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Poetry: Rhymes, Rhythms, and Tricks. By: Kristina Graham. What is Poetry?. Definition : Poetry is piece of literature written by a poet in meter or verse expressing various emotions which are expressed by the use of variety of techniques including metaphors, similes and onomatopoeia. .

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what is poetry
What is Poetry?
  • Definition : Poetry is piece of literature written by a poet in meter or verse expressing various emotions which are expressed by the use of variety of techniques including metaphors, similes and onomatopoeia.
different examples of poetry
Different Examples of Poetry
  • Haiku
  • Abc
  • Subject
  • About me
  • Free Verse
  • Color
  • Acrostic
  • Etc.
what does rhyming mean
What does Rhyming Mean?
  • A rhyme is a repetition of similar sounds in two or more words and is most often used in poetry and songs.
  • The word "rhyme" can also refer to a short poem, such as a nursery Rhyming or haiku.
what about rhythm
What About Rhythm?
  • The arrangement of words used to create a flow in the poetry.
  • There are also multiple uses of rhythm, it can be used in music, poetry, literature and more.
tricks
Tricks!
  • One trick you can use is to think of things you love. This will help you brainstorm something you’d like to write about and can create a poem with.
  • It is important to realize the subject for the poem and how the words flow together
how do i rhyme
How do I rhyme?
  • Figure out a rhyme scheme for your poem. For example : You could rhyme every other line, or a pair of lines, it’s your choice.
  • Pick out the key words you want to rhyme with. It is usually easier to pick words at the end of lines.
  • Change the first letter of that word into a new letter, to try and find a word that rhymes. (ex: door – boor, coor, eoor, for, etc.)
  • 4. Use other multi-letter words you know. (ex: Orange, most people think nothing rhymes with this but you could say, “door hinge” and it has the same affect.”
what about those poems that don t rhyme
What about those poems that don’t rhyme?
  • These poems can sometimes be even more difficult than poems that do rhyme.
  • For these, it is all about the flow of the words, or the rhythm. This is important because you want your poem to all fit together in a way that is pleasing to the ear.
abc poems
ABC Poems
  • Definition: An ABC poem has a series of lines that together create a picture in your mind, or a certain feeling.
  • These lines are made up of any phrases or words, and go in alphabetical order.
  • Example:

A ll of the bears,

B ring all of their friends,

C ause they all have hairs

D own by their ends!

color poems
Color Poems
  • These poems are all about a specific color – they could be said to be the easiest poems there are, but sometimes you really have to think about them.
  • Ex: What Green means to me – Kristina Graham

Green to me,

Is the color of a tree,

Grass in summer,

or a brightly colored hummer.

acrostic poems
Acrostic Poems
  • An acrostic poem is when you write a poem by using another word as the starters for each line. This can be a number of different things, such as a name or favorite hobby, etc.
  • Example:
  • S – unsets and daisies
  • K – Kristina plays in the grass
  • Y – ellow sunshine, and warm breezes.
slide13

Those were just three examples of different types of poetry you can use to teach students.

  • All of which include the aspects of rhyming, rhythm and tricks to make them easier.
bibliography
Bibliography
  • http://www.types-of-poetry.org.uk/01-abc-poem.htm
  • http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&safe=active&biw=1278&bih=615&defl=en&q=define:rhyming&sa=X&ei=DrZqTYieDYTHgAfLsIjLCg&ved=0CBQQkAE
  • http://www.definitions.net/definition/rhythm
  • http://search.creativecommons.org/?q=Rythm
  • http://www.wikihow.com/Rhyme
  • Slides two, three, nine, and thirteen – Kristina Graham Photography