Have you ever read a poem? Have you ever written a poem?
How many poets can you name?
How many kinds of Japanese poems do you know? What are their rules?
Poems in English have different rules – can you spot them in this poem by Robert Frost?
Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village, though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.
My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.
He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound's the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.
The woods are lovely, dark, and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.
1 noun subject.
2 adjective description.
3 "ing" verbs
4-5 word phrase
1 word summary
growing, reaching, standing
a nice place to relax
Write a Cinquain about a PLACE. Note that it is CENTRE aligned.
Four pairs of beady eyes?
Eight hairy legs?
Aaaarggghh! It's a spider
Can you see the hidden word?
Write an acrostic about an emotion or a place or a thing.