(ELA) Introduction to Poetry
Today you are going to learn about poetry! 
Read the information carefully and you'll get
all the questions correct!
When you think about poetry.  I want you to think
about patterns.  Poetry is a story where words
are arranged into patterns.  Sometimes those
patterns rhyme, but sometimes they have a certain
number of syllables.  So, just remember, poems don't
have to rhyme, but they do have to follow a
pattern.
Poems are stories that   ___________.
rhyme.
have patterns.
have verses.
Stanzas
Poems aren't written like regular stories.  Poems
aren't arranged into paragraphs.  Poems are
 organized into STANZAs.  Stanzas are groups
of words and sometimes they don't even have
periods.  There is no indenting in a poem. 
Stanzas line up all lines and don't push in the first
line.
Poems are arranged into:
Blocks
Sentences
Paragraphs
I Love To Write Poems
I love to write
Day and night
What would my heart do
But cry, sigh and be blue
If I could not write

Writing feels good
And I know it should
Who could have knew
That what I do
Is write, write, write
How many stanzas
(groups of lines)
does this poem
have?
I Love To Write Poems
I love to write
Day and night
What would my heart do
But cry, sigh and be blue
If I could not write

Writing feels good
And I know it should
Who could have knew
That what I do
Is write, write, write
Stanzas have lines, but
not always periods.
Count the lines
 in this poem....




You should have
counted 10 lines in all!
Tinkle, Tinkle little car
How I wonder what you are.

Leaking oil every day
Having it your own way.

Going up hills real slow
I don't want you any mo'.

Tinkle, Tinkle .........
Read this fun poem and
answer the questions
below.


How many stanzas does
this poem have?
How many lines are there
in all?
digits only
digits only
Poems usually give you a feeling called the _______.
Poems often have a message and set a mood
for their audience.  A poem's mood can help
you understand what the author was feeling
when they wrote the poem.  The mood is
sometimes called "tone" as well.  Poems can
be funny, dark, sad, or even serious.  It
all depends on what the author was trying to
make you feel inside.
Stanza
Rate
Mood
Action
How could I be so lost,
In a place I know so well?
How could I be so broken,
In a family so together?
How could I be so lonely,
Surrounded by so many?
How could I be so unhappy,
Surrounded by so much beauty?
How could I be me,
When even I remain a mystery?
Read the poem to the left.


What do you think the
mood of this poem is?
funny
adventurous
educational
sad
Mr. Snowman took a summer vacation,
he packed his bags and went to the station.
The train was hot so in manner quite subtle,
Mr. Snowman became Mr. Puddle.
Read the poem to the above.


What do you think the mood of this poem is?
Sad
Serious
Adventurous
Silly and Funny
Can you figure out who this poem was written for?
Good poets usually direct their poetry at a certain
group of people.  Who the poem is written for is
called the AUDIENCE.  The audience can be a group
of people or just one person. 

Look at this example:

I know I'm only 9 years old...
I know you're younger than me...
I know your tail wags at my face...
I know you lick me to say hello...
I know you nip sometimes, but mean no harm...
I know when things squeak they drive you wild...
I know you are a ___________.
I know I'm only 9 years old...
I know you're younger than me...
I know your tail wags at my face...
I know you lick me to say hello...
I know you nip sometimes, but mean no harm...
I know when things squeak they drive you wild...
I know you are a ___________.
If you guessed a puppy you are right!!!
The Laundry
Who do you think the audience for this poem is?
Who is the audience of this poem?
There's something in life
that I'd like to know,
where in the world
do my stinky friends go.

I have you all
after you come off my feet,
but where do you end up
after the laundry?
Sock(s)
Feet
When it's time for folding
when the dryer is done,
I look for your match
but can only find one.

You were in the dryer
you spun  around,
but still there is no
_____ to be found.
The Dryer
Good poets also like to pretend they are a different
person when they write the poem.  Poets write poems
as if they are a different SPEAKER.

The speaker is the person who is saying the
words in the poem.

Take a look at this example:
I sit in your desk each day
Waiting and waiting to cut away
Then I see paper and open a bit
changing its shape with each snip
after your done you put me away
so that I might eat another day
Who is the
speaker in
this poem?
I sit in your desk each day
Waiting and waiting to cut away
Then I see paper and open a bit
changing its shape with each snip
after your done you put me away
so that I might eat another day
Who is the speaker in this poem?
If you guessed scissors you
are correct!
Deep with anger my red fury grows
When will I explode, know one knows
Some day my ash will cover the skies
People will run from my molten surprise

Be wary, be ready, the day is near
when all will run from my erruption in fear
Who is the speaker in this poem?
A Volcano
A Hurrican
A Paint Ball
A Tiger
Poetry usually uses great words to create patterns.
One type of trick a poet uses is Onomatopoeia.  It is
pronounced "ona-mata-peeya".  Onomatopoeia is
when the words is written like the way it sounds.

For example:  buzz, whirl, whip, bang, and zing.

Which words is an example of Onomatopoeia?
brakes
splat
car
llama
Another really cool trick a poet uses is called
ALLITERATION.  Alliteration is when you put
two or more words together with the same sound.
For example, The big brown bus bumbled down the
road.  Pretty fun to read isn't it?  Allterations don't
have to be long.  They can be just two words together.
For example, "Mr. Wonderful Willy was out for lunch."

What was the alliteration in that sentence?
was out
for lunch
Wonderful Willy
Mr. Wonderful
Check of any sentence endings that are an
allteration.

Joel was making his way toward the


great big ocean.
soft simple seashore.
the giant peach.
the rough round rubber duck.
the central park.
bouncing bowling ball.
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