Types of poems
Must have 5 lines (Normally humorous)
First, second and fifth lines have 10-7 syllables
First, second and fifth lines have 10 rhyme and have the same rhythm.
Second and forth lines have 5-6 syllables and the same rhythm..
Second and Forth rhyme with each other.
1.Each acrostic poem has a topic idea running down the left side of the poem.
2.Each letter in the topic word has a new thought that runs off the side from left to right and is relevant to the topic word.
3.The topic word is typically the title as well
The poem contains 5 syllables in the first line.
7 in the second. Finally in the final line there is 5 syllables.
1.Must have a rhythm
2.Normally set to music
3.Each verse has 4 lines
4.Unlimited number of paragraphs
Young Poet Exemplars
The window - B Brooke’s
I’m a window,
Cold on one side,
Hot on the other,
Sometimes, I feel like I’m not even there,
AS if people can see right through me,
They point at me,
Call me names,
Like grass, lake and tree,
They make me wonder,
Am I a window?
A lake or tree?
Or I I could choose,
What I would I be?
Am I a thing?
Or am I just there,
But people stop
I’m not a tree,
I’m not a lake
I’m a window, here just to wait.
Summer - C Higginson
The sun is as hot as fire,
The sea is as calm as ever,
The sun is here forever,
We hire a caravan & set off on our journey,
We arrive late & jump straight into our beds,
Next morning we have ice cream,
And then I scream,
I have brain freeze,
I lick the freezing ice cream & the then it melts down my throat,
Seagulls glide past,
Silly summer seagulls,
Easy in the sky,
Adventure around every corner,
Showing me the way,
I wish I was a seagull,
Doing whatever I want,
Every day is fun.
Since I was a boy - J Roberts.
Since I was a boy,
The very best
Asking myself will I ever make it?
Scoring in training
When it was raining.
Experiences getting older,
Getting scouted for Manchester,
The time of my life,
And what a life it was,
My old fantasy,
My new reality.
Young Poet Poem - K Hazel
One hundred words is all we ask for,
It may be a little bit more or a little less.
For a chance to be read out on Radio 4,
And to appear in a book, with other poets.
Are you aged 7-14? In KS2 or KS3?
Brilliant, then have you got a creative mind?
The last question I ask is, can you speak loud and proud?
All the questions answer to yes...
Then come and enter our competition,
Young Poet is the name.
A student led iniative
To say that poetry isn’t boring
Poetry in motion
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