  • Lying around me, pieces and steps of the
  • Success I never got, reminders that
  • Whatever I planned, I never got far.
  • But in the middle of these broken promises
  • To myself, I could see for the first time
  • That I have not been broken.
  • And I must keep myself, all that is real,
  • As daybreak does, and nightfall.
  • I exist to others, but all I need is me.
  • I will be the last promise, when all is said
  • And kept.

25. Collected Free Verse #2

  • Diversity
  • I did not think when I named my people
  • Eurocentric that I would ever have to
  • Rack my brains for just the right touch of
  • Foreign syllable to represent a nation
  • That has given me a friend I wish to honor
  • Without insult.
  • And when I used to roam the open-air mall
  • In search of shoes, I never imagined
  • That one day I would argue with my sister
  • Over wearing the plaid flannel that clothes
  • The leering young men whose compliments
  • We can't accept
  • As I feel the fluorescent lights slowly
  • Bleaching my skin even paler than
  • Its standout rosy tan among
  • An olive sea.
  • And when I felt obligated to copy my books and
  • Choose a crush I never paid attention to
  • Last names or skin tone because
  • A heart is the same in any language
  • And mine breaks when I realize
  • How hard it is to accept

26. Repeat Poster Poem

  • Select Subject
  • Statements beginning with same word
  • Design a shape
  • Cut out multiple shapes
  • One statement on each shape
  • Attach to poster in all directions

27. Friendship is being there Friendship is of the heart Friendship is a feast Friendship is trying to understand a mole Luke, Grade 6 Salamandastron, Brian Jacque 28. My Repeat Poster Poem #1

  • BMX
  • IS
  • NOT
  • A

BMX IS THE BEST B M X ISMIGHTY FINE B M X M E A N S T H E B E S T 29. Character Poem First name ____________ Lives in ______ where s/he Hears ________________