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Creative Writing Poetry Slide 2 Persona Poem A structured 8-line poem, biographical in nature. title Name of author of poem first name/nickname of the person in the poem 4 adjectives which describe the person X of Y formula, about an important relationship to the person 3 things s/he loves 3 things that scare her/him 3 things s/he wants to see resident of...a place or time or concept last name of the person in the poem Slide 3 Persona Poem E dward Cullen By Edward Cullen Ed ward Immortal, lonely, loving, protective Son of Carlisle Vegetarianism, Bella, running through the forest Volturri, Bellas safety, Shapeshifters Bella grow old, blush of Bellas face, Esmes Island Resident of Forks, Washington Cullen Slide 4 Persona Poem K atniss Everdeen B y Katniss Everdeen K atniss Humble, resourceful, protective, hunter Sister of Prim Gale, her family, Peeta The Games, The Capitol, President Snow Home, her father, the woods Resident of District 12 Everdeen Slide 5 Up and Down Poems Description for Up and Down Poems: Structured poems using a word or phrase in a top-to-bottom ("up and down") direction. Works well as follow up for a class event, activity, topic or related reading. Slide 6 Up and Down Poems Horrible stuff, cOmpletely disgusting, in fact! Makes mE Want to gO and find a "Real job"... Nah, I don't thinK so!! Slide 7 Up and Down Poems Directions .. Choose a word or phrase as the topic for the poem. Students then brainstorm related words Consider adjectives, adverbs, feeling words, power words, etc. Write the word DOWN the middle of the page one letter per line Fit words and phrases around the letters, using the brainstorm list to help. The idea is that each letter from the key word becomes incorporated into the word or phrase going across. Hint: Write the key word in all caps, big, or even in color, so letters stand out and the key word can is easy to read. Slide 8 Up and Down Poems Why Eat In Great Heaping Tons Slide 9 a bstract pe r sonal crea t ions Slide 10 Stress Overload something that overpowers the mind taking ove r the body at the worst imaginabl e time, forcing deci s ions to be made wrong, or s ometimes to late. Slide 11 Phone Poem T opic/Title: F irst digit of phone number ______ Second ______ Third ______ Fourth ______ Fifth _____ Sixth _____ Seventh _____ Slide 12 Phone Poem Directions: Some poetry forms invite the writer to come up with a specific number of syllables for each line of a poem. Use your phone number to help you select which words you will include in the seven lines of your instant poem by matching the number of syllables with your phone number. Start by writing your phone number vertically. Then use that number as your guide to precisely how many syllables can go on that line of your poem. Slide 13 Guilty Pleasures 5 I bite into the 5 peppermint patty. 5 The taste floods my mouth. 1 Not 2 guilty. 1 No 2 regrets. Slide 14 The Grinch 6 I cannot believe it. 7 Holiday break comes fast now. 5 No decorations. 1 No 1 warmth. 5 The spirit is gone. 5 Claus should just fly by. Slide 15 If (or What If) Poem This form of poetry asks you to consider possibilities. Begin with the word If... or the words What If... and let your imagination flow. Write at least 30 lines. Include a rhyme scheme if youd like. Slide 16 If (or What If) Poem If I were invisible, Id explore every secret place on Earth. If I were blind, Id spend more time listening. If I were rich, Id buy something special for every person. What if time suddenly ceased to pass? What if the worlds leaders werent so arrogant? What if zoos displayed different types of people? What if I won the lottery? Slide 17 Limerick A humorous poem with 5 lines using the end rhyme scheme... aabba. Limerick Template B I once met a ______________from _________. Every day s/he _________________________. But whenever s/he ______________________. The _________________________________. That strange ____________ from __________. Slide 18 Limerick A Cold Woman By Paul McCann Th ere once was a woman of ice. She never knew how to be nice. She spent all of her life, on the edge of a knife, cutting herself off from advice. Slide 19 Limerick Fashion Can't believe its true, must be a ruse. It seems kids these days actually choose. It's a very strange fad to dress up just like Dad. Bell-bottom pants and big clunky shoes. Slide 20 Limerick Across the top of a blank sheet of paper, write 5-6 places you have lived or visited.... neighborhoods, cities, states, countries, addresses Choose the 2 places that are easiest to rhyme Help each other "brainstorm" rhyming words Write in columns underneath the place names. This can be done using only the last syllable of the nameExample: Beijing: bring, fling, king, Ming, opening, ring, sing, sling, sting, thing... Slide 21 There was a young lady of Niger Who smiled as she rode on a tiger. They returned from the ride With the lady inside And the smile on the face of the