BellRinger: Draw/write - Something that makes you smile
What is a Haiku? (Answer in a few words)
What is a limerick? (Answer in a few words)
What is an acrostic poem?
Haiku is a type of Japanese poem consisting of three lines with a 5-7-5 syllable pattern. Limericks are five-line poems with a specific rhyme scheme and rhythm. Both are fun to write and share with friends!
Haiku and Limerick Poems
Haiku: A type of Japanese poem consisting of three lines. The first and last lines have five syllables and the middle line has seven syllables. Limerick: A humorous five-line poem often used to tell a story. It has a rhyme scheme of AABBA. Meter: A poetic device used to measure the rhythm of a poem by counting the number of stressed and unstressed syllables in each line.
Haikus were originally created by Japanese poets in the 9th century. A Limerick is a type of poem that rhymes AABBA. The longest Limerick ever written has 11 lines.
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Draw a frog wearing a crown and a cape peeking out from a blooming flower.
Poem with 5 lines.
What type of language is used in a limerick? How does the language create a certain mood?
Draw a banana splitting from his banana bunch family on a sunny day at the beach
What elements of a haiku poem do you think are important?
What are some of the topics that could be included in a haiku poem?
Draw a fish wearing a top hat and a bow tie
What is the difference between a Haiku and a Limerick poem?
What elements do both Haiku and Limerick poems have in common?
What elements are different between Haiku and Limerick poems?
Name a word that rhymes with 'me'
An acrostic poem is a poem where the first letter of each line spells out a word or phrase. You can use acrostic poems to express your feelings, tell stories and create art. Give it a try! Try writing an acrostic poem about your favorite person, place or thing!
Acrostic Poem: A poem in which certain letters (often the first letters of each line) spell out a word or phrase Line: A unit of a poem composed of one or more words arranged according to a particular pattern of meter and rhyme Rhyme: A repetition of identical or similar sounds in two or more words
Acrostic poems originated in ancient Greece and were used as a way to praise gods and goddesses. The word 'acrostic' comes from the Greek akrostikos, which means 'at the top of the verse.' In the Middle Ages, acrostic poems were used as a mnemonic device to help remember facts about saints and Christian holidays.
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What is one example of a topic that could be used to write an acrostic poem?
What creative techniques can you use to make your acrostic poem stand out?
What can you learn about yourself from writing an acrostic poem?
Exit Ticket: What was the most important thing you learned from today's lesson?