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A haiku is an unrhymed 17 syllable poem of Japanese origin. The structure is: line 1 - 5 syllables line 2 - 7 syllables line 3 - 5 syllables It should be about something in nature.
What to write about?Haiku-poems can describe almost anything, but you seldom find themes which are too complicated for normal PEOPLE's recognition and understanding. Some of the most thrilling Haiku-poems describe daily situations in a way that gives the reader a brand new experience of a well-known situation.
Let’s give one a go! First… what is our topic?
Now that you have an understanding of what a haiku is, I want you to create one of your own. Remember… • Before you start, decide on a topic. • The structure of a haiku is: line 1 - 5 syllables line 2 - 7 syllables line 3 - 5 syllables
Looking at Limericks Limericks are humorous verses which are made up of five lines.
There was an old man of Khartoum Who kept a tame sheep in his room, “To remind me,” he said, “Of someone who’s dead, But I never can recollect whom.” There was a young lady of Ryde, Who ate some green apples and died. The apples fermented Inside the lamented, And made cider inside her inside.
There was an old man of Madrid Who ate 65 eggs - yes, he did! When they asked, “Are you faint?” He replied, “No, I aint - But I don’t feel as well as I did!” There was once a man of Bengal Who was asked to a fancy dress ball; He said, “Will I risk it And go as a biscuit” But a dog ate him up in the hall.
Can you finish these limericks? A rocket inventor named Bright Once travelled much faster than ? He started one day In the relative way And returned on the previous? light night
Cloze activity: There was an old man from Moree Who wanted to ____________________ He_______________________________ _________________________________ _________________________________