Poetry booklet

Poetry booklet

Year 7 English POETRY BOOKLET COMPARISON POETRY: SIMILE Simile: A figure of speech in which one thing is compared to another. Uses the words like or as

E.g. He was driving like a bat out of hell. SIMILE MATCH Leech Rake Bone Sheet Dog

Swan The ballerina moves like a graceful The river bed was a dry as a . After seeing the accident she was

a white as a Her frightened friend clung to her like a The jogger was a thin as a . During the party he was a sick as a . SIMILE MATCH

Snail Cucumbe r Peacock Wind Pancake Diamonds

The principals eyes gleamed like . During the argument she remained as cool as a Desert country is often as flat as a In her new clothes she was as proud as a The old bus was as slow as a The sprinter ran like the SIMILES: BLUEBACK EXAMPLES

every pane of glass looked like a little fire. p2 clinging to his skin like pearls. p3 round and silver like shiny hubcaps. p4 the sun melting like butter on white dunes.

p66 THE BOXER The great iron figure crouches, Scabs like flowers on his knees, And his chest like a mountain And his legs as thick as trees. He spits blood like a cherub In a fountain spouting foam. Ringed around by swinging ropes And punters going home. Broken-knuckled, shiny-eyed, Battered, bruised and wet With droplets like cold rubies, And laced with bitter sweat. He crouches in a corner

In his pool of sparking red And dreads the jeers which soon will fall Like blows upon his head. Emma Payne SIMILE: BUSHFIRE Roaring like a lion Racing like a cheetah Hot as the sun Crackling and blazing

Bushfire Alison Reldas SIMILE From Blueback Above them, on the rippling shiny surface, the boat hung like a kite WRITING YOUR OWN SIMILE POEMS TIGER By Alison Reldas BUSH RABBITS

By Alison Reldas Quiet as a sea breeze Striped like a crossing Swift as an express train Lying in ambush Tiger. Ears like radars Claws like knives Stealthy as thieves Searching, eating, scratching Bush rabbits.

WRITING YOUR OWN SIMILE POEMS Formula Poems Title (the subject of the poem) Three similes about the subject A statement about the subject The title repeated METAPHOR

A comparison technique where one thing is said to be something else. Assists understanding by creating an image. It often appeals to the reader on a personal level as it relates to the readers own experiences. METAPHOR The wind was a torrent of darkness

among the gusty trees, The moon was a ghostly galleon tossed upon cloudy seas, The road was a ribbon of moonlight over the purple moor. Alfred Noyes EXTENDED METAPHOR A metaphor that continues for several lines. Sometimes a

whole poem can be a single metaphor The Crimson Serpent Fire: a serpent, hissing and crackling Now pacified, now demanding Climbing and swirling through countless grotesque forms Hungrily eying the next morsel of food in its path to self-destruction. Fire now secluded, now rampant through the charred ruins of its meal Now friendly and warm, the next moment fierce and hot Desperately trying to escape an

inescapable fate A crimson serpent with an insatiable appetite, Doomed to death through its own greediness. EXTENDED METAPHOR The Sea The sea is a hungry dog. Giant and grey. He rolls on the beach all day. With his clashing teeth and shaggy jaws. Hour upon hour he gnaws The rumbling, tumbling stones. And Bones, bones, bones, bones! The giant sea-dog moans,

Licking his greasy paws. And when the night wind roars And the moon rocks in the stormy cloud, He bounds to his feet and snuffs and sniffs, Shaking his wet sides over the cliffs, And howls and hollows long and loud. But on quiet days in May or June, When even the grasses on the dune Play no more their reedy tune, With his head between his paws He lies on the sandy shores, So quiet, so quiet, he scarcely snore. James Reeves PERSONIFICATION

PERSONIFICATION PERSONIFICATION PERSONIFICATION Human characters are given to nonhuman things. It is used to help make an image more vivid by having the audience associate human characteristics with it. PERSONIFICATION

The wind shouted through the trees. The old windmill moaned. The leaves danced in the breeze. PERSONIFICATION


The school bus rattled along the Longboat Bay road, spitting gravel and raising dust Out at Robbers Head the sea heaved itself at the cliffs. High above him the wind groused in the crowns of the karris. Surf hammered the shore and chewed it away. ONOMATOPOEIA On o mat uh pee u Words that imitate sounds Makes the writing sound interesting or dramatic. ONOMATOPOEIA

... A huge blue shadow twitched and quivered. p.7 CHAPTER ONE: BLUEBACK

Purred Skimmed Cold rush Cut the motor Phhht! Whooshed Swirled Glowed Terrible rush Spit Darted

panting ONOMATOPOEIA From Blueback Abel saw the flash of his mothers screwdriver.

She prised the abalone off the rock His mother came gliding up another rush from the lurking shadow. They skimmed back toward the jetty his mother clanking around in the shed. trees jangled with bells ONOMATOPOEIA

From Blueback a little puff of sediment Her snorkle wooshed beside him The muscle twitched in its shell. The school bus rattled along The old fish scooted in circles His fins vibrated. ONOMATOPOEIA: EXAMPLE Crack an Egg Crack an egg. Stir the butter. Break the yolk. Make it flutter. Stoke the heat.

