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Introduction to Poetry. Linguini’s Penguin School. Speech and Song. What is the difference between speech and song? Song has a rhythm and usually has strong meaning, but speech can be very monotonous . What is a poem?.

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    1. Introduction to Poetry Linguini’s Penguin School

    2. Speech and Song What is the difference between speech and song? • Song has a rhythm and usually has strong meaning, but speech can be very monotonous

    3. What is a poem? • A piece of writing that partakes of the nature of both speech and song, and that is usually rhythmical or metaphorical

    4. Do poems have to rhyme? • Absolutely not! Poems do not have to rhyme. A poem is a poem as long as it fits the criteria of the specific poem you are writing.

    5. What are some different kinds of poems? • Acrostic • Alphabet • Cinquain • Limerick

    6. Acrostic poems • An acrostic poem is a poem with words that continue a sentence: Linguini’s Penguin School

    7. Alphabet poems • An alphabet poem is one that tells a story like so: Apples are good, But they have some things that are not perks Crab apples are inedible

    8. Cinquain poems • Cinquains have 5 lines: Title-1 word Description-2 words Action- 3 words Feeling- 4 words Synonym for title-1 word

    9. Example of a cinquain Poppy Helpful, caring Loves to fish Likes helping people out Jerry

    10. Limericks • We will not be writing limericks, but here is an example: There once was a man from Perth who was born on the day of his birth. He was married, they say, on his wife’s wedding day, and died when he quitted the Earth.

    11. So now what? • Begin by writing a paragraph(5-7 sentences) about what a poem is. • Write your own poem, using the information from the presentation. Write one of the 3 poems: Acrostic, cinquain, or alphabet.