Poetry Characteristics Rhyme Scheme Stanza Repetition. Standards. Demonstrate the ability to identify elements of poetry such as rhyme scheme , refrain , and stanza . Demonstrate the ability to draw conclusions and make inferences. Demonstrate the ability to identify the
Poetry CharacteristicsRhyme SchemeStanzaRepetition
Demonstrate the ability to identify elements of poetry such as rhyme scheme, refrain, and stanza.
Demonstrate the ability to draw conclusions and make inferences.
Demonstrate the ability to identify the
author’s purpose in a variety of texts.
Demonstrate the ability to write and
publish in a variety of formats.
Let’s look at the poem and see how the lines in the poem go together like sentences of a paragraph “go together”.
Two little caterpillars had a race
Down the middle of a long dirt trail.
One was as fast as molasses.
The other was as quick as a snail.
They started out in early morning—
Moved a quarter inch by noon.
By the time they’d gotten twenty feet
They’d turned into cocoons.
How many stanzas do you see?
Class Dismissed(sing to the tune of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic")
We have broken all the blackboardsso the teachers cannot write.We have painted all the toilets blackand all the lockers white.
We have torn up all the math booksand we've locked the school's front door.There won't be school no more.
Glory, glory hallelujah!School is closed now, what's it to ya?There won't be no more homeworkand there won't be no more tests.There won't be school no more.
Click to find links to find poems with definite rhyme schemes. As you read, make note of the number of stanzas as well.
Use your comprehension strategies as you read.
Inside the house (I get ready)Inside the car (I go to school)Inside the school(I wait for the bell to ring)
Under the clouds,Under the trees, Under the sea,I can fall asleep,and dream ofmoving cloudsand swaying trees,and waves moving,in the sea.
RepetitionRepetition is when you have a word and use it more than once.Examples:RepetitionI see fish.Inside the wavesI hear a splash.Inside the waterI felt a fish.It seems so big,as big as a whale.It has to be,But then I see,It's a tuna fish. By Rachel
I love you I love youI love you so well,If I had a skunkI would give you a smell.If I were a dogI would give you a bite.If I were a witchI would give you a fright.
If I were a bathtubI'd give you a splash.If I were a fungusI'd give you a rash.I love you so muchthat I won't tell a lie:I promise we'll marrythe day that I die.
There are many ways to use repetition in a poem:
1. Choose one word (e.g. nose, which can also be knows or nose) and use it at least ten times. It's good to use a word that sounds the same but is spelled differently and has different meanings.2. Repeat the same word or words at the beginning of each line. E.g. Someday I will, Can you hear, You will be, When I am - these are simple ones.3. Write a line that can act as a refrain, then use it three or four times throughout the poem
Time is peculiar
And hardly exact
Though minutes are minutes
You’ll find for a fact
(As the older you get
And the bigger you grow)
That time can
Or plod… plod….slow.
Waiting for dinner when you’re hungry?
Down with the sniffles in your bed?
Notice how an hour crawls along and crawls along
Like a snail with his house upon his head.
But when you are starting
A game in the park,
And suddenly it’s dark.
And hours like seconds
Rush blurringly by,
Like a plane in the sky.
The earth is warm, the sun’s ablaze,
it is a time of carefree days;
and bees abuzz that chance to pass
may see me snoozing on the grass
The leaves are yellow, red, and brown,
a shower sprinkles softly down;
the air is fragrant, crisp, and cool,
and once again I’m stuck in school.
The birds are gone, the world is white,
the winds are wild, they chill and bite;
the ground is thick with slush and sleet,
and I can barely feel my feet.
The fields are rich with daffodils,
a coat of clover cloaks the hills,
and I must dance, and I must sing
to see the beauty of the spring.