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Poem Project Overview. Mrs. Blake English III Honors. The types of poems I must do for the poem portfolio project. You MUST include : Haiku Definition / Catalog Ode Free Verse. . Haiku. Think 5-7-5 Five syllables the first line. Seven Syllable the second line.

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poem project overview

Poem Project Overview

Mrs. Blake

English III Honors

the types of poems i must do for the poem portfolio project
The types of poems I must do for the poem portfolio project.
  • You MUST include:
  • Haiku
  • Definition/Catalog
  • Ode
  • Free Verse.
  • Think 5-7-5
  • Five syllables the first line.
  • Seven Syllable the second line.
  • Five Syllables the third line.
  • Must be about nature.
haiku example
Haiku Example

Whitecaps on the bay:

A broken signboard banging

In the April wind.

definition catalogue poem
Definition/ Catalogue Poem
  • A catalog poem is the easiest poem to write. The poem is a list that is written, then organized so that it is in an artistic manner.
  • A catalog poem is a type of poem that arranges a person, place, thing, or idea. This poems are normally simple by nature
catalogue example
Catalogue Example
  • Make a basic list of everything you can think of about that topic. For example, if you are writing about a clock you might write:
  • White plain circle with numbers all aroundA black circle framing its faceAlways ticking and tockingLines circling aroundHangs on a wall to tell us the time
catalogue example1
Catalogue Example
  • A final poem about a clock might look like this:
  • Blank faceInching toward an unattainable goalChasing numbers that don't add upTick, tick, tickTock, tock, tockTiming the repetition of our lives
definition poem
Definition Poem
  • A definition poem takes a word or a concept and attempts to define it, provide perspective, redefine it, or create a definitive example of it.
example of definition poem
Example of Definition Poem


A hospital is a white shell on a beachBleached bare and lodged in the sandThe ocean washes over itIt sometimes buries itBut a hospital remains unmoved by thisWhatever changes could occur already haveAny color it might have had has washed awayOr been ground into the sandIt shines in the sun but people walk around itThey sense that they should not touch itThey should not pick it up and add it to their collectionThere is nothing wrong with a hospitalBut it is a shell no one wants to ownThey want to leave it

They want to walk away

  • Poetry odes started back with the Greek poet Pindar, who invented them. The word “ode” comes from the Greek word “oide” meaning “to sing or chant.” There are three types of odes and they are usually written about someone or something the poet admires or loves.
what odes consist of
What Odes consist of…
  • Quatrain Stanzas - Both the Pendaric and Horatian Odes used quatrain stanzas, which meant they had four lines.
  • Subjects - The subject of Pindaric Odes was usually a celebration of gods or events, whereas the Horatian Ode’s subject was more personal in nature.
  • Short Lines - The short fourth line was standard in the Pindaric style. In a Horatian Ode the third line was often short, followed by a full fourth line. 
ode example
Ode Example

Ode on a Grecian Urn

THOU still unravish'd bride of quietness,    

Thou foster-child of Silence and slow Time, 

Sylvan historian, who canst thus express   

 A flowery tale more sweetly than our rhyme: 

What leaf-fringed legend haunts about thy shape         5   Of deities or mortals, or of both,     

 In Tempe or the dales of Arcady?    

What men or gods are these?

What maidens loth?  What mad pursuit?

What struggle to escape?      

What pipes and timbrels?

What wild ecstasy?

free verse
Free Verse
  • Anything and everything can be the topic of a  free verse lyrical  poem.  The poem can tell a story, describe a person, animal, feeling or object.  They can serious, sad, funny or  educational.  What ever subject that appeals to the poet can end up in free verse.
The poet attempts to describe his/her subject with language that shows, not tells.   For example, instead of writing " We had so much fun today.", the poet would  write "They wore smiles all the way home."  The idea being that a grinning face is more descriptive of the fun they had. It also leaves a stronger impression with the reader.  Free verse poetry tries to capture images , convey meaning ,or emotions through the use of lyrical phrases that will get the poet's message across without a lot of telling.  Free verse poets use figurative language devices such as metaphors, similes, and personification to create these phrases.
free verse example
Free Verse Example

After the Sea-Ship by Walt Whitman 

After the Sea-Ship—after the whistling winds;

After the white-gray sails, taut to their spars and ropes,

Below, a myriad, myriad waves, hastening, lifting up their necks, 

Tending in ceaseless flow toward the track of the ship: 

Waves of the ocean, bubbling and gurgling, blithely prying,

Waves, undulating waves—liquid, uneven, emulous waves,

Toward that whirling current, laughing and buoyant, with curves, 

Where the great Vessel, sailing and tacking, displaced the surface;

poem length
Poem length
  • All of the following poems must be 12 lines or more below:
  • Definition/Catalog
  • Ode
  • Free Verse
  • Quatrain
  • Couplet
  • Elegy
  • Lyric

The other poems are formally written (Haiku) or your choice.

  • Here are the rules for writing a sonnet:
  • It must consist of 14 lines.
  • It must be written in iambic pentameter (duh-DUH-duh-DUH-duh-DUH-duh-DUH-duh-DUH).
  • It must be written in one of various standard rhyme schemes.
if you re writing the most familiar kind of sonnet the shakespearean the rhyme scheme is this
If you're writing the most familiar kind of sonnet, the Shakespearean, the rhyme scheme is this:






How to do a cinquian poem?

There are three different ways to create a cinquian poem. You pick one of the three ways for the project.

  • A cinquainpoem has five lines. The word comes from the French cinq, which means five.
  • The best-known form of cinquain poetry was created in the early 1900s by a poet named Adelaide Crapsey. These cinquains are similar to haiku in that the rules for writing them are based on syllables.
cinquain format
Cinquain Format
  • Cinquain poems have the following pattern:
  • Line 1 2 syllables
  • Line 2 4 syllables
  • Line 3 6 syllables
  • Line 4 8 syllables
  • Line 5 2 syllables
alternative cinquain
Alternative Cinquain
  • Line 1 1 word
  • Line 2 2 words
  • Line 3 3 words
  • Line 4 4 words
  • Line 5 1 word
another cinquain alternative
Another Cinquain Alternative

a one-word title, a noun

two adjectives

three - ing participles

a phrase

a synonym for your title, another noun

cinquain example
Cinquain Example


With faint dry sound,

Like steps of passing ghosts,

The leaves, frost-crisp'd, break from the trees

And fall.

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elegy poem
Elegy Poem

Honor one that is deceased or a by gone era.

Describe using alliteration, metaphors, similes, personification, and imagery (descriptive words- adjectives), etc.

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lyric poem
Lyric Poem
  • Do I really need to talk about this? 
  • Just look at the lyrics of any song.