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"I Am" Poetry
A form of poetry you can use to describe yourself.
Diamante is a style of poetry using seven lines and forming the shape of a diamond (hence the name). There are two different types: synonym and antonym. Synonym diamantes use synonyms to start and end their poems, with the rest of the words corresponding to those nouns. Antonym diamantes use opposites. In the top half of the poem – lines 2 and 3 – are words that have to do with line 1. In the bottom half of the poem – lines 5 and 6 – the adjectives and verbs should be related to the noun on line 7. On line 4, the line in the middle of the poem, the first two nouns should be related to the noun on line 1, and the last two nouns should be related to the noun on line 7.
Free Verse Poetry
A free verse poem has no regular meter (rhythm) and no rhyme scheme. Free verse poems are meant to sound like everyday speech, or conversations. They often use strong poetic devices such as: alliteration, imagery, metaphors, similies, repetition, etc
Students found pages from a book or news article and circled the words that stood out to them to create their own poem. They then illustrated it to fit the theme or message of their newly created poems.
Students found a piece of poetry they liked online and printed it off. They read it over and chose a symbol that they felt went with the theme of their poem. They lightly traced this symbol on their page and placed the poem inside. They coloured and designed it in any way they wished to.