Couplets are two lines of poetry that rhyme. They are usually made up of the same number of syllables and have a recognizable rhythm.
I got on my red sled and rode down the slick hill, (A)
I screamed with excitement , it was such a great thrill. (A)
Quatrains are four-line poems that follow different rhyme patterns. For example, AABB, ABBA, ABAB, or ABCB. These patterns refer to the last word in each line.
I love to go shopping at the local mall; A
It's fun to search for items big and small. A
When I find what I'm looking for I'm so glad; B
"Thank goodness, that took forever!" said my dad. B
Concrete poems describe a specific object. The poem is written in the shape of the object being described.
Crunchy brown bread crust forms the top. The sizzling cheese burns when it touches my awaiting, salivating tongue-
Juicy pepperoni, spicy sausage, and hot peppers cover the slice-I can't wait to take my first bite-
There once was a man named Stan; A
He saw a spider and ran. A
He said goodbye B
While trying not to cry, B
Stan suffers from arachnophobia, man. A
In an acrostic poem, the letters of the topic/subject are written vertically.
Next to each letter, a statement is written horizontally about the topic/subject.
- Starting on the blocks
- Waiting for the gun to go off
- Into the water I dive
- Make my arms reach far
- Super day for first place!
Line 1 one syllable noun (topic)
Line 2 two syllables describing the topic
Line 3 three syllables
Line 4 four syllables
Line 5 a one syllable noun that's a synonym for the topic
One of a kind
Haiku is a form of ancient Japanese poetry. It is a three-line poem about something related to nature.
Line 1: 5 syllables
Line 2: 7 syllables
Line 3: 5 syllables
The roses opened
Kisses awake by the sunlight
Beauty to behold
A Diamanté is a seven line poem in the shape of a diamond.
line 1 choose a topic that is a noun-1 word
Line 2- 2 adj to describe the topic
Line 3-3 action words ending in -ING that relate to the topic
Line 4-4 nouns related to topic or a 4 word phrase about topic
Line 5-3 action words ending in -ING that relate to a topic
Line 6- 2 adj to describe the topic
Line 7-a synonym for the topic-1 word
Sapphire, diamond, ruby, emerald
A cinquain is a five-line poem.
Line 1 choose a topic that is a noun-1 word
Line 2 2 adj to describe the topic
Line 3 3 action words ending in -ING that relate to the topic
Line 4 4 nouns related to topic or a 4 word phrase about topic
Line 5 a synonym for the topic-1word
Humming, gliding, flying
They make traveling quick