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Poetry

Hello everybody! I’ve learned about poetry now. These are the types of poems I know. By the way, NR means non- rhyming poems.

Haikus(NR). These have three lines. The 1st has 5 syllables, the 2nd 7 and the 3rd 5. Traditional haikus are about nature.

Limericks. These are poems where the 1st, 2nd, and 5th rhyme and the 3rd and 4th rhyme.

Concrete/shape poems. These are poems shaped like objects that also describe the object.

Acrostic poems(NR). These consist of a group of words that describe a word that is the beginning of each word. Or, the word that is made of the beginnings of the group of words that describe the main word. And that word is vertical.

Cinquains(NR). This is a group of 5 lines and 22 syllables. 1st, 2 syllables, 2nd 4 syllables, 3rd 6 syllables, 4th 8 syllables, 5th 2 syllables. The 1st line is a noun. The 2nd line describes the noun. The 3rd line is the action of the noun. The 4th line is the feelings of the noun or the feelings the noun brings. The 5th line is a synonym of the noun.

Sonnets(my favorite!). This is a type of poem with 14 lines which is split into 3 groups of 4 lines and 1 group of 2 lines. In each group of 4 lines the 1st and 3rd lines rhyme and the 2nd and 4th lines rhyme. The group of 2 lines both rhyme. They usually tell a story as they do when William Shakespeare wrote them.

So what do you think about poetry?

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Poetry is starting!

We watched a video and wrote down how it made us feel.  Then we wrote a poem.  I decided to write haikus.  Haikus are a type of poem with three lines.  The first has 5 syllables, the second 7, and the last 5.  I made three haikus.  Here they are!

A Sunny Field

Leaves fall everywhere

Cows eating fresh juicy grass

In a sunny field.

A Sunny Forest

Rollin ’round in leaves

Really happy sunny leaves

The forest is nice

A Funny Sunny Bunny

I really did see

A glowing sunny bunny

Then it ran and tripped

Just so you know, I like sunshine.  Do you like my poems?

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Genre Studies

Hello! Today I will tell you what I wrote at October break!

The Lettie War (fantasy)

“Yum!” said an ant and a tortoise together.  They were staring at a lettie, because once there were such things as letties, which were lettuces and cookies fused together.  Since there was only one lettie,  the tortoise decided to steal the lettie and squish the ant.  Then the tortoise ran away.

This, of course, was heard by the ants underground, and Leader Ant exclaimed to his people, “Destroy all tortoises!”

Meanwhile, the tortoises were talking in their underwater cave.  Suddenly Leader Tortoise yelled, “We know how unreasonable the ants can be.  They will try to kill us.  They will fail!”  Everybody cheered.

Ten years later, they were still fighting, nobody winning.  Both sides were getting a bit bored.  Now by this time, the lettie had split into lettuces and cookies.

“I have just the thing to push the ants back!” cried Chemist Tortoise.  Chemist Tortoise told General Tortoise, “Put this in their cookie dough!”  He handed General Tortoise a blue potion.

When everybody was having lunch at the ant camp, Nimble Tortoise was sneaking to the ant kitchen.  He hid behind tables and chairs.  When he got close enough to the cookie dough, and he was sure no one was there, he poured the potion into the dough mixture.

As he left, he accidentally dropped the empty bottle with a loud CRASH!  Chef Ant sighed and told Apprentice Ant, “Don’t drop anything again.  Now I have to clean it up.”  None of them would have ever suspected what really happened.

At lunch, the ants were eating cookies, when all of a sudden, the ants exploded!  For you see, Chemist Tortoise had put ground-up tnas in the cookies.  Tnas explode when they are eaten by ants (if you noticed, tna is just ant spelt backwards).

Fortunately for the ants, new eggs had been laid and in 3 days they hatched.  However, the tortoises had been expecting this and therefore expecting another attack from the new ants.

But the ants had a clever idea.  When the battle-horn sounded, nobody came to battle the tortoises.  All of a sudden, a giant cookie rolled down the hill and squished almost all of the tortoises!  This lowered Leader Tortoise’s ego.

Forty years later, the ants were still winning.  Leader Tortoise finally sighed, “I didn’t want to have to do this.  RELEASE THE LETTUCE BOMB!”  Needless to say, the giant lettuce bomb landed and killed all the ants and destroyed all their eggs.

The lettie war of the tortoises and the ants was finally over after 50 years.