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  1. Poetry “A poem may have as many different meanings as there are different minds.” ~~Walter de la Mare~~ Word Music

  2. Let’s hear some poetry... ~~Mother Goose~~

  3. Let’s hear some poetry... ~~A.A. Milne (also wrote Winnie the Pooh)~~

  4. Let’s hear some poetry...

  5. Let’s hear some poetry... • Muppets performing poetry • Robert Frost reading: • “Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening” • “The Road Not Taken” • Langston Hughes reading “Dream Keepers” and “Dreams” • Maya Angelou, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings”

  6. Poetry can be… serious or silly old or new rhyming or non-rhyming for adults or for kids or for both song lyrics imaginative reflective about love Let’s discover what poetry can be for YOU!

  7. Poetic Devices Top 10 Poetic Devices NEEDS TO BE PREVIEWED FIRST Simile and Metaphor

  8. Poetic Devices Alliteration: repeating initial consonant sounds (Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.) Assonance: repeating vowel sounds Consonance: repeating consonant sounds inside words Imagery: making you think with any of your five senses (smell, taste, sound, touch, sight) Metaphor: comparing two unlike things without using “like” or “as” Meter: a pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables Onomatopoeia: words that are sounds (buzz, tweet, pop, dribble) Personification: giving human qualities or characteristics to animals or objects. (My shoes are killing me.) Repetition: using words, phrases, lines, or stanzas more than once Rhyme: words that have similar sounds at the ends (bat, cat, mat, splat, habitat) Simile: comparing two unlike things using "like” or “as" Stanza: a grouping of two or more lines of a poem Symbol: something that means more than its literal, dictionary meaning (dove = peace) Adapted from and

  9. Types of Poetry • Acrostic • Alphabet • Ballad • Cinquain • Couplet • Haiku • Limerick • Lyric • Nonsense Verse • Ode • Sonnet Click on a type of poetry to learn more!

  10. Reading Poetry with your Book Club • Every day: • As a group, choose one poem to share at the end of Reading Workshop and tell why you chose it. • Was it your favorite? • Did it make you think? • Did your group see different meanings in it? • Was it an example of “word music?” • Did it show a poetic device? • Was it an example of a particular type of poem? • Final project: • In pairs, choose one poem and record yourself reading it using Audacity. Then, find photos online to illustrate your poem OR draw your own and photograph them. Finally, create a Photostory or iMovie of your poem, using audio, text of the poem, and photos.

  11. Poetry Resources (Select “Nursery Rhymes”) Types of Poetry: Huge collection in the BCS Media Center!!! Check out a book.