Literary Lemur Presents: Poetic Structure. Lines & Stanzas. Most poems are written in lines Those lines grouped together are called stanzas Stanzas are like poetic paragraphs. Free Verse Poem. A free verse poem does not use rhyme or patterns.
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When I find outwho tookthe last cooky
out of the jarand leftme a bunch of
stale old messycrumbs, I'mgoing to take
me a handful and crumbup someone's bed.
By Myra Cohn Livingston
Who wants my jellyfish?I’m not sellyfish!
By Ogden Nash
The lizard is a timid thingThat cannot dance or fly or sing;He hunts for bugs beneath the floorAnd longs to be a dinosaur.
By John Gardner
How thin and sharp is the moon tonight!
How thin and sharp and ghostly white
Is the slim curved crook of the moon tonight!
By Langston Hughes
Line 1 – Your topic (noun)
Line 2 – Two adjectives about
Line 3 – Three “ing” words about
Line 4 – Four nouns or short phrase linking topic (or topics)
Line 5 – Three “ing” words about
Line 6 – Two adjectives about
Line 7 – Your ending topic (noun)
Laughing, playing, doing,
Up in the east, down in the west –
Talking, resting, sleeping,
Hiding, lurking, stalking,
Vampires, mummies, werewolves and more –
Chasing, pouncing eating,
Little frog among
rain-shaken leaves, are you, too,
splashed with fresh, green paint?by Gaki