Poetry Portfolio 2012. Haiku, Tanka, Cinquain, and Diamante. Haiku Poetry. Haiku poetry is one of the most traditional Japanese poetry. Haiku poems attempt to describe an everyday activity in a new way. Haiku poetry themes usually deal with nature, weather, animals, and the seasons.
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Poetry Portfolio2012 Haiku, Tanka, Cinquain, and Diamante
Haiku Poetry • Haiku poetry is one of the most traditional Japanese poetry. • Haiku poems attempt to describe an everyday activity in a new way. • Haiku poetry themes usually deal with nature, weather, animals, and the seasons. • The poems focus on one simple thing.
Haiku Poetry Haiku poems have only three lines and seventeen syllables. The poems follow the pattern below. Line #1 5 syllables Line #2 7 syllables Line #3 5 syllables
Haiku Poem Example Flowers are blooming Rainbow colors paint the ground Red, yellow, and blue
Haiku Poem Example “What am I” Green speckled legs Hop on logs and lily pads Splash in cool water
Haiku Poem Example “What am I” In a pouch I grow On a southern continent Strange creatures I know
Haiku Poem Example Spider in a web Patiently waits to be fed One more fly now dead
Tanka Poems • Tanka is Japanese for “short poem” or “short song”. • Tanka poems are similar to Haiku, but they have more syllables than Haiku. Also, they are older. They’ve been around for over 1200 years. • Tanka poems are usually written about nature, seasons, love, sadness, and other strong emotions. Similes, metaphors, and personification are used in these poems.
Tanka Poems Tanka poems have five lines and follow the pattern below. • Line #1 5 syllables • Line #2 7 syllables • Line #3 5 syllables • Line #4 7 syllables • Line #5 7 syllables
Tanka Poem Example Beautiful Mountains Rivers with cold, cold water White cold snow on rocks Trees over the place with frost White sparkly snow everywhere
Tanka Poem Example I miss all my friends From the school before this one I must start over Like these trees, Grandma says Making new leaves each year
Tanka Poem Example Late to class again My new sneakers squeak loudly On the wooden floor The P.E. teacher looks up I’ve nowhere to hide
Tanka Poem Example I don’t like my Dad’s New lady lover – “just friend” My sister agrees We don’t dare tell our Mom This secret stays between us
Cinquain Poems • Cinquain poems were created in the early 1900’s by Adelaide Crapsey. • She based her form of Cinquain on Haiku poems. • Cinquain poems have five lines dedicated to one subject. • Cinquain poems follow a strict pattern.
Cinquain Poems Cinquain poems follow the pattern below. Line #1 1 Noun Line #2 2 Adjectives (words that describe) Line #3 3 Participle Verbs (action words that end in ING) Line #4 4 word phrase (make a judgment about the noun) Line #5 1 Synonym of the noun (a word that means the same thing as the noun)
Cinquain Poem Example Caterpillar Relentless, ravenous Constructing, evolving, emerging Wondrous gift of nature Butterfly
Cinquain Poem Example Country Powerful, prideful Obeying, unmoving, bleeding A land artfully deceived America
Cinquain Poem Example Woman Dedicated, devoted Giving, loving, nurturing Creator of new life Mother
Diamante Poems • Diamante poems have seven lines and are shaped like a diamond. • Diamante poems compare and contrast two subjects. • Diamante poems can be created using synonyms on the same subject. • Diamante poems follow a strict pattern.
Diamante Poems Synonym Diamante Poem Line #1 1 Noun Line #2 2 Adjectives (describing line #1) Line #3 3 Verbs (ending in “ing” or “ed”) Line #4 4 Nouns that relate to line #1 Line #5 3 Verbs (ending in “ing” or “ed”) Line #6 2 Adjectives (describing line #7) Line #7 1 Noun (synonym for line #1)
Diamante Poem Example (synonym) Monsters Creepy, Sinister Hiding, Lurking, Stalking Vampires, Werewolves, Mummies, Zombies Chasing, Pouncing, Eating Hungry, Scary Creatures
Diamante Poems Antonym Diamante Poems Line #1 1 Noun (opposite of line #7) Line #2 2 Adjectives (describing line #1) Line #3 3 Verbs (ending in “ing” or “ed” for line #1) Line #4 4 Adj. (2 describing L #1; 2 describing L #7) Line #5 3 Verbs (ending in “ing” or “ed” for line #7) Line #6 2 Adjectives (describing line #7) Line #7 1 Noun (opposite of line #1)
Diamante Poem Example (antonym) Day Bright, Sunny Laughing, Playing, Doing Up in the East, Down in the West Talking, Resting, Sleeping Quiet, Dark Night
Acrostic Poems • In these poems, the theme or subject is written vertically (up and down). • The first letter, syllable, or word of each line spells out a word or message that relates to the subject. • These poems are often used to help with memorizing information. • When they are used for information, they are called mneumonic devices.
Mneumonic Acrostic Poem My Mercury Very Venus Excellent Earth Mother Mars Just Jupiter Served Saturn Us Uranus Nachos Neptune This acrostic helps with remembering the planets in order.
Mneumonic Acrostic Poem Please Parenthesis Excuse Exponents My Multiply Dear Divide Aunt Add Sally Subtract These acrostic helps to remember the order of operations in math.
Acrostic Poem Example Dedicated students and teachers Interested in achieving and succeeding Scholars, athletes, friends, neighbors Come together everyday to make Our school and city great Vivacious, bold, and daring leadership Every person on campus is capable of Respect for different ideas, opinions, and people Young minds being prepared for great things!
Acrostic Poem Example Q quite an interesting gal U usually eager to make a new pal A always willing to learn something new Y yearning to discover new things to do N never wanting to cause confusion or unrest T typically striving to be the very best E easy to get along with; easy to please E eager to help anyone with a need C careful, calm, cool and calculating E epitome of thoughtfulness; constantly thinking…
Acrostic Poem Example Garbage Grounds (coffee)Apple (core)Rinds (watermelon)Banana (peel)Anchovies (from a pizza I wouldn't eat)Grapes (too ripe to eat)Emptying the stinking bag (my job)