Hear it sizzle. Shake the salt, just a drizzle. Flip it over, just like that. Press it down. Squeeze it flat. Pop the toast. Spread jam thin. Say the word. Breakfast's in . by Denise Rodgers ONOMATOPOEIA: EXAMPLE

Laundrette Wishy, washy, theres my shirt Swirling, squirming round my vest. Splashy, dashy, two red socks, In a sandwich with the rest. A football scarf, a bright-red hat A pillow-slip, blue jeans a sheet. Oh, my goodness, what was that? A hand, a face, a pair of feet Someone swirling round quite bare How did Granny get in there? Gareth Owen ALLITERATION

The repetition of the same consonant, especially at the beginning of words. The Snake He sipped with his straight mouth, Softly drank through his straight gums, into his slack long body, Silently. D.H.Lawrence

ALLITERATION From Blueback In a seam along the smooth granite rock, the shellfish grew round and silver like shiny hubcaps. It had fins like ping pong paddles. The mosaic of its scales shone in the morning sun. ALLITERATION

.. witches .. .. sausages spiders .. holidays . mothers footballers .. . hamburgers teachers . bananas .. Students . fish .. groper ASSONANCE

The repetition of similar vowel sounds close together to create a musical effect. The Lotus Eaters And in the stream the long leaved flowers weep, And in the craggy ledge the poppy hangs in sleep. Alfred Lord Tennyson

FREE VERSE: DEFINITION Free verse is just what it says it is - poetry that is written without proper rules about form, rhyme, rhythm, etc. FREE VERSE: DEFINITION In free verse the writer makes his/her own rules. The writer decides how the poem should look, feel, and sound.

FREE VERSE: EXAMPLE Winter Poem Nikki Giovanni once 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

FREE VERSE: EXAMPLE I May Be Dreaming, But Wouldn't It Be Great If... I were a genius who could get straight As in school without having to do any homework. My parents let me eat dessert first and then anything else wanted. My little sister moved to an island off the coast of Madagascar and I never heard from her again, except on my birthdays, when she'd send me a card with money in it. Instead of making me go to Sunday school, my parents would take me and my girlfriend to the amusement park, where I could practice the Golden Rule on the roller coaster by holding her hand whenever she got scared. FREE VERSE: EXAMPLE

Sleepy Thoughts on a Cold Winter Night I'm cold. I pull my blanket over my head. That's better. I find a comfortable position and start breathing slowly. I wonder what it would be like to be a bear and sleep all winter. I guess you'd have to have a pretty big last supper, or you'd have to wake up in January to find something to eat. I wonder what it would be like to be a fish and sleep at the bottom of a lake. I guess you'd have to have gills, or you'd have to come up to the surface every ten seconds or so to get a breath of air.

FREE VERSE: ACTIVITY Write a paragraph describing yourself. Break the sentences up into phrases Add words to the phrases for more depth Re-arrange the phrases Play around with the words until you are happy with the final look of the poem Publish this.

FREE VERSE: ACTIVITY Mrs. Alexander is undoubtedly THE most amazing and fantastic teacher in the world. Not only is she a highly talented educator, but is also extremely good looking and one of the nicest people you would ever wish to meet. She also has an extremely over-inflated opinion of herself. FREE VERSE: ACTIVITY

Mrs. Alexander amazing and fantastic teacher highly talented educator extremely good looking nicest people you would ever wish to meet unfortunately over-inflated opinion of herself

CINQUAIN An unrhymed poem consisting of 5 formatted lines. Written to a formula. CINQUAIN Cinquains do not have titles. However,

the first line serves as the announced topic. CINQUAIN: FORMAT 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. One word topic Two describing words Three action words A four word phrase One word relating to the

topic CINQUAIN EXAMPLE Rain Heavy, awesome Drenching, soaking, penetrating Renewing the earths firmament Soil-soaker CINQUAIN EXAMPLE Mantis Stick Predator Stalking, preening, searching

Slenderly fashioned by nature Killer CINQUAIN EXAMPLE Cat. Fluffy, cuddly. Purring, sleeping,

kneading. Asleep on my pillow. Kitten. CINQUAIN EXAMPLE Dalmation Spotted, happy Running, barking, jumping Tail is always wagging Dog. HAIKU Japanese

form of poetry. Non-rhyming and written to a formula Usually about HAIKU: FORMAT 17 syllables in total 1st Line: 5 syllables 2nd Line: 7 syllables 3rd Line: 5 syllables

HAIKU: EXAMPLE Written by Basho (famous Japanese poet) This snowy morning That black crow I hate so much .... But he's beautiful!

Basho HAIKU: EXAMPLE The flower rises Sunshine on the morning dew Birds begin to chirp

HAIKU: EXAMPLE Orange, yellow, red Drifting slowly to the ground Another leaf falls LIMERICK: EXAMPLE

There was a huge dog from Tibet, Who was loved by a girl named Odette; Though large and hairy And sometimes quite scary, She thought him a marvellous pet. LIMERICK: EXAMPLE

There once was a man of Bengal Who was asked to a fancy dress ball; He murmured, Ill risk it And go as a biscuit... But a dog ate him up in the hall. LIMERICK: EXAMPLE

I raised a great hullabaloo When I found a large mouse in my stew, Said the waiter, Dont shout And wave it about, Or the rest will be wanting one too. LIMERICK: FORMAT Set pattern poem of 5 lines.

A nonsense verse. Rhythm pattern is set syllables / line Rhyme pattern is set aabba Line 5 is the punch line a humorous twist. LIMERICK: ACTIVITY Think of something funny.

Who was there? When did it happen? Where did it happen? What happened? What was the conclusion? Write some words that you might be able to use to describe the event.

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