Writing Lab. Forms of Poetry. A limerick is a fun poem that has five lines. Lines one, two and five have three strong downbeats, and the ends rhyme. Lines three and four have two strong downbeats and the ends rhyme. There once was a boy named O’Toole Who didn’t act smart when at school.
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Forms of Poetry
There once was a boy named O’Toole
Who didn’t act smart when at school.
He tried to read books
But got dirty looks
And he grew up to be quite a fool.
Anna Maria from France
Hated to sing and to dance
But she boogied one day
What an awful display
When her neighbor set fire to her pants!
My friend plays guitar,
He played a gig in a bar.
He did quite bad,
He got so sad
And now he lives in his car.
I root for a team named Philly,
Who made the Dodgers look silly.
They have bigger guns
Which score more runs
And the Dodgers wilted like lilies.
“The greater part of untested men appeared quiet and absorbed. They were going to look at the war, the red animal- the blood-swollen god.”
The Red Badge of Courage-
My family is a medicine chest: Dad is the super-sized band aid, strong and powerful but not always effective in a crisis.Mom is the middle-sized tweezers,which picks and pokes and pinches.David is the single small aspirin on the third shelf,sometimes ignored.Muffin, the sheep dog, is a round cotton ball, stained and dirty, that pops off the shelf and bounces in my way as I open the door.And I am the gauze which hold us all together with my love.
Write a poem about your writing lab family describing them using metaphors. Your poem should be an extended metaphor.
My writing lab family is a (your metaphor)
I am (metaphor)
Note: You may also use your family if you choose.