Poetry Packet

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Poetry Packet

Writing, Level ______

Name:_________________________________

Start Date: _____________

End Date: _____________


You will need: One piece of 12x24 construction paper

Your packet must have:


___Cover: Fold a piece of construction paper in half, this will be the cover for your packet.

The front should have:


___ Couplets. Write 7. Pick your favorite 4 to copy onto nice paper.

(A pair of lines that rhyme. Couplets may be part of a longer poem) Oak 421; couplet 850,


___ Quatrains. Write five for practice. Pick your favorite 2 to copy onto nice paper.

(A four line rhyme. The rhyme scheme may be AABB, ABAB, ABCB, or ABBA Quatrains are often combined to form longer poems) Oak 421


___ sonnet. Write 3, pick your favorite 1 to copy.

(14 line poem that follows one of a number of different rhyme schemes. We will be doing a Shakespearian sonnet, which is divided into four parts: three quatrains and a final couplet. The rhyme scheme of such a sonnet is ABAB CDCD EFEF GG. ) Willow pg 79; Cypress 251, 256, 847, 849, 1310,

___ Free Verse. 1 page is 14-17 lines long. Write 5 pages for practice, copy 3 down.

Free verse is up to you. You may write acrostic, shape, cinquain (1) one word title 2) two words-description of title, 3) three words actions of title, 4) four word feeling about title, 5) a one word synonym of the title.) or anything of your choosing. Oak 423, 435; Cypress1039, 1038, 1300


___ Haiku. Write 7, pick your favorite 3 to copy.

(Short poem of Japanese origins, frequently 17 syllables in length in three lines) Oak 413, Cypress 383


____Arrange your packet this way: this sheet, your final copies, then your rough drafts.


Standards: 4.1, 4.2, 4.4.a, 4.6, 4.8 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5.a, 5.7 6.1, 6.3, 6.4, 6.6.a, 6.7

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