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  • Poem Response ChoicesWhat is a Found Poem, a Blackout Poem, a Free Verse Poem, and an Acrostic Poem?

  • Poetic Form - The Found PoemA found poem uses language discovered in a non-poetic context and turns it into poetry.

    Found poems take existing texts and refashion them, reorder them, and present them as poems.

    The literary equivalent of a collage, found poetry is often made from newspaper articles, street signs, graffiti, speeches, letters, or even other poems.

  • What are Blackout Poems? A type of Found Poetry

  • How can I create a FOUND poem?Choose text directly from either a literary work or another genre. Create a poem from the text. For example, the death scene in Romeo and Juliet could be condensed to something like:

    A perfect plot, Not perfectly executed, Fooled the lovesick Romeo, Poison to ease his pain, Caused hers. No gain. A Tale of Woe.

  • Free Verse PoetryFree verse is one of the simplest, and yet most difficult, type of poetry to write.

    While it doesnt constrict the poet with rules about form, it requires him or her to work hard at creating a piece that is beautiful and meaningful without any specific guidelines about rhyme and meter.

  • Free Verse PoetryCarefully chosen words can help you create a poem that sounds like the situation, emotion, or object you are trying to portray.

    For instance, short words with sharp consonants cause the reader to stop-and- go in a choppy cadence: Cut, bash, stop, kick, lick, bite, punch, jump, stick.

  • Free Verse Example:

    Thrill Ride

    Up. Up. Click, click. Wind blows sharp in my ears. My heart jumps. Skips. Its up. Its up higher.Its up, up the highest. Hands grasp at the clouds.Then a forever pause. Still. Waiting.Finally. Whoosh! Steep drop down, down, down.

  • Acrostic Poetry

  • Blackout Poetry Credit to:Austin Kleon 2/6/2009http://www.slideshare.net/austinkleon/novel-blackout-poems