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Concrete Poetry. “Shaped Salmon” by Court Smith . Concrete Poetry. an artistic expression of written language . makes designs out of letters and words . Concrete Poetry. Even though the visual pattern (shape) can really catch our eye, it is the language itself that makes a poem poetic.

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Concrete poetry

Concrete Poetry

“Shaped Salmon” by Court Smith


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Concrete Poetry

an artistic expression of written language.

makes designs out of letters and words.


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Concrete Poetry

Even though the visual pattern (shape) can really catch our eye, it is the language itself that makes a poem poetic


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Concrete Poetry

“Breezes” by Court Smith


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Concrete Poetry

While writing concrete poetry, it is best to write the poem out, and then come up with the visual.


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Concrete Poetry

This poem is about the listing of the spotted owl to the endangered species list.


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Concrete Poetry

This poem is about the listing of the spotted owl to the endangered species list.

I say small sentry

Come rest mottled one

Shed your soft white natal down

Come rest with me

Save me from the onslaught of their seething, teething saws.

Douglas Firs


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Concrete Poetry

The meaning is so much more when you add the shape of the tree


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Concrete Poetry

The meaning is so much more when you add the shape of the tree


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Concrete Poetry

INSTRUCTIONS FOR

WRITING A CONCRETE POEM

Think of a subject

Write the poem

Make sure you have all of the needed elements

Form the poem into a shape