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Nature’s Classroom Poetry Unit. Couplet. A poem that consists of two pairs of lines. It can rhyme, but does not have to. Mrs. Mears asked the girls for some advice to see how the boys would think twice. Haiku. A Japanese poem with three lines, each beginning with a capital letter.

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couplet
Couplet
  • A poem that consists of two pairs of lines. It can rhyme, but does not have to.
  • Mrs. Mears asked the girls for some advice

to see how the boys would think twice.

haiku
Haiku
  • A Japanese poem with three lines, each beginning with a capital letter.
  • Lines 1 and 3 have 5 syllables
  • Line 2 has 7 syllables
  • Haiku is usually about nature and does not rhyme.
example of a haiku
Example of a Haiku

“Winter”

A winter’s day is

Bleak, blustery, and barren.

The earth awaits spring.

haiku cont
Haiku Cont.

Two footprints, white sand

We laughed here so long ago-

The sun falls alone.

double haiku
Double Haiku

I hear crackling

Crunch, of today’s new found day

And know it won’t last.

So I will leave it

At bay; and hope for the best

This bitter new day.

haiku cont1
Haiku Cont.

Silence around us

Our watchful eyes hear the world

Hands do the talking.

what is a tanka
What is a Tanka?

A Japanese poem that dates back to the 5th century.

It follows the following pattern

Line 1- 5 syllables

Line 2- 7 syllables

Line 3- 5 syllables

Line 4- 7 syllables

Line 5- 7 syllables

tanka poem
Tanka Poem

Thunderclouds building

Gathering strength as they grow

Releasing themselves

Pouring life-giving torrents

Cleansing the world in shower  

example of a tanka
Example of a Tanka

Light, airy snowflakes

Fall frostily on your nose

Fascinating fun

Frolicking in dainty flakes

Gathering crystals gala!     

acrostic
Acrostic
  • A poem or series of lines in which the first letters in each line spells out the title.

“ Snow”

Soft, silent,

Nice, noiseless

Ornamentation on the

Winter Wonderland

diamente a diamond shaped poem with the following format
DiamenteA diamond shaped poem with the following format:

“Desert” 1 word= subject noun

Hot, Sandy 2 words= adjectives

Blowing, Burning, Blustering 3 words= ‘ing’ words

Mirages, Oasis, Vines, Humidity 4 words= 1st 2 about subject, 2nd 2 about opposite sub

Raining, Sweltering, Unnerving 3 words= ‘ing’ words opposite subject

Damp, Sultry 2 words= adjective (describe opposite subject)

Jungle 1 word= opposite of subject noun

cinquain
Cinquain
  • 5 line poem with the following format:

“Camels” 1 word, can be title

Humped creatures 2 words describing the title

Rudging through the sand 3 image words describing action

Watchful, wary, and desert-wise 4 words indicating a feeling

Dromedaries synonym for the title

descriptive block poem
Descriptive Block Poem
  • Block poems filled with descriptive adjectives that begin with the same letter or sound.

Bug

Black Bug

Blundering Black Bug

Bold Blundering Black Bug

Beautiful Bold Blundering Black Bug