tiger. Wh en I was hunting for deer I heard it with my own ear So I looked around But because of the sound It ran off fast in fear Slide 22 Limerick Template A There was a young lady named Bright, Who traveled much faster than light. She started one day In the relative way, And returned on the previous night. The re once was a dog named Jack He was kind of very fat When I wanted to play All he did was bark and lay Until his owners came back his way Slide 23 Limerick Skinny There was a young lady of Lynn Who was so uncommonly thin That when she essayed To drink lemonade She slipped through the straw and fell in. Grandma Limerick Grandma, with plastic on the recliner, seems to be just getting blinder. Though as mean as a witch, she fell deep in a ditch. And now no one can seem to find her. A Boy Named Matt There once was a boy named Matt Who captured my heart like that He was so kind And such a find I had to have him stat. Slide 24 There once was a boy named Pete Who went on a diet of meat. He missed his Life-Savers And all their good flavors. If only the meat had been sweet! While dancing upon my toes is when my happiness shows. I twirl and I bound to the classical sound as I imagine my audience in rows. Limerick Slide 25 Free Verse This type of poetry is free of rhyme and regular rhythm (meter). It may appear in several stanzas or in a single long one. Be sure to include examples of figurative language, imagery, allusions, metaphors or similes, and repetition. Free verse poetry attempts to capture the normal rhythms of ordinary speech. Attempt to write at least 30 lines. Choose a topic that interests you or one for which you hold strong feelings. Slide 26 I love your voice, your soft brown hair. I love your eyes and love your stare. I love your laugh, your cocky smirk, your stupid jokes. You precious jerk, you know I do. I want my hands all through your hair each treasured strand. Im wrapped around your finger still. Am I yet yours? Your love does kill the things I hold so close to me and yet youre the best jerk I see. Jerk by Christina Slide 27 Free Verse-How to start Choose your subject and write about it. Get it all out. Stay deep and true to the rhythm of the poetic movement rolling through you, but get everything about the subject down on paper. Check your rough poem to see if anything is missing. If you need to add a line, or even a stanza, do so. If you want to include a metaphor, simile, or turn of phrase, add it. Read the rough poem aloud. Check the sequence of lines and make sure that one flows into the other. Move through your poem and make sure youve selected the words that give proper accent and cadence to the overall poem. punctuate the poem like you 'd like it to read. Commas, periods, and semi-colons for pauses. Read the poem aloud until it flows and you feel it inside. Thats a sure sign of a well-completed piece of free verse. Slide 28 Winter Poem by Nikki Giovanni on ce a snowflake fell on my brow and i loved it so much and i kissed it and it was happy and called its cousins and brothers and a web of snow engulfed me then i reached to love them all and i squeezed them and they became a spring rain and i stood perfectly still and was a flower Slide 29 We existed In turquoise sighs and cerulean whispers. Your arms, snug and forgiving, Sent azure pulsing down my spine. In your room, Navy shadows poured down the walls. We were bathed in sapphire. Our skin glowed ghostly in the pale moonlight, And we expelled breaths tinted with teal. We were sublime. Blue was your favorite color, you always said. It showed. I could feel it in your bones. Cobalt blood thrummed through your veins, Sparks of indigo flickered in your eyes. You were blue. One day, you blurted out orange. It tumbled from between your teeth And forced the cyan from your walls. In our sanctuary, The tangerine words were profane. All wrong. Your mouth dripped mango, Your heartbeat thudded orange, And the look in your eyes Was sharp with rust. I saw the orange kisses on your cheeks, The orange fingerprints on your collar. The blue was gone. Discrepancy Slide 30 Make Believe We were doomed from the beginning, Blinded from the start, But nothing can be done To fool a happy heart. With each smile and giggle, Every embrace and every kiss, We were shooting toward a happy ending, And we missed. Cinderella lost her slipper And it was never found. Prince Charming came too late, Now no ones sleeping sound. Pillows are soaking wet, Hopes are all lost. No more dancing in the clouds. Dreams have all been tossed. The fairy-tale warmth has left us As winters setting in. The storybook reads the end, But where should we begin? Now your heart strives to be broken, And you long for lonely nights This time our ship is sinking Were going down without a fight. Slide 31 Football Football is an awesome game, I love the adrenaline rush you get from playing and the excitement from creating a big play and that you can hit someone as hard as you can and get