Limerick • Cinquain • Diamante • Haiku • Free Verse
Limerick There was an old man from Peru, who dreamed he was eating his shoe. He awoke in the night with a terrible fright, and found out that it was quite true.
Limerick Did you see/hear the rhyme pattern? Lines 1, 2, and 5 rhyme. Lines 3 and 4 may or may not rhyme.
Limerick • Remember that the rhythm is just as important in a limerick as the rhyme. Try completing this limerick. There once was a pauper named Meg Who accidentally broke her _______. She slipped on the ______. Not once, but thrice Take no pity on her, I __________.
Limerick • What else do you notice about limericks? They’re meant to be funny!
Cinquains • A cinquain is a five-line poem that describes a person, place, or thing.
Cinquains puppy ornery, naughty growling, jumping, chewing a playful bundle of trouble Boxer
Cinquains Title of Poem Author's Name _________________ _____________, ___________ _______________, ______________, _______________ ____________________________________________________ . __________________
Diamante • Diamond-shaped poems with 7 lines Winter Rainy, cold Skiing, skating, sledding Mountains, wind, breeze, ocean Swimming, surfing, scuba diving Sunny, hot Summer - What is the relationship between the first and last lines? -What is the "middle" of the poem, and how can you tell?
Diamante Partner Share: 30 seconds What is the purpose of a diamante? Answer: to compare!
Haiku • short poems that usually describe nature or a moment in time; they often contain a reference to a season of the year • often have a total of 17 syllables and usually have three lines 1.The first line has five syllables, 2.The second line has seven syllables, 3.The third line has five syllables.
Haiku Old pond A frog leaps in The sound of water. Line one sets the stage, Line two tells more about it. Line three is the heart.
Haiku The Rose The red blossom bends and drips its dew to the ground. Like a tear it falls. Count the syllables. How many are there? 17 How many lines are there? 3
Free Verse • Free to write whatever you’d like! • You choose the topic! • It is written without proper rules about form, rhyme, rhythm, meter, etc.
Free Verse Fog by Carl SandburgThe fog comeson little cat feet.It sits lookingover harbor and cityon silent haunchesand then moves on. -Does it rhyme? -Is there any pattern?