Project - write a poem

Malc Prentice

DISCUSSION

Have you ever read a poem? Have you ever written a poem?

How many poets can you name?

How many kinds of Japanese poems do you know? What are their rules?

RULES

Poems in English have different rules – can you spot them in this poem by Robert Frost?

Whose woods these are I think I know.

His house is in the village, though;

He will not see me stopping here

To watch his woods fill up with snow.

My little horse must think it queer

To stop without a farmhouse near

Between the woods and frozen lake

The darkest evening of the year.

He gives his harness bells a shake

To ask if there is some mistake.

The only other sound's the sweep

Of easy wind and downy flake.

The woods are lovely, dark, and deep,

But I have promises to keep,

And miles to go before I sleep,

And miles to go before I sleep.

POEM1: A CINQUAIN

1 noun subject.

2 adjective description.

3 "ing" verbs

4-5 word phrase

1 word summary

tree

big, green

growing, reaching, standing

a nice place to relax

nature

Write a Cinquain about a PLACE. Note that it is CENTRE aligned.

POEM 2: AN ACROSTIC POEM

Four pairs of beady eyes?

Eight hairy legs?

Aaaarggghh! It's a spider

Run away!

Can you see the hidden word?

Write an acrostic about an emotion or a place or a thing.