Project - Write a Poem
- 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?
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
growing, reaching, standing
a nice place to relax
- 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?
- Choose a word
- Write an acrostic about an emotion or a place or a thing.
POEM 3: Other styles
- Japan: What are the rules of a haiku?
- What other poem styles do you know from Japan?
- Do you know any styles of any other countries?
- How about song lyric styles?
Google some examples, choose a style, and write a short poem in a new style.