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2 What is Poetry? literary work in which special intensity is given to the expression of feelings and ideas. Use of distinctive style Rhythm Stanzas Syllables Poetry is a genre.

3 Types of Poetry Acrostic Haiku Sonnet Lyrical Free Verse

4 Acrostic Poetry The first letters of each line spell out a word or phrase Do not have to rhyme Do not have to have rhythm Can be as short or as long as you want First letter of each line is capitalized

5 Example of Acrostic Poetry layful friend nderstanding and loyal erky, loves to run and jump retty soft fur oung dog

6 HAIKU Japanese poetry form Three lines Unrhymed Lines syllables go: 5,7,5 Usually about nature or seasons

7 Example of Haiku Poetry Winter is coming. Snow will be arriving soon. We should rake the leaves. Poem written by Ken Nesbitt

8 SONNET created during the renaissance consist of 14 lines three, four line stanzas accompanied by a two line closing stanza rhyming scheme abab cdcd efef gg the first and third lines of each four line stanza rhyme and the second and fourth lines of each four line stanza rhyme two lines of the closing stanza should rhyme Each line of the stanza should have ten syllables

9 Limerick 5 line poem The 1 st, 2 nd and 5 th lines rhyme The 3 rd and 4 th lines rhyme

10 Example of a Limerick Hickory, dickory, dock. The mouse ran up the clock. The clock struck one and down he run. Hickory, dickory, dock. by "Mother Goose"

11 FREE VERSE Doesn t rhyme Can be as short or long as you want Doesn t follow any pattern

12 FREE VERSE Thrill Ride Up. Up. Click, click. Wind blows sharp in my ears. My heart jumps. Skips. It s up. It s up higher. It s up, up the highest. Hands grasp at the clouds. Then a forever pause. Still. Waiting. Finally. Whoosh! Steep drop down, down, down. Written by Ken Nesbitt

13 Stanza Stanza 1 Stanza 2 Stanza 3 Stanza 4 My dog plays invisible Frisbee. He catches invisible balls. He rides an invisible skateboard. He hurdles invisible walls. My dog has perfected the practice of doing invisible tricks. He jumps with invisible jump ropes and fetches invisible sticks. He barks at invisible mailmen. He growls at invisible cats. He'll bring me invisible slippers and even invisible hats. He chases invisible squirrels whenever we go for a jog. He's clearly the greatest dog ever. I love my invisible dog. --Kenn Nesbitt

14 Let s Practice! Hello, I'm Mr. Obvious. I point out things you know. I'll tell you that the water's wet. I'll say that plants can grow. I might remark that night is dark. I'll add that grass is green. And I'll repeat that sugar's sweet and washing makes you clean. I'll let you know that snails are slow, and one plus one is two, and then declare that squares are square and state the sky is blue. What happens in stanza 3? a. Remark that night is dark b. Let you know that snails are slow c. Take a chair and let me share d. Tell you that the water s wet You see, I'm kind, so I don't mind explaining simple things. And when I do this just for you I love the joy it brings. So take a chair and let me share, and when my lecture ends, I hope you'll try to tell me why I don't have any friends. --Kenn Nesbitt

15 ANSWER Hello, I'm Mr. Obvious. I point out things you know. I'll tell you that the water's wet. I'll say that plants can grow. I might remark that night is dark. I'll add that grass is green. And I'll repeat that sugar's sweet and washing makes you clean. I'll let you know that snails are slow, and one plus one is two, and then declare that squares are square and state the sky is blue. What happens in stanza 3? a. Remark that night is dark b. Let you know that snails are slow c. Take a chair and let me share d. Tell you that the water s wet You see, I'm kind, so I don't mind explaining simple things. And when I do this just for you I love the joy it brings. So take a chair and let me share, and when my lecture ends, I hope you'll try to tell me why I don't have any friends. --Kenn Nesbitt

16 LINES Line 1 Line 5 Line 9 Line 13 My dog plays invisible Frisbee. He catches invisible balls. He rides an invisible skateboard. He hurdles invisible walls. My dog has perfected the practice of doing invisible tricks. He jumps with invisible jump ropes and fetches invisible sticks. He barks at invisible mailmen. He growls at invisible cats. He'll bring me invisible slippers and even invisible hats. He chases invisible squirrels whenever we go for a jog. He's clearly the greatest dog ever. I love my invisible dog. --Kenn Nesbitt

17 Let s Practice! Hello, I'm Mr. Obvious. I point out things you know. I'll tell you that the water's wet. I'll say that plants can grow. I might remark that night is dark. I'll add that grass is green. And I'll repeat that sugar's sweet and washing makes you clean. I'll let you know that snails are slow, and one plus one is two, and then declare that squares are square and state the sky is blue. What happens in line 10? a. One plus one is two b. I ll let you know that snails are slow c. I ll say that plants can grow d. I ll add that grass is green You see, I'm kind, so I don't mind explaining simple things. And when I do this just for you I love the joy it brings. So take a chair and let me share, and when my lecture ends, I hope you'll try to tell me why I don't have any friends. --Kenn Nesbitt

18 ANSWER Hello, I'm Mr. Obvious. I point out things you know. I'll tell you that the water's wet. I'll say that plants can grow. I might remark that night is dark. I'll add that grass is green. And I'll repeat that sugar's sweet and washing makes you clean. I'll let you know that snails are slow, and one plus one is two, and then declare that squares are square and state the sky is blue. What happens in line 10? a. One plus one is two b. I ll let you know that snails are slow c. I ll say that plants can grow d. I ll add that grass is green You see, I'm kind, so I don't mind explaining simple things. And when I do this just for you I love the joy it brings. So take a chair and let me share, and when my lecture ends, I hope you'll try to tell me why I don't have any friends. --Kenn Nesbitt